The Original Devil May Cry Is Coming To Nintendo Switch This Summer

It's gonna be one cuhrayzeeeee summer.
Devil May Cry is getting a Switch release this summer.
Devil May Cry is getting a Switch release this summer. Capcom

This summer looks like it’s going to be crazy, with another classic port coming to the Switch.

While everyone loves the boomer Dante, introduced in Devil May Cry V, there are still fans who prefer the irreverent, brash and incredibly stylish young Dante, who was the focus of the first three Devil May Cry games in the series. To that end, Capcom has confirmed via the official Devil May Cry V Twitter account that the original Devil May Cry, released back in 2001, is coming to the Nintendo Switch this summer.

As joyous as this announcement might be, this is the only Devil May Cry title to be officially revealed for the Nintendo Switch. You will recall that a high-definition remaster of the first three games (Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2 and Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening) was released last year for PS4, PC and Xbox One. The decision to therefore release only a single game on the Nintendo Switch drew some criticism from some fans who thought that they were getting all three games for the price of one. Some, however, were happy with just the one, especially since the second installment, Devil May Cry 2, was maligned in contrast to the rest of the series.

In any case, this would be a good time to pick up the title, especially after Devil May Cry V brought back life to the series and gathered new players. Devil May Cry is the title that started it all, and it holds up well to this day, possibly because it balanced a good sense of gameplay and story into one action-packed title.

Capcom has recently been on a roll with its Switch ports; in a short span of time, they have released Switch versions of Onimusha: Warlords, Okami and Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. Of course, it doesn’t end there, as the upcoming Switch ports of Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 4 are set to be released later this month.

There is no release date yet for the Switch version of Devil May Cry, but you can pick up the entire Devil May Cry HD Collection now for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 if you want to satisfy your demon-killing needs.

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