Cooler than Hell: Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition for Switch to receive “Weapon Switching” system

Weapon Switching

Previously, we reported on the new “Style Switching” system making its way to the Switch version of Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition. Another update was promised to be revealed on January 30, 2020, and now we know more details. “Weapon Switching” will also come to the title. Now, Dante will be able to switch between all of his weaponry on the fly. This will open the way to combos in the triple digits.

“Weapon Switching” means the best DMC title will now be ultra perfect

Here’s what Capcom producer Matt Walker had to say about the update:

I know you’re probably thinking, ‘Wait, Matt, I can already switch between weapons on the fly in Devil May Cry 3.’ You can, but you’ve only ever been able to switch between two ranged weapons and two melee weapons at any given time. And the way it would usually be is, in-between missions or at a Divinity Statue, you would go and you would set those two weapons.

He continued:

Well now, in Free Style Mode in Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition on Nintendo Switch, you’re going to be able to switch between all the weapons that you have in your inventory. And the way that you’re going to do that is by pressing the ZR button for the melee weapons, ZL button for the ranged weapons, and you can cycle through all the weapons. Or if you hold the button in and use the right stick, you’re going to see that there’s a radial menu that pops up… You’ll see that you’ll be able to pick the specific weapon that you want by holding in the ZR button or ZL button as a shift button, and then selecting the specific weapon with the right stick.

Whoa. Dante will no longer have a limit of two weapons of each type at once. Considering there are a total of 10 weapons in DMC3 (five range and five melee), this means a whole mess of options are going to be at the demon slayer’s disposal. This is going to be epic.

Capcom will show off the “Weapon Switching” feature on Twitch at 5:00 p.m. ET today. Also, more information on another addition to the Switch port is coming on February 13, 2020. What will it be? Lady as a playable character? Nero as an extra that completely breaks the timeline? Your guess is as good as mine.

Enthusiasts, are you happy about “Weapon Switching?” Let us know how you are coping with the wait until DMC3‘s launch on February 20, 2020.

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