1001 Video Games
Devil May Cry
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
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.
According to publisher Capcom
, Devil May Cry
has sold 2.16 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).
Information also contributed by
Big John WV,
- February 2006 (Issue #200) - #161 out of 200 of the "Greatest Games of Their Time"