Ninja Theory has long since confirmed that the core campaign of their upcoming Devil May Cry reboot is purely for the single players and that Dante will be the only playable character through its entirety, unlike several earlier entries in the series. In spite of this, Capcom have today announced that the first expansion for the game will put players in the shoes of his twin brother, Vergil, in a story that is seemingly completely separate from that of the main campaign.
Titled “Vergil’s Downfall”, it promises to tell the back story of the character, with new environments, combos and weapons to really make the expansion feel different from the main game, much in the same vein as the sole expansion for Ninja Theory’s previous game Enslaved, Pigsy’s Perfect 10. In terms of length, it will cover four missions, promising “hours” of additional content, with it playable on four different difficulty levels.
It will retail for $9 (or the approximate equivalent thereof) on the PSN, or 720 MS Points on XBLA. No solid date has been announced, but it will be available “shortly” after the January 15th launch of the base game. The press release also makes sure to note that it will not be available on the retail disc, a tactic that Capcom has copped considerable flak for over the past few years.