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Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (2005)

Devil May Cry 3 (original title)
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A young Dante is opening up his Merc Agency when he receives a challenge from his twin brother Vergil. The following events, exponentially shape his future and make for "one hell of a party."



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Uncredited cast:
Adam D. Clark ... Arkham / Jester (voice) (uncredited)
... Dante (voice) (uncredited)
Larry M. Leong ... Monsters (voice) (uncredited)
... Nevan (voice) (uncredited)
... Female Spider / Reaper (voice) (uncredited)
... Vergil (voice) (uncredited)
... Lady (voice) (uncredited)


A young Dante is opening up his Merc Agency when he receives a challenge from his twin brother Vergil. The following events, exponentially shape his future and make for "one hell of a party."

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Release Date:

8 March 2005 (USA)  »

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Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening  »

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Did You Know?


This game's description of Sparda's final defiant act against the underworld differs from the take told in the first game. This game tells that Sparta betrayed demonkind and sealed the portal to the underworld, with little mention of Emporer Mundus. The first game tells that Sparta waged a one-man war against the entire underworld, defeating the Mundus himself and then sealing demonkind (along with his own demonic power) in the underworld. The full story is never explained in a linear fashion and each new game adds some aspect of Sparda's story that was not previously mentioned. See more »


After Dante and Vergil's first battle, Vergil takes Dante's amulet by ripping it from his neck. However, Dante wasn't wearing the amulet around his neck in the cutscene preceding the battle, and didn't put it on during the battle. See more »


[Dante grabs Jester and puts a gun to his head]
Jester: Oh, wait a moment! You don't really want to shoot me, do you? If you do... I'll die, you know.
Dante: If that's what it takes to shut you up.
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Crazy Credits

You can control Dante during the credits as he and Lady fights off the enemies. If you manage to defeat over 100 enemies before the credits end, you can watch the extra ending with Vergil. See more »


References Spriggan (1998) See more »


Devils Never Cry
Lyrics by Shawn McPherson
Music by Tetsuya Shibata
Heavy Metal Vocals by Shawn McPherson (Hostile Groove)
Vocals by David Butler
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30 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

For you people that misunderstood the title. I am not saying Capcom F'ed up with this...I just wanted to yell because they should go back to making triple A titles like this again. The game follows Dante in his younger years and how he defeated his brother Vergil, stopped the end of the world and how he got the name for his office.

The gameplay is your standard hack n slash with a mix of swords and firearms and the game...holy crap it's difficult. This game is not for the person who wants to breeze through the game. Sure, there are pros out there who probably sees this and thinks "What do you mean difficult?". But for the general person, this game is not easy...yet there are multiple difficulties, even easy is very challenging. but the gameplay is otherwise good.

The graphics are pretty average for 2005 when this came out. They look really neat though.

The soundtrack is a nice mix of orchestrations and metal music. Favorite track for me probably goes to the one and only battle theme for the first part of the game simply called "Taste the Blood".

In general, this game is good, one of Capcoms best. But I do not recommend to people who only want to breeze through it or hates challenges. Otherwise, it is a great game.

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