Devil May Cry

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Devil May Cry
Basic Information
Video Game
Devil May Cry
Successor title
Devil May Cry 2
Action, Adventure, Hack-and-Slash, Fantasy
PlayStation 2
Retail Features
This title has been rated M by the ESRBThis title has been rated C by CEROThis title has been rated 16 by the USKThis title was classified MA15+ by the OFLCAOFLCNZ-R16+This title has been classified 15+ by the ELSPA
Main Credits
Hideki Kamiya
European Union European Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2
December 72001
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2
October 162001
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2
August 232001
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Devil May Cry is a 2001 action-adventure hack & slash video game developed and published by Capcom.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Devil May Cry is a hack & slash with elements of horror and dark fantasy. The player takes control of the demon hunter Dante and fights their way through an abandoned castle. The game is broken up into levels called "Missions", in which the player must perform a certain task before completion: these tasks range from reaching a certain area to puzzles. There are a number of optional Secret Missions scattered throughout the game, which are generally timed challenges that can be tried as many as times as necessary to complete.

Dante starts with the game with the Force Edge sword alongside his handguns Ebony and Ivory, and unlocks additional weapons throughout the story.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Two thousand years ago, the world was saved from the invading underworld by a benevolent demon named Sparda, who would go on to rule the world until his death.

In the modern era, Dante, the son of Sparda and a human named Eva, works as a demon hunter operating out of the "Devil May Cry" shop, seeking vengeance on the demons who killed his mother and brother. One day, he is attacked by a woman named Trish who is aware of his parentage. He brushes off her attack with ease, after which she has come for help in defeating the Demon King Mundus, who is on the verge of reviving. Noticing that Trish is identical to his mother, Dante follows her to Mallet Island, where Mundus is on the verge of breaking free from Sparda's imprisonment.