DescriptionLegend 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
- "데빌 메이 크라이" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)
Part of the Following Groups
- Devil May Cry series
- Gameplay feature: New Game+
- Games made into comics
- Games made into TV series
- PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation 2 Platinum Range releases
|PSM||Nov, 2001||10 out of 10||100|
|Game Chronicles||Sep 04, 2001||9.8 out of 10||98|
|GameZone||Oct 23, 2001||9.7 out of 10||97|
|IGN||Oct 16, 2001||9.6 out of 10||96|
|Game Vortex||2001||94 out of 100||94|
|PlanetPS2||Oct 19, 2001||92 out of 100||92|
|Gamezilla||Nov 01, 2001||90 out of 100||90|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Dec 08, 2001||9 out of 10||90|
|The Video Game Critic||Oct 26, 2005||B+||83|
|GameCola.net||Oct, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
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1001 Video GamesDevil May Cry appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
AnimeThere is an anime series Devil May Cry released in 2007 based off of this PS2 game.
DanteDMC's main character is named after Dante Alighieri, a famous Italian poet in the 13th century who wrote the famous poem Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy), 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.
DevelopmentDevil 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.
SalesAccording to publisher Capcom, Devil May Cry has sold 2.16 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).
- February 2006 (Issue #200) - #161 out of 200 of the "Greatest Games of Their Time"
Related Web Sites
- Devil May Cry (Official game website - Japanese)
- Devil May Cry Fan Site (Great site about the series. Includes walkthroughs, codes, and strategy guides.)
- Official website (Official website)
- Wikipedia: Devil May Cry (Information about Devil May Cry at Wikipedia)