Vergil Playable in DmC DLC

| 12 Nov 2012 13:59

Capcom has confirmed DmC's first DLC pack will let you play as Dante's grumpy brother, Vergil.

Is the new Dante design getting you down? Well, you could play as his slightly more traditional brother, Vergil, assuming you either pre-order DmC or shell out $9 for post-launch DLC.

Vergil's Downfall tells "the untold story of Dante's twin brother." Considering Vergil's defeat and eventual resurrection as Neo Angelo was covered in Devil May Cry 1 and 3, I'm guessing we're going to see another deviation from the established canon. The pack's title implies it'll end on a similar note, however.

The DLC pack, which will be available in early 2013 for both the PS3 and 360 versions of the game, contains a separate storyline and adds new weapons, locations enemies and combos. It's going for $9 (720 MS Points), but North American gamers can get it for free if they pre-order the game through GameStop or EB Games.

Capcom's press release stresses that the DLC isn't included on the retail disk, but I doubt that'll do much to placate fans who think the series is heading in the wrong direction. Vergil was also playable in Devil May Cry 3 - which is widely regarded as the high point of the series - for the ever popular price of free.

DmC: Devil May Cry launches on January 15th, 2013, with a PC port to follow sometime that year.

Source: Joystiq

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