WARNING: Full DmC: Devil May Cry Spoilers Below
Platform: Xbox 360 // PlayStation 3 // PC
Developer: Ninja Theory Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Action, Hack and Slash Platform Played: PlayStation 3
‘Vergil’s Downfall’ is exactly that, we see the proud, egotistical twin brother of Dante fall from graces. Vergil led the ‘Brotherhood’ in the fight against the Demon King Mundus, to try and save the world from his vile grasp. Having shown his “true” intentions upon the conclusion of DmC, Vergil has lost the main thing that matters to him. Power. With his defeat at his brother hands, Vergil is disgraced, disrespected and powerless. Devil May Cry fans know Dante’s biggest enemy throughout the series has been his own brother, but Vergil’s evolution to pure evil has never been showcased. ‘Vergil’s Downfall’ provides the context behind his motivations for complete power and destruction of his brother, Dante.
In this post DmC story content we play as Vergil, who is now trying to defeat his own inner demons in an effort to pursue revenge against his brother. It follows Vergil’s attempt to cut all ties with his past, what he believes hold him back from true power. This idea of power is what drives Vergil, knowing that he was defeated by his brother fuels this desire. Throughout Vergil’s childhood he has always felt second best to Dante, which is a key aspect the narrative makes sure to emphasise. The story itself can be completed within two hours on a normal playthrough. (more…)