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Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition updated to Ver. 1.0.1

Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition has been updated to Version 1.0.1. Check out full details on the update below.

- Ranged Weapons’ upgrades not applying in Free Style mode.
- Save Data corruption (very rare).

Capcom explains their approach to the Devil May Cry franchise on Switch

Devil's in the details

Devil May Cry has never had a big presence on Nintendo platforms, but that's changed a bit with Switch. Switch owners can now grab the first three games in the series, and there's even some extra content thrown in. Why has Capcom decided to handle the release of classic DMC games in this way? Capcom's Matt Walker explains in an interview with Siliconera.

I think one of the biggest drivers for taking a different approach on Switch for DMC3SE was that we had an opportunity to try and add to the game in a way that takes advantage of the unique aspects of the Switch. Specifically, the idea to add co-op to Bloody Palace – wherever you have your Switch you always have two controllers with you in the form of the Left and Right Joy-Cons. It’s the only setup where you can just pop it out of a bag, prop the kickstand, then hand a Joy-Con to a friend for spontaneous co-op demon slaying. Otherwise, it was just a matter of having the opportunity – when we started making this we asked ourselves what we could do to add anything to the experience, without detracting from the original game, and that’s how Free Style mode came about.

Digital Foundry - Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition on Switch: The Definitive Version At Last?

A deep dive into Dante's latest on Switch

One of the greatest action games of the PS2 era arrives on Switch! Capcom delivers the goods with an extra multiplayer mode and a Freestyle combat option - but can it fix all the issues present in the HD Collection before it, and on PC? Tom gives it a full tech workout to find out.

GameSpot Video - Devil May Cry 3 gameplay

Today on GameSpot Live, we check out Devil May Cry 3 and its new features that are now available on the Nintendo Switch. Let's see how the new weapon and style switching mechanics change up this old favorite.

Devil May Cry 3 - Switch Vs. PS3 framerate comparison

Who comes out on top?

We've seen how Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition stacks up visually to all other versions of the game, but how does it run? Check out the video above for a comparison of the Switch and PS3 versions.

Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition on Switch compared to PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC versions

Dante's inferno

Talk about the ultimate comparison! Want to see how Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition on Switch compares to previous releases of the game? Check out the video above for a comparison between Switch, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC versions!

Let’s Rock! Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition Out Now on Switch

Today's the Dante!

This party is getting crazy, because Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition is now available for digital download on the Nintendo Switch™ system for MSRP $19.99.

The Nintendo Switch release of DMC3SE introduces the brand new Free Style Mode, which allows players to instantly switch between combat styles and weapons on the fly to unleash some truly SSStylish combos. Free Style Mode allows players to choose between all six combat styles in the game, four of which are available to start and two more which are unlocked as players progress. In addition to the standard weapon cycling system, all unlocked weapons can be quickly selected using a radial menu. Players can also now choose to cut a path through each floor of the “Bloody Palace” survival mode in local co-op right after creating a save file.

DMC3SE brings the complete stylish action experience to Nintendo Switch, detailing the origins of infamous demon hunter Dante’s “Devil May Cry” shop, and long-running rivalry with his twin brother Vergil. DMC3SE includes the option to play as Dante’s twin brother, Vergil, as well as all 9,999 floors of the “Bloody Palace,” survival mode. The Nintendo Switch system’s handheld mode also offers the added flexibility of playing DMC3SE on-the-go for the first time.

About Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition for Nintendo Switch:

Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition serves as a prequel for the iconic action series, unfolding years before the original Devil May Cry. This origin story explores the journey leading up to and culminating in Dante’s face-off against his twin brother, Vergil. Dante must use his trademark sword Rebellion and dual pistols Ebony and Ivory to stop Vergil from unlocking a gate to the demonic realm and infesting the world with demons. Along the way, players will gain insight into many aspects of the series, from the first encounter with fan-favorite Lady, as well as the beginnings of Dante’s titular shop.

Switch Online members get 50% off Devil May Cry 1 & 2 if they purchase Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition

A devilish deal

If you want to get the original Devil May Cry trilogy on Switch at the best price possible, today would be the day to do it. As long as you're a Switch Online member, you can net yourself 50% off of Devil May Cry 1 and 2. All you have to do is buy Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition first. Unfortunately, if you own the first and second games already, there's no deal for the third.

Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition - more footage


Set before the events of the original Devil May Cry, this action classic sees Dante facing off against his twin brother, Vergil, who has designs on unlocking a gate to the demonic realm, to which Dante himself holds the key... Featuring selectable combat styles such as Swordmaster and Gunslinger, Devil May Cry 3 brings an extra level of strategy to the series' renowned stylish gameplay.

Capcom explains why weapon-switching features made their way into Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition

Switching on Switch

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition on Switch includes a handful of new features, one of which is the ability to switch combat styles on the fly. In an interview with USGamer, Capcom's Matt Walker talks about why this feature found its way into the Switch port.

...it's mostly by design that you couldn't switch styles on the fly in DMC 3. While there are certainly hardcore players who are amazing at the game, Itsuno-san felt that you needed to ease players into the concept. In DMC 4 they added that ability to change on the fly for the first time, but part of the reason you play as Dante later, both in that game and in DMC 5, is so that a player can first ease themselves into the combat and gameplay of the game as Nero, and then have access to Dante with his dizzying array of options after you have your bearings.

Hopefully, with DMC 3: SE on Switch, we've struck a balance by making Free Style Mode an option at the beginning. People who aren't accustomed to these kinds of action games can start off in Classic Mode, and then players can choose Free Style Mode to give themselves a new way to enjoy the game once they're comfortable with the gameplay.

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