Gamescom 2012: DmC Artwork Showcases Vergil

By Michelle Balsan, 6 years ago
Nearly two years ago, Capcom revealed that they would be bringing, a game that will focus on Dante's origins, to consoles.

The game is now mere months from release, so Capcom has wisely utilized Gamescom as a space to release some details about and images of one of the title's characters, Vergil. Vergil, who is Dante's twin brother, has quite a back story of his own:

Vergil is Dante’s twin brother. While Dante was put into an orphanage run by demons and ended up a street kid, Vergil was adopted into a rich, educated and very privileged home. A highly intelligent and gifted individual, he wrote a security encryption program that eventually made him a multi-millionaire before he even finished school.
Vergil hates the demons for having killed his mother and enslaved his father and uses his riches in the single minded pursuit to bring them down. Calculating and dispassionate, Vergil’s decisions are always logical, strategic and never emotional. He formed the underground organisation known as The Order to research the demons with the goal of toppling their hold over humanity.
Vergil 2

Vergil 1

There's more to see than just Vergil, of course:
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Gamescom Screen 4

Gamescom Screen 3

Gamescom Screen 2

Gamescome Screen 1

In addition to all the screens, Capcom also released details as to the arsenal of weapons Dante will have at his disposal:

-“Rebellion”: Dante’s trusted sword, given by his father Sparda, provides a great mix of combos and attacks, great for sending enemies skyward.
-“Ebony & Ivory”: These guns are good for keeping enemies at bay, maintaining combos and juggling enemies in the air.
-“Arbiter”: a demonic axe that can deliver massive blows and break through enemy shields.
-“Osiris”: an angelic scythe with fast attacks and great for crowd control.
-“Eryx”: powerful demonic gauntlets that pack enough punch to parry even the strongest attacks and juggle the heaviest enemies.
For images of "Rebellion" and "Ebony & Ivory", check out this post.

DmC: Devil May Cry, which is being developed by a team that includes veterans from past Devil May Cry entries, will be released on January 15th.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.