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Dante returns in this prequel to the first Devil May Cry. The story focuses on Dante's back story, mainly on why he is feuding with his brother. The game is considered to be the hardest of the series. It has a high production value with grand music, a lush atmosphere, compelling characters, and a visually impressive upgraded graphics engine with lighting and shadow effects. An all-new Style system that allows you to select your fighting style has been incorporated into this game. The game itself is non-stop action up until Dante reaches Hellgate.

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Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 The game begins with a cinematic introduction showing the two brothers of Sparda fighting. It's accompanied by a voice-over that sets out part of the story.
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 Starting the UK release, SLES-53038, but it still has multiple language and display options available
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 Tutorial mode reminds the player of the basic controls<br>Wonder if this alters when the controls are customised?
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 The Item screen<br>These items can restore health etc and are collected from the fallen. Some are collected automatically while the player must walk into/over others

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Alternate Titles

  • "鬼泣3:但丁觉醒" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "DMC3" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Devil May Cry 3: Dantes Erwachen" -- German title
  • "Devil May Cry 3" -- Japanese title
  • "데빌 메이 크라이 3" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)

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User Reviews

Predating the original greatness to new bounds!!! Joshua Price (28) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

games xtreme Mar 25, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
Gaming Target Apr 13, 2005 9.1 out of 10 91
GameZone Mar 07, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Futuregamez.net Apr 27, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Deaf Gamers 2005 9 out of 10 90
PSM2 (Playstation 2 Magazine) UK Apr, 2005 89 out of 100 89
Digital Entertainment News (den) Apr 07, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
UOL Jogos Mar 02, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Yahoo! Games Mar 05, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
1UP Mar 01, 2005 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Devil May Cry 3 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Sales

According to publisher Capcom, Devil May Cry 3 has sold 1.3 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).

Special Edition

In 2006, Capcom released a Special Edition of DMC 3. It came with new features including the ability to play as Vergil. Oddly, with all of the new additions, you could get the game for the same price as a "Greatest Hits" game around 20 dollars.

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Joe Ix (176) added Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (PlayStation 2) on Jun 10, 2005