Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition Announced as a Digital Launch Title for PS5 and Xbox Series X [UPDATE]
An expanded version of the original game, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition will release digitally for the launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X.
With its original release last year, Devil May Cry 5 kicked its way into high gear with a brand new entry in the long-running action franchise for both series fans and newcomers alike. If you missed out on the game initially or want to experience it again with next-gen polish, Dante’s latest adventure is coming back for next-gen platforms this holiday season.
During Sony’s PS5 Showcase, Capcom revealed that a new iteration of DMC5 is coming this holiday called Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition. The trailer highlighted that alongside the original game, the Special Edition will feature the ability to play as Dante’s brother Vergil, and will seemingly include new story content and other additional features, such as Turbo Mode, Legendary Dark Knight, and support for ray tracing. Capcom also noted on the PlayStation Blog that with ray tracing enabled, the title can support 4k/30fps to prioritize resolution, or 1080p/60fps to prioritize framerate. The Special Edition will also feature a High Framerate Mode that supports playing in up to 120fps.
Capcom confirmed after the showcase that Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition will be available at launch for both PS5 and Xbox Series X in November, but will initially be available as a digital-only title for $39.99. The publisher explained that a physical version of the game will arrive at a later date for both platforms.
😈 Vergil will be offered as paid DLC for Xbox One, PS4 and PC at a later date.
😈 Physical version of #DMC5 Special Edition coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X at a later date.
— Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (@DevilMayCry) September 16, 2020
Alongside the release of the title for next-gen platforms, Capcom also added that owners of the original game on PS4, Xbox One, and PC will be able to play as Vergil with a paid DLC. However, it’s unclear if the additional added features will make their way into the current-gen versions of the game as well.
UPDATE: Seemingly, the current-gen systems and PC will just be getting the Vergil DLC as a paid add-on.
So I spoke with folks at Capcom, the PC version of DMC5 is only going to be receiving Vergil as DLC, and won’t be getting the SE version Legendary Dark Knight Mode, Turbo Mode, Raytracing support etc. Wtf.
— Pat Stares At SuperGiant Roguelikes (@PatStaresAt) September 17, 2020
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition will be available at launch for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X.