Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, released in Japan as Devil May Cry 3 (Japanese: デビル メイ クライ 3, Hepburn: Debiru Mei Kurai Surī), is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom, released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and ported to Microsoft Windows in 2006. The game is a prequel to the original Devil May Cry, with a younger Dante. It retains elements from the two previous games, expanding its combat system with a number of fighting styles. The story is told primarily in cutscenes using the game's engine, with several pre-rendered full motion videos. Set several years before the events of the first Devil May Cry in an enchanted tower, Temen-ni-gru, the story centers on the dysfunctional relationship between Dante and his brother Vergil. Although Devil May Cry 3 was criticized for its degree of difficulty, it was also praised for returning to the challenging gameplay of Devil May Cry. The game was re‐released in 2006 as Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening, Special Edition (デビル メイ クライ 3 Special Edition) with a recalibrated difficulty curve and Vergil as a playable character. Combined sales of both versions were over four million, and a 2005 manga prequel to the game was published in Japan.