Capcom has revealed that Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition will introduce local co-op in the Bloody Palace mode on Nintendo Switch.
This was revealed by producer Matt Walker from the Capcom development team, who revealed that players will be able to switch between all the weapons in their inventory at any time.
“Bloody Palace now has local co-op! So, now you’ll be able to play as Dante and Vergil. Two players,” Walker explains.
“It’s kind of like if you’ve played Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition before, in the Doppelganger style there was kind of a hidden Easter Egg where you could actually pick up a second controller and play as, basically, two-player.
“Now in this one it’s not a Doppelganger; it’s actually Dante and Vergil separately and you’ll be able to use any kind of different combination of single Joy-Con, double Joy-Con, or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Fun little tidbit: in Japanese, we actually call this “osusowake.” That’s what it means when you take the two Joy-Con and you share the Joy-Con with a friend.
“You’re going to be able to access this after playing the intro mission of the game, and then what you’ll do is you’ll be able to select co-op – Bloody Palace co-op – and you’ll be able to select different save data for Dante and Vergil and you’re also going to be able to have different controller customisation options for each controller setup for each player.”
The time has come… for the reveal of the final addition to #DevilMayCry 3 Special Edition for #NintendoSwitch! Here’s producer Matt Walker (@retrootoko) again with the news: pic.twitter.com/Qj16uVW1oO— Devil May Cry (@DevilMayCry) February 13, 2020
Serving as a prequel for the stylish action series, Dante’s origin story explores the events that led up to the demon hunter battling his twin brother Vergil, who wants to unlock a gate to the demonic realm.
Wielding his trademark sword Rebellion and dual pistols Ebony and Ivory, Dante must prevent the world from becoming infested by demons.
Continuing the series’ trademark for “intense, non-stop action with flair,” Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition introduces the new “style” based combat system – with six selectable options such as Swordmaster and Gunslinger.
It also presents the chance to play as Vergil, as well as to tackle the 9,999 floors that await you in the Bloody Palace survival mode.
Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 20th February 2020, priced at £15.99 ($19.99).