Achievement Preview Spotlight: DmC: Devil May Cry

By Jonathan Barnes, 5 years ago
Happy (Belated) New Year, Achievement Hunters!

2013 is set to give us a bevy of high-quality hits in the first few months and, as always, we've got you covered with a spotlight on the best, worst, and/or funniest achievements in upcoming games.

The first game to attract the flaming eye of the spotlight is Ninja Theory's new take on Devil May Cry, DmC: Devil May Cry.


Let's delve into the goodness, shall we?

The best news about DmC is that, of the 48 achievements in the base game, zero of them are hidden behind a "Secret" wall, so we can check out every point before you dive in.

The first achievement to garner my attention is one that is almost expected for fans of the genre.

Stylish! in DmC: Devil May Cry
Stylish!15 (10)
Complete a mission with a SSS rank

"SSS" is the highest of Style Ranks, so make sure your thumbs (and the rest of your digits) are loose and limber, and be sure to take an extra dose of creative juice, because style matters.

Speed is usually a key element to Dante's fights, so the following achievement may have a slight bit of challenge to it.

Where does the time go? in DmC: Devil May Cry
Complete a level with 2 minutes or less on the clock

If you're anything like me (and who's to say you're not), you tend to hunt and scavenge every level for every hidden secret. Doing so may be the best bet to nailing this achievement down without having to sit around and idly wait until the time is right.

Speaking of searching every nook and cranny, the next achievement may end up being the bane of your existence.

Fill your dark soul with light in DmC: Devil May Cry
Free all of the Lost Souls

Who doesn't love collectibles, right?

Perfectionists, gather 'round for the next achievement that might keep you awake at night.

Looks like it's your lucky day in DmC: Devil May Cry
Complete a level without taking any damage

Fortunately, there doesn't seem to be a difficulty barrier to this bad boy, so you might be able to crank down the difficulty and breeze through the first level. Let's hope so, anyway!

The last achievement is (most-likely) going to be your big score for the game.

Jackpot! in DmC: Devil May Cry
Jackpot!316 (80)
Complete all missions on the Nephilim difficulty with a SSS rank

Just an FYI for those who might not know: "Nephilim" is the highest difficulty (see our complete breakdown of all of the difficulty variations here) and "SSS" is the best style rank, so you're going to need to be a Jedi to get that type of excellence.

Other high-value achievements to take note of would include: One hell of a party (Complete all Secret Missions), And welcome to Hell! (Complete all missions on the Hell and Hell difficulty), and Keeps getting better and better (Gain a 100% completion rank on all missions).

The long and short of it is that, if you're a fan of the franchise, you know what to expect from the achievements for DmC: Devil May Cry: collecting/spending orbs, defeating enemies with certain weapons, upgrading Dante, and doing all of those things to perfection.

One could also assume that (like Devil May Cry 4) many of the ratios for this game are going to skyrocket, so this could be a golden gem for hardcore achievement hunters and an ace in the hole for scoring competitions.

DmC: Devil May Cry is set for a release next Tuesday on January 15th.

If there's an upcoming game that you'd like to see featured in the Achievement Preview Spotlight, be sure to let us know in the comments!
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.