Today marks the 20th anniversary of Devil May Cry
The time is flying by, and today is a big day for one of the most popular hack & slash franchises of all time. 20 years ago in Japan, the first game in the popular Devil May Cry franchise, Devil May Cry, was released on the PlayStation 2, the latest game from Capcom and Hideki Kamiya.
In the game, we could meet our favorite character, Dante, who is always having fun with everything, whether it is an enemy or not. The first Devil May Cry has a fast-paced Hack and Slash action with many combinations throughout the game.
To commemorate the occasion, the Devil May Cry official Twitter account posted:
“Dante paved the way for the video game industry 20 years ago, redefining the genre and launching the beloved series Devil May Cry. Thank you for participating in and supporting SSStylish over the years!”
Over the course of the years, the Devil May Cry franchise has grown to include six games, with DmC: Devil May Cry being a spin-off developed by Ninja Theory and released in 2013. Devil May Cry 2 on the other hand, was released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2. Devil May Cry 3: Dantes Awakening, which is widely regarded as the best game in the franchise, was released in 2005 for both the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox 360, and it is in this game that we first meet Dante’s brother, Vergil.
And with the introduction of the next generation of consoles, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, we saw the release of Devil May Cry 4, which, at the time of its release in 2008, had a first-person combat system and first-person graphics that remain visually appealing to this day. It has a large variety of Combos, and it is in this game that the new character of the franchise, Nero, is introduced.
Last but not least, we have Devil May Cry 5, which was released in 2019 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and was developed using the RE Engine, presenting beautiful graphics and improving and expanding on everything that was in Devil May Cry 4 with a more mature Dante and the return of a much-loved character.