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Devil May Cry HD Collection Review

Everyone would like to be more graceful. Move with a preternatural sense of the environment, marrying Bourne's cat-like reflexes to Bond's easy drinking manner. Devil May Cry wasn't the first stylish game ever made, but it's the pioneer for a type of fighting game that's still in rude health today. Constructed entirely around making cocky lead man Dante look amazing while he annihilates everything with extreme grace, Devil May Cry HD should offer one hell of a show.

It certainly does, but often despite itself. Like most Capcom oldies given the HD treatment, Devil May Cry HD is a job done the simplest and quickest way - that is, the original assets are displayed in higher resolution and in widescreen, but minimal work is done on the assets themselves. What this means is that some of the larger environmental features have reworked textures, but smaller details like carpets and wall textures are very often left as they were, looking basic in a stark 1080p. Most strikingly of all, the menus and some FMV cut-scenes have been left out of the HD club entirely, displaying in 4:3 blur-o-vision.

Despite all of this, DMC HD is still a gorgeous game. The originals were spectacular showcases for the grisly imaginations of Capcom's designers, devilishly vaudevillian worlds crammed with ginormous contraptions and breathtaking views. So, although DMC HD's visual upgrade is straightforward, it's working with awesome material, and developer Pipeworks has done a great job on the fundamentals. In-game DMC HD is crisp, colourful, and has no screen-tear or frame drops ruining the view. It's easy to nitpick, and we wish Capcom had given Pipeworks a bit more time and money, but these games look better than they ever have before by a big margin.

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Devil May Cry HD Collection release date announced

Devil May Cry HD launches in Europe and the US on 3rd April 2012, Capcom has announced.

The HD Collection comes with a MSRP of $39.99 on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

It includes Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2 and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition. Capcom said today some bonus content and support for Trophies and Achievements is also included.

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Devil May Cry HD Collection announced

Devil May Cry HD Collection announced

Out for PS3, Xbox 360 in early 2012.

Capcom has popped its official stamp on the Devil May Cry HD Collection.

It launches on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Europe and the US early 2012.

The HD Collection includes the first three games in the series: Devil May Cry 1, 2 and 3, in high definition.

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