Devil May Cry 4 takes place between the events of the original Devil May Cry game and the second one. It follows Nero, a young man who hunts demons for The Order of the Sword that worships the Legendary Dark Knight, Sparda. During a ceremony, he witnesses the high priest being murdered by Dante, the protagonist from the first three games. Nero, doing what he presumes is best, makes it his mission to take down the mysterious assassin.
The storyline of Devil May Cry 4 isn’t anything to write home about, but such is the standard for this kind of game. The action is front and centre to everything and the story really only manages to propel the characters from set piece to set piece. While I might be inadvertently making the game seem empty and hollow, it really isn’t.
The Special Edition of Devil May Cry 4 is a re-release of 2008’s Devil May Cry 4. It includes barely any new story elements, beyond some vague additions to Vergil’s storyline in the franchise, but nothing beyond that from a story perspective. Instead, it adds a load of new content from a gameplay perspective. Vergil, who remained absent from the franchise since Devil May Cry 3, is now fully playable in this special edition. Trish, who has not been playable since Devil May Cry 2, is also now playable with her own unique moveset. Lady, who makes her playable debut, fights primarily with guns.