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Devil May Cry 5 adds free Bloody Palace Mode this April

Devil May Cry 5 fans can tear through the new Bloody Palace Mode when it lands in-game with a free update on April 1.


Devil May Cry 5 is continuing to add content after its official release, with a brand new mode coming this April.

Bloody Palace Mode will be coming as a free update to Devil May Cry 5 on April 1. It's a single-elimination tournament that has players fighting off several wavs of enemies and bosses as they descend further into the palace, eventually reaching the end. In the case of Devil May Cy 5, players can take on Dante, Nero, or V as they race through the palace to test their "SSStylish skills," as Capcom writes.

The game mode has previously been seen in every Devil May Cry entry except for the first game, appearing in Devil May Cry 2, Devil May Cry 3, Devil May Cry 4, and DmC: Devil May Cry. Some iterations reward players with artwork only, while others reward them with character costumes, unlocks, and more.

Unfortunately, we've gotten few details on what the new Bloody Palace Mode will otherwise entail beyond featuring all three playable characters, but it's good to see it being added. 

I reviewed Devil May Cry 5 here at Shacknews and awarded it a 9 out of 10 (but only because I couldn't give it a 10.) Here's what I thought:

"Devil May Cry 5 is an excellent action game. It's an even better Devil May Cry, perhaps the best the series has seen just yet. It's aesthetically pleasing in ways I never thought possible for the series, and chock-full of love for the fans, oozing out of every pore. From the throwback naming of demons that hearken back to the earlier days of the franchise to the style that drips out of every orifice, this is the best that Devil May Cry gets and more. Some fans may find the open-ended conclusion a bit frustrating, but I found it the perfect way to start laying groundwork for additional titles in the future. And judging by this game's quality? We're going to need them sooner rather than later. Trust me on this."

Read the full review, and don't forget to grab the DMC5 update when it launches on April 1 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. 

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