on Nintendo Switch will have a completely new and exclusive co-op mode.
Capcom has spent the past few weeks announcing the three new features it’s added to the Switch version of Devil May Cry 3. Now the third one has been revealed and it’s local co-op for the game’s Bloody Palace mode.
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
The co-op will work with Joy-Cons as well as the Switch Pro Controller, and any combo of them both. You’ll have to beat the intro mission before being able to start a co-op session of Bloody Palace. One player is Dante while the other is Vergil, and you’ll have separate save files for each, and can also have different controller setups for each character.
Bloody Palace is survival mode in which you have just one life as you try to climb up 9999 floors of a demon-filled tower. When you beat a floor, you get the choice of three portals to go through, letting up ascend one floor, 10 floors, or 100 floors.
The other two exclusive features that the Switch version of Devil May Cry 3 has are on-the-fly combat style switching, and on-the-fly weapon switching. In the original game, you had to switch weapons before starting a mission, or could do it mid-mission at a Divinity Statue. In the Switch version, you can switch styles and weapons wherever you want, and whenever you want.
Devil May Cry 3 comes to Nintendo Switch on February 20, 2020. Our Devil May Cry 3 review of the original 2005 game gave it a 9.6, so you know, it’s certainly worth checking out if you haven’t played it before.
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