In March 2019, Capcom launched Devil May Cry 5, a new opus doped with RE Engine. A good episode overall, but far from constituting the best opus of the saga as indicated then brilliantly the test of the game in the columns of Lemon Squeezer . At the time, we particularly emphasized "a very repetitive progression (corridor, enemies, corridor, enemies ...), a level design very little inspired (especially in the second half of the game), a very choppy rhythm (these loads, these flashbacks ...), a camera not really at the top, but also in somevery shifted sequences, sometimes ing on parody. In 2020, the game is back, with the promise of a Special Edition.
Buy Devil May Cry 5 SE on Xbox Series X
Devil May Cry 5: the “Special Edition” in test!
Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition is coming out just in time for support the launch of the new Xbox Series X and PS5. A "boosted" version of the base game, which promises to take advantage of the capabilities of the new next-gen consoles, while offering more content.
Thus, at launch, the player can opt for
Visually, ray-tracing brings something, it is undeniable, but it is not day and night either compared to the original version. The first few levels are best able to demonstrate this technology, but in the heat of the moment it's hard to see a real difference.
By the way, if you're playing on Xbox Series S, don't look for the option to activate the ray -tracing, since the latter is simply not available on Microsoft's "full demat" console .
Beyond these few graphics options, Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition also (and above all) brings something new in terms of content. It is thus possible to opt for a new Dark Knight Legendary difficulty mode, not to mention a Turbo mode, which boosts the general speed of the game by around 20%.
Vergil to the rescue
Added to this is the presence of 'a brand new playable character, namely Vergil, which features new weapons and quite different gameplay. The possibility of playing Dante's brother is THE big news in reality of this Special Edition, but we still regret a rather sloppy integration on the staging side, without cutscenes or other elements.
Note that this Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition does not have any form of Smart Delivery or other Free PS5 Upgrade. so that no free update will transform your Devil May Cry 5 from 2019 in this “new” Special Edition version. These are indeed two "different" games, each of which offers its own list of trophies / achievements for those who are interested.
And for the little info, this Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition is Obviously charges faster than the original version on Xbox One X… but it should be noted that the loading times are exactly the same on Xbox Series X, whether you are playing the basic version, or this Special Edition version. For the rest, lThe game retains the qualities and flaws of the original game, with a really successful start, but a much (much…) less inspired second half.
Buy Devil May Cry 5 SE on PS5
Our opinion on Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
No good / bad surprises with this Special Edition of Devil May Cry 5, since we find the original game with its qualities and defaults. The whole benefits from a ray-tracing treatment to flatter our eyes, and justify a little the passage to the next-gen, but it is especially the new game modes and the possibility of playing Vergil that constitute the real novelties here. . Capcom's game is currently only available in a digital version, but it will be available in a physical version at the beginning of December. Count € 39.99 all the same to (re) play Devil May Cry 5 in Special Edit versionion ... Is it expensive? Yes. Too expensive ? Yes.