|Release date:||28 March 2003|
Demons of the world beware because the silver-haired slayer is back and this time he's got help.
Dante, the half-demon, gun-and-sword-wielding devil hunter has returned to track down the nefarious Demon King and put an end to his world conquering machinations. Meanwhile (over on Disk 2) the sultry Lucia is also on the trail of a world threatening evil in the form devil-worshipping businessman Arius. Separate adventures, but both with a common goal - the survival of mankind.
As with the original DMC, our heroes have a staggering array of ranged weapons (including his trademark pistols for Dante and wicked throwing knives for Lucia), swords and athletic manoeuvres, as well as the ability to transform into a Devil form for some serious butt-kicking. Our two combatants now have the ability to run up and along walls (Crouching Tiger style) and take to the rooftops in the truly 3D levels. Visually the game retains the techno-gothic feel of the original with gloriously gruesome opponents including caged skeletons wielding big choppers and demonically-infested choppers (of the helicopter variety). The John Woo-esque fights have been turbo-charged over the original making for frantic, violent and almost balletic conflicts.
DMC2 takes all that was great about the original and injects it with a hefty dose of adrenaline. Bigger levels, bigger enemies and even grander conflicts makes DMC2 a worthy successor to Capcom's gruesome and gorgeous blast 'em up.
- The return of Dante and the introduction of the stunning Lucia
- Two separate adventures on two discs
- Huge levels - explore vertically as well horizontally
- Wonderous array of destructive weaponry
- Improved moves and Devil mode