Devil May Cry 2 is Making Its Way to Nintendo Switch on September 19

While often seen as the black sheep of the DMC family, Devil May Cry 2 will continue Dante's journey on Switch later this month.

Known for his wise-cracking jokes and skill with a variety of demon-killing weaponry, Dante has long been an iconic face in games thanks to the success of the Devil May Cry series. While Switch owners got their first taste of the Son of Sparda’s adventures this spring, those looking to kick more demon ass will get the chance later this month with the series’ next entry, Devil May Cry 2.

During today’s Nintendo Direct, it was officially revealed that Capcom will be bringing the next installment of the DMC series, Devil May Cry 2, over to the Nintendo Switch on September 19, 2019, following the release of the original game earlier this year. The game is available for pre-purchase now on the Nintendo eShop, where it will cost $19.99 at release.

Notably, this marks the first appearance of Devil May Cry 2 on a Nintendo console, after originally being released on PS2, followed by later ports on PlayStation and Xbox consoles (as part of the Devil May Cry HD Collection), and on PC.

Since its release in 2003, Devil May Cry 2 has long held an infamous reputation as being a bit of the “black sheep” among the rest of the DMC series, in particular for its notable gameplay, story, and character changes from the first game. While DMC2 was a commercial success, it’s often seen as being the weakest entry of the entire Devil May Cry series, making its Switch release all the more intriguing, given its sour reputation.

That said, despite some of its rough edges, hopefully the re-release of Devil May Cry 2 on Switch will give a new audience of players an appreciation for some of its riskier elements, and to continue following the journey of everyone’s favorite demon hunter.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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