Devil May Cry 3
|Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening|
Special Edition: (PS2)
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Devil May Cry 3 is the third installment, and first chronological game in the Devil May Cry series. This prequel to the best-selling original Devil May Cry game delves deeper, and more personally into Dante's persona and his dysfunctional relationship/rivalry with his twin brother, Vergil.
This game is set roughly 20 years before the original Devil May Cry in the DMC timeline. 2000 years ago a demon called Sparda rebelled against his own kind for the sake of humanity and shut the gate to the Demon world with his trusted sword, Force Edge. He had 2 sons to a mortal woman, Dante and Vergil.
Dante is just starting to set up his devil hunting business but before he's even picked a name for it a strange man walks into the office. Dante casually tells the man that the bathroom is in the back, not interested by the man but upon asking Dante if he was Sparda's son Dante becomes a little more interested in him. He's come bearing an invitation from Dante's brother Vergil to meet up with him. Before any other details can be given though, this man flips Dante's desk over and vanishes. Enemies appear and Dante clears out his office before propelling you into the first mission of the game.
 Style System
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Devil May Cry 3 introduced something new to the game series, a Style System. With four initial styles to choose from and 2 unlockable ones, each one gives Dante the ability to do something different by pressing the circle button and a combination of others. The styles are Swordmaster, Gunslinger, Trickster, Royal Guard, Quicksilver and Doppelganger. The first 4 styles have 3 levels which you can upgrade to level 2 by getting 30,000 style points and level 3 by getting a further 99,999 style points. When you upgrade a style, more moves will become available. Killing bosses will give you more style points than killing lesser enemies.
Dante: The hero from the original, and follow-up Devil May Cry titles. His character is much more confident and cocky in the prequel (Mostly because of how young he is in this installment), and his attitude tends to get him into trouble on more than one occasion.
Vergil: Dante's 'evil' twin brother, touched on briefly during the first Devil May Cry, his background and future are more deeply explained during Dante's Awakening. His thirst for his father, Sparda's, power causes Dante to stand up and stop him at any cost.
Lady: Though her motives are unclear, you know that from the beginning, Lady is out to kill any Demon she meets. As the story progresses, you learn more about Lady(or Mary, as you find out)'s past, and her cold character seems to warm up to Dante.
Arkham: A mere human who wants to become a demon, and seems to be helping Vergil through his quest for power. He possesses impressive knowledge of Temen Ni Gru as well as the surrounding area and especially how to get into the deeper places of the structure. It is eventually found out that Arkham is the father of Lady.
Jester: An odd man in a clown suit who pops up seemingly at random to aid Dante in his quest to stop his brother. He gives Dante advice on several occasions, but seems to have a few tricks up his sleve. His intentions seem to be the exact counter of those of Arkham. He is later found out to be Arkham's alter-ego.
See Weapons of Devil May Cry 3 Section
- Blood Goyle
- Damned Bishop
- Damned King
- Damned Knight
- Damned Pawn
- Damned Queen
- Hell Envy
- Hell Gluttony
- Hell Greed
- Hell Lust
- Hell Sloth
- Hell Wrath
- Soul Eater
- The Fallen