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Devil May Cry 3 on Switch let’s the player swap Styles on the fly

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition

As players and fans heard previously, Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition will have some key differences on the Switch version compared to the older version of the game. Producer Matt Walker teased such news a while back, saying that there were several key changes to the Nintendo Switch version of the game. The first of these is a new unique feature that lets the player change Styles during play, without having to load into a menu to do it.

The whole new system ties into the Free Style mode within the action game, and offers plenty of interesting permutations. Since being introduced in the original DMC 3, the Style system managed to captivate the hearts of fans. And given the incredibly stylish and fast-paced action of the franchise, there’s sure to be some combo potential in said swapping. Here’s how Capcom describes the history of the system:

Devil May Cry 3 was the first in the series to introduce the Style System, allowing you to pick between 6 different styles (4 to start, and 2 unlocked later) at the start of each Mission or at a Divinity Statue. The Style System was kicked into high gear in Devil May Cry 4, which introduced dynamic Style Switching during combat with a click of each of the d-pad buttons. Since we know DMC3 Special Edition holds a special place in everyone’s hearts, we set out to make it even extra SSSpecial this time around, and borrowed that new trick from DMC4.

Style-swapping is achieved by tapping one of the directional buttons on the Joy-Cons. Each d-pad button corresponds to one Style: “up for Trickster, down for Royal Guard, left for Gunslinger and right for Swordmaster. Each variant has their own strengths and weaknesses, allowing the player to adapt to the challenges of the situation they’re in. But these four basic variants aren’t all that is included in Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition.

There are four other special styles, each with their own unique flair. Doppelganger offers some unique paired attacks for clearing enemy packs. Quicksilver is all about speed, dashing about and slaying demons by the dozen. This new system will join a few other addons coming with reveals later this month. It will be very interesting to see exactly what else the developer has in store for us this month, as we near closer to release of the Switch port.

Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition will be released for Nintendo Switch on February 20, 2020.

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