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The Original Devil May Cry Is Coming To The Nintendo Switch

Capcom's porting spree is still going strong, as the company is bringing the original Devil May Cry to the Nintendo Switch in the summer of 2019.

The official Twitter page for the Devil May Cry series has announced that the first game will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. It has yet to be revealed if it's the HD port of the game or a straight port of the original, as it doesn't seem to be part of the Devil May Cry HD Collection.

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The original Devil May Cry was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2001. The game would later appear in the Devil May Cry HD Collection alongside Devil May Cry 2 and Devil May Cry 3. The Devil May Cry series has appeared on Microsoft platforms in the past, but it has yet to appear on a Nintendo console until now.

Capcom was an early supporter of the Nintendo Switch and the success of the console has led to the company porting a lot of their old games to the system. There are several Resident Evil games coming to the Switch (with the prices jacked up for no reason), along with the Mega Man collections and the HD port of Okami, as well as the recently released port of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen. It's perfectly in character for Capcom to break up the Devil May Cry HD Collection into several different titles in order to squeeze fans for more cash, or to at least save them from the horrors of Devil May Cry 2. 

The other benefit of a Devil May Cry game coming to the Nintendo Switch is that it now gives Dante a tenuous enough connection to Nintendo that he can appear as a DLC character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Dante had only appeared in crossover games in the past, while even characters like Cloud and Joker (who are more closely associated with the PlayStation brand) had playable appearances in Kingdom Hearts Re:coded and Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth. The lack of a Devil May Cry game on the Switch wouldn't have hurt Dante's chances of getting into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate too much, but it's a point in favor of his inclusion.

Devil May Cry is coming to the Nintendo Switch in summer 2019.

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