Satan rules! Or at least, this particular Devil does. Telling the tale of how demon-slayer Dante had to defeat his evil brother in a prequel to the original game, Devil May Cry 3 looks an awesome return to form for our hero and his spectacular demon-destroying antics.s.
In the biggest change to the gameplay, at the start of each mission you have to choose a fighting style to use. There are currently four styles, but Capcom may add more. Swordmaster turns Dante into a samurai-standard blade-swinging Bill-Killer, capable of some incredible hacking and slashing attacks. For firepower, Gunslinger lets Dante fill his foes full of lead from a range of John Woo-style double-handgun firing stances. Trickster specialises in acrobatic attacks and dodges, with Dante running up walls and doing backflips.
And then there's Royal Guard, a more defensive style with the emphasis on parrying and counter-attacks. You can upgrade your skills in each style, keeping a good balance between the lot of them, or concentrating on becoming absolute master of one. Oh baby!
To make things even better, they've reavamped the already eye-searing visuals from scratch. They are also sorting out the camera system, which was a bit of a nightmare in the earlier games, hopefully introducing a tracking camera mode for when the crap hits the air-con.