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‘Devil May Cry 3’ on Nintendo Switch Getting Co-op

  • Final special feature is Bloody Palace co-op.
  • Unlocks after completing intro mission.
  • One player controls Dante, the other Virgil.


It was back in November that we learned Capcom would be bringing Devil May Cry 3 to Nintendo Switch. Capcom has slowly been bringing the series over, but many felt there was no need to pay premium price for each entry when collections for other platforms exist at a cheaper price. For some, merely being able to take it portably wasn’t enough to entice players to buy it.

Capcom may have heard these complaints, or could have always been planning something special for the Nintendo Switch version of Devil May Cry 3. Earlier in January, Capcom began teasing three dates, each of which would contain something special for the Switch version of DMC 3. What we didn’t know at the time was that the company was planning to make this the definitive version of the most popular entry of the series. 

On the 16th of January, Capcom announced that the long-dreamed-of feature of being able to swap styles on the fly would be coming to this new version of DMC 3. This feature was so desired that many attempts have been made to mod it in the PC version. On the 30th of January, Capcom revealed that players would be able to switch weapons without pausing, another feature players have wanted, especially since future entries have allowed it.

Now, on the 13th of February, we’ve learned that players will be able to enjoy Bloody Palace with local cooperative gameplay. You’ll now be able to play Bloody Palace with a friend; one of you will control Dante, and the other, Virgil. Producer Matt Walker described it as similar to how players could use the doppelganger style, only with both characters being controlled independently by two players. When it comes to controller options, players will be able to use any different combinations they choose. 


Players have the option of using both Joy-Cons, or only one, their pro controllers, etc. Button layout seems to also be customizable, as Walker spoke about everyone having the option to have different controller customization options for the controller setup for each player. You will have different saved data for each character, and this option to play Bloody Palace co-op will open up once players have completed Devil May Cry 3’s introductory mission.


Are you excited for co-op Bloody Palace? If you weren’t interested in DMC 3 due to cheaper options being available, do these new additions change your mind? What series would you like to see Capcom bring to the Nintendo Switch? To stay up to date on everything surrounding Devil May Cry, make sure to follow the series on Twitter, Facebook, and their official website.