Devil May Cry 5 has a been a hit both critically and financially. The fifth installment of the character action franchise is one of its best yet, and has been a phenomenal return to form. And if you already loved what the game offered so far, then you should be ecstatic that the Bloody Palace has arrived today.
For those uninitiated to the cult of Devil May Cry, the Bloody Palace is a special game mode available in most entries of the series. It’s a sort of horde mode-style gauntlet that the player has to run through, defeating enemies and bosses on each floor of the Palace until you reach the top. You usually get to play as either Dante or other characters in the series, and you can unlock some cool rewards for beating it.
It’s also usually crazy difficult.
Devil May Cry 5’s version of the Bloody Palace involves climbing 101 floors as either Dante, Nero or V. Any items or abilities from the main game are accessible within the demonic structure, and you only have 2 minutes to start on the game’s clock. You can earn more time by killing folks as stylishly as possible.
As if a whole new mode in one of the best action games of the year wasn’t enough, the mode is completely free to anyone who owns Devil May Cry 5. This is a surprisingly nice little gift to fans from Capcom. Especially considering the game doesn’t exactly shy away from micro-transactions. However it’s not like Capcom is exactly hurting for money considering that Devil May Cry 5 has pulled in over 2 million sales since it launched.
Although the Bloody Palace is now live, none of the rumored extra additions has made it into the game as of yet. Dataminers had apparently uncovered evidence of some kind of multiplayer mode, as well as new playable characters being inserted into the already overstuffed game. So far there’s so sign of these extra features, and Capcom has yet to confirm or deny their existence.
And just to make sure there’s no misunderstanding, since this is the silliest day of the year, this isn’t an April Fools Day joke. The mode is available right now if you feel like fighting near endless demon hordes. So if you’re the type of guy or girl who loves chopping up demons with oversized swords, the Bloody Palace is open for business.