Devil May Cry series
Group DescriptionCapcom's Devil May Cry series features the half human / half demon protagonist Dante who works as a Devil Hunter. Dante's family consists of his demon father Sparda, his human mother Eva, and his brother Vergil. Other major characters in the series include Trish, Lady, and the main villain Mundus.
While Dante was the main protagonist of the first three games (along with Lucia in Devil May Cry 2) in the series, he shared the spotlight with Nero in Devil May Cry 4.
The games in the Devil May Cry series are third-person hack-and-slash action games. Gameplay typically emphasizes stylish combat giving the player a grade during the fighting. Dante is usually equipped with his two guns named Ebony & Ivory and his sword Rebellion, although in the games he usually gets access to more swords and firearms. These weapons can usually be increased in effectiveness by purchasing upgrades by spending demon's souls that were collected from defeated enemies.
The Devil May Cry series received a reboot when the game DmC: Devil May Cry was released. This title is a reimagining of the series, with the same protagonist Dante, but set in an alternate universe. This reboot was made with the intent to appeal to a more western audience.
SalesAccording to publisher Capcom, the Devil May Cry franchise, numbering 23 titles across several mediums including films and gaming machines, has sold around 14 million units worldwide (as of June 31, 2015).
Front cover for DmC: Devil May Cry - Vergil's Downfall DLC
Front cover for DmC: Devil May Cry
Front cover for Devil May Cry 2
Front cover for Devil May Cry 4
Front cover for Devil May Cry 4 (Collector's Edition)
Screenshot from DmC: Devil May Cry
Screenshot from Devil May Cry 2
Screenshot from Devil May Cry 4
Screenshot from Devil May Cry
Screenshot from Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (Special Edition)