It looks like the Bloody Palace game mode from previous titles will also be making its way to the upcoming DmC: Devil May Cry. According to Eurogamer, Capcom has announced that the game mode will be making its way to the game in an update that will be released "very shortly" after the game is out.
Bloody Palace mode is very well known to fans of the series. It is a survival dungeon that has more than 100 levels and extremely difficult boss fights. The Bloody Palace mode in DmC will let you compete for high scores on global leaderboards. It will be accessible after the update is released and you have completed the game once.
"But you'll probably be thankful for the experience - not to mention the superior weapon and move loadout - when you make your first foray into this very challenging mode," Capcom said.
The Bloody Palace mode looks like it'll be as challenging as ever
While the console versions of the game will be released on January 15, the PC version of DmC: Devil May Cry is set to come out ten days later, on January 25. Along with this, Capcom has also announced the hardware requirements to run the game.
The PC version is set to have all the bells and whistles you'd expect, including compatibility with both keyboard+mouse configurations and support for direct input-based controllers. It will also be capable of running at 60 frames per second and beyond, depending on your hardware. The game will be released through Steam, which will let you use SteamCloud to save progress, along with Steam's other features like achievements, friend support and leaderboards.
Ninja Theory's reboot of the franchise has led to the main protagonist Dante looking a lot different than he used to in the previous games. He is usually seen with long white hair and carries a sword, named Rebellion, that’s about as big as he is, but in the reboot, developer Ninja Theory has given him more of a teenage look with short black hair. An interesting thing to note is Dante’s abilities concerning angelic and demonic powers. The level design takes advantage of this and has platforming segments that require Dante to pull platforms to him or swing to other platforms by using his sword.
Capcom had released a demo for DmC: Devil May Cry on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live back in November. The demo of the game contains two missions – a regular level and a boss fight. The demo showcased some of the game's difficulty modes, with the Son of Sparda difficulty setting made available after you complete the demo once. The demo is a surprisingly small 1.3GB download and was originally only available to Gold subscribers on Xbox Live. It was later released for Silver members.
Check out our preview of DmC Devil May Cry here.