Back in February we brought you news of rumors that a Devil May Cry HD collection was coming to consoles, and then in June we found evidence that confirmed these rumors when a Spanish retailer revealed the collection even stating a release date of November 30th. Now Capcom has finally given the collection an official announcement.
While this is exciting news for fans of the franchise and new fans who are yet to experience the series, we are going to have to wait until ‘early 2012’ before we can download it. Unfortunately this official release date is as specific as it gets for those in North America however Europeans can expect the collection to hit their online console stores on February 10th.
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The high definition collection of the classic PS2 series will include updated versions of Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening, Devil May Cry 2 and Devil May Cry. According to CVG they will feature ‘a wealth of new bonus content for fans and newcomers alike’ as well as additional Trophy and Achievement support. No price has been listed for those in Europe and UK despite a price of $39.99 being revealed for those in the U.S.
Although the news is not really a surprise considering the previous rumors and the developers hinted at revamped editions of the series, it is still welcome news. The Devil May Cry franchise is one of Capcom’s more popular series of games, with each game having the ability to pick-up-and-play and providing hours of button-bashing fun. It will be interesting to see how the graphics compare to the newer games once they have been given an HD makeover too.
Meanwhile Devil May Cry 5 is also expected to hit consoles soon. It has already been met with some criticism over the changes that have been made, especially concerning the look of Dante’s character. Check out the trailer below to see some of the changes for yourself. Are you looking forward to downloading the HD collection?