Dante is a name pretty much everyone is familiar with, whether they think of the demon-slaying badass or the underworld-traversing hero of literature. Speedrun Fast is, of course, far more interested in the former, and that’s why we’re giving you three runs of Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition. One with Nero and Dante, one with Vergil, and one with Lady and Trish. The first and third videos will present world record runs, while the second, with Vergil, is an AGDQ run for the sake of commentary and learning some of the tricks used in the game. Interested gamers take note that the DMC: Definitive Edition is coming up next month on Xbox One Game Pass.
SkyeVeran clocks in the record at just under an hour and twenty minutes. Note that all these runs turn tutorials off and the turbo feature on, which speeds the game up by 20%, and are played on Devil Hunter difficulty. The makes and breaks in Devil May Cry 4 come largely from how well the bosses decide to cooperate, and several quick battles help Skye pull off his impressive time.
PvtCb’s Vergil run provides a wealth of knowledge and techniques throughout, and while AGDQ runs rarely compete with world records, this one comes awfully close – two minutes removed. PvtCb also happens to hold the gold for Devil May Cry 4’s Vergil run at an hour and 11 minutes. This run teaches everything from timing and sequence skips to optimizing your upgrades.
This run was performed less than a week ago by Brand1no (Youtube name Bridget4Eva). It’s the longest of the bunch at an hour and a half. Both Lady and Trish are exclusive to Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition as playable characters, same as Vergil. Other categories for the special edition include the human, DMD (Dante Must Die), and the Heaven or Hell (everything dies in one hit) difficulties.
If it hasn’t been made clear by now, let the record officially show that even series lauded for their infuriating difficulty are no match for the people who play them. Devil absolutely did cry over this one and no mistake. Maybe these runs of TMNT 4 will cheer him up.
Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.