Spanish retailer XtraLife this week listed a HD collection exclusive to
PS3 including all three of the original Devil May Cry games with a
release date of November 20th and some box art seeming to back up the
legitimacy of the listing, but was later pulled for undisclosed
On the cover below, which was recently proved a simple mockup, it is clearly seen that the collection will be released in
celebration of the 10th anniversary of the series with the original
game having been released in October 2001.
This makes perfect sense since
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus were long rumored to be re-released in
HD, with improved performance, 1080p support and trophies. Now,
although a Western release has yet to be confirmed, it is assumed that
the Japanese release will be happening later this year. The DMC trilogy will potentially be the fourth PlayStation 2 HD re-release, with the ones
currently available being the God of War I and II collection and Sly
While I will definitely be grabbing Ico and Shadow of the Colossus since I never played the first game and never finished Shadow, it wasn't until the third DMC game came out that I took an active interest in the series. That game was amazing fun and still the best of the four games, though between owning the original version and the updated PS2 re-release, I'm somewhat hesitant to get excited for this collection if it is indeed real since I'll be getting a third copy of a game I own, one that will no doubt be very dated and another that was widely regarded being quite terrible. Still, for anyone who has never played any of them or played very little, this is clearly going to be the best way to experience a relatively still beloved trilogy.
What I really want to know, though, is where the heck are my Ratchet & Clank and Jak and Daxter collections, Sony? Yes, I already own all six of the games and the two off-shoots, but I would love to play them again in HD and get me some trophies.