Devil May Cry HD Collection is a compilation of Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (Special Edition). It was officially announced by Capcom in October, 2011. Its North American and European release date was originally set as April 3, 2012, but for whatever reason the Street Date was scrapped, and it was released on March 28, 2012, before DmC: Devil May Cry's release.
Overall, the HD Collection consists of straight ports of its component titles, with the graphics system upgraded to high-definition. Although the game does not use the MT Framework engine from Devil May Cry 4 and lacks any new lighting effects, during gameplay the screen is set by default to widescreen and 32-bit resolutions; however, the screen is still set to the 4:3 aspect ratio for menus. In addition, character models have a new skinning effect to reduce blur. Loading screens have also been replaced.
As a seventh-gen game, the HD Collection includes gamer awards such as achievements or trophies for completing tasks throughout each game. However, both the awards and the save function are disabled on the Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition port so long as Cheat Mode is active. New concept arts were also made available to be unlocked, as well as a jukebox mode to allow the player to listen to select tracks from all three games.
|Original graphics||HD version|
Launch Trailer for the HD Collection Edit
- Official Devil May Cry HD Collection Website (Japanese)
- Devil May Cry HD Collection on Facebook
- List of Xbox 360 Achievements (Xbox360Achievements.org)