The Brave New Digital Future? Two Devil May Cry Games Delisted From Steam!

At least we can find one of them in a collection and the other in the extended edition on Valve’s digital platform.


On Twitter, Wario64 wrote that Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition and Devil May Cry 4 are no longer available for purchase on Steam. (Off-topic, but the same thing happened with 2K/Take-Two published and Yager developed Spec Ops: The Line). The situation is a bit more farcical when you look at the two games in more detail: Devil May Cry 4 is still available on Steam, but you can only buy it as a Special Edition (the 2008 original was re-released in 2015 with English and Japanese soundtracks, improved visual effects, rebalancing, extra costumes, and three additional playable characters, Vergil, Lady, and Trish). And the Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition (which originally had a crappy PC port, ditto the original Resident Evil 4…) is no longer available separately.

You can only get it as part of the Devil May Cry HD Collection, so it’s not as cheap, but you get more games for your money. VGC has contacted Capcom in vain for information about the inexplicable removal of the two games from Steam, or if the Japanese company does reply, it will probably cite expired licenses, i.e. copyright.

As of June 30, 2020, total sales for the Devil May Cry franchise have reached 22 million, with console sales weighing heavily in the mix. And this year, Devil May Cry 5 (which was released in March 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC; and Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series, with Vergil as an additional playable character, came out in November 2020 for current-gen consoles) has finally seen more total sales than 4, and currently stands at 3.7 million.

How will Capcom react? Our guess: silence. Is it the Enigma DRM being awful again?

Source: VGC

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