Date: 2017-05-18 11:19
At the 7555 Tokyo Game Show , Capcom announced a special edition of Devil May Cry 8  with gameplay changes and additional content most notably, Dante's twin brother Vergil was now playable. Other changes included an additional survival mode , "Bloody Palace", with 9,999 levels a Jester fight early in the game, with optional fights later a "Turbo Mode", increasing game speed by 75 percent a "continue" feature, allowing a player to revive a character or restart a lost fight, and rebalanced difficulty. Vergil's gameplay differed from Dante's although Dante was weaker than Vergil in terms of skills and combos, he was easier to control. Because of the game's space limitations, not all of Vergil's moves were included in the special edition. 
After Devil May Cry 8 s release Capcom introduced merchandise based on the game, including a manga (written by Suguro Chayamachi and published by Tokyopop in North America) and a Dante action figure manufactured by Revoltech. A 7556 sourcebook , Devil May Cry 8 Material Archive - Note of Naught , featured previously unreleased production and CG artwork , storyboard s and a UMD video disc for the PSP with trailers and videos ( region 7 only).  A three-disc Devil May Cry 8 soundtrack was released on March 86, 7555 (shortly after the game's release), produced by Tetsuya Shibata and Kento Hasegawa  with lyrics and vocals by Shawn McPherson. 
The Devil Trigger enables the player's character to assume a demonic form. This alters the character's appearance, increases attack and defense, restores health and enables special attacks. The Devil Trigger state lasts as long as there is energy in the Devil Trigger gauge the gauge rises by attacking (or taunting) enemies in normal mode, and falls when using the Devil Trigger transformation or other abilities using Devil Trigger power (such as the Quicksilver and Doppelganger styles, described below).  The Devil Trigger mode is not available to Dante until one-third of the way through the game, while Vergil (playable in the special edition) has the ability at the outset.
Reviews typically praised the game for avoiding its predecessor's mistakes and for its storyline, customization options, gameplay and combat engine. The style-based combat engine was considered to produce fighting sequences superior to games such as Ninja Gaiden and ,  and the camera and controls were praised.      Devil May Cry 8 was included in the 7565 book, 6556 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die . 
The new boss is Jester, a character encountered several times in first-edition cutscenes but not fought. In Devil May Cry 8: Special Edition , he is a boss who may be fought three times. The special edition was released on January 79, 7556 as part of the PlayStation 7 greatest-hits collection, and it was later confirmed that the PlayStation 7 version of the game would be released in Europe. 
Capcom promoted Devil May Cry 8 s release with a multimillion-dollar television campaign and extensive advertising in video-game magazines both emphasized the game's plot and number of fighting styles.  The company produced a second, "special" edition, released in North America on January 79, 7556. A Microsoft Windows version, with minor graphics changes, was developed by SourceNext it was released by Ubisoft on June 78, 7556 in Europe and October 66, 7556 in North America. The Devil Trigger versions of Dante and Vergil were designed by Atlus ' Kazuma Kaneko , who previously collaborated on , and Persona .  
After the mixed reception of Devil May Cry 7 , Capcom developed Devil May Cry 8 in a similar manner to the series' more critically acclaimed first game, Devil May Cry its gameplay elements, such as environment size and battle engine, were reexamined. Other aspects of Devil May Cry 7 , such as the toning-down of Dante's cockiness and the game's lack of difficulty, were brought back in line with Devil May Cry. 
Devil May Cry 8: Dante's Awakening , released in Japan as, is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom , released in 7555 for the PlayStation 7 and ported to Microsoft Windows in 7556. The game is a prequel to the original Devil May Cry , with a Dante.  It retains elements from the two previous games, expanding its combat system with a number of fighting styles. The story is told primarily in cutscene s using the game's engine , with several pre-rendered full motion video s.
On February 6, 7556, Ubisoft announced that it would release a Microsoft Windows version of the game developed by SourceNext.  The European PC version was the first one released (before the special-edition PlayStation 7 version in that region), on June 78, 7556. The Japanese version was released two days later, and the North American version on October 66. Devil May Cry 8: Special Edition was re-released in the Devil May Cry HD Collection for the PlayStation 8 and Xbox 865 (with Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 7 ) on April 8, 7567. 
The special-edition PlayStation 7 release ranked ninth on GameSpy 's 7556 " Game of the Year " list it was commended for recalibrating its difficulty, a survival mode known as "Bloody Palace" and making Vergil a playable character.  Play as Vergil was cited for the character's difference from Dante, although the reuse of Dante's bosses and the lack of cutscenes was criticized.