Legend has it that 2000 years ago in the depths of hell, a demon rebelled against the devil, waging a one-man war in support of the human world.
In the present, Dante, a private investigator of the supernatural, realises that the devil is rallying to rise again against mankind. Deep within Dante's blood lies the power of ancient demons and as his power builds he transforms into a demon state where he can use his power against evil he encounters.
Commencing his battle against the demonic legions with just a sword and his twin pistols, Ebony and Ivory, Dante will soon come across more powerful weapons, such as a shotgun to aid him in his mission. However, to defeat the devil Dante must also discover special weapons possessing various elemental powers. When channelled correctly these weapons will allow Dante to call upon demonic energy and launch powerful attacks against a range of enemies.
- "鬼泣" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "DMC" -- Common abbreviation
- "デビルメイクライ" -- Japanese spelling
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The Press Says
||10 out of 10
||Oct 16, 2001
||10 out of 10
||Sep 24, 2001
||95 out of 100
|Game Informer Magazine
||9.5 out of 10
||Oct 19, 2001
||93 out of 100
||Dec 20, 2001
||92 out of 100
||9 out of 10
||Nov 01, 2001
||90 out of 100
|The Video Game Critic
||Oct 26, 2005
||Nov 02, 2001
||4 out of 5
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There is an anime series Devil May Cry
released in 2007 based off of this PS2 game.
's main character is named after Dante Alighieri, a famous Italian poet in the 13th century who wrote the famous poem Divina Commedia
), an epic about a journey through hell. The game also makes several references to someone called Virgil, Dante's lost brother. In real life, Virgil was a Roman poet who lived around 60b.c., and whose works had a profound effect upon Dante while writing Divina Commedia
Devil May Cry
originally started out as Resident Evil 4
but the series creator (and current producer), Shinji Mikami
, decided to start a new franchise when the game started going in a completely different direction than originally intended. A glitch in the game script made the enemies fly up when you would shoot them. They decided to make a new game instead of trying to fix this glitch. it became Devil May Cry
and the glitch was changed into the High Time attack.
This PS2 game has worldwide sales of 2.2 million copies.
Information also contributed by
Big John WV,
- February 2006 (Issue #200) - #161 out of 200 of the "Greatest Games of Their Time"
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Macintrash (2518)
on Oct 03, 2001.