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DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition on PS4 / Xbox One falls to £12.99

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition on PS4 / Xbox One falls to £12.99

Here's one of the lowest prices we've seen for the Definitive Edition on console, beating the next best offers elsewhere by a few pounds. Better performance and additional DLC make this a worthwhile pick up if you're after a fast-paced and satisfying brawler. The high level of replayability doesn't hurt either, so long as you can stomach the issues with the campaign's pacing. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!

Be sure to check out our DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition review for more details.

Heavenly Sword is a must-buy at £3.98

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Action Games, Heavenly Sword, Ninja Theory, PS3 games

Heavenly Sword is a must-buy at £3.98

Check out a unsung PS3 classic from just £3.98 for a preowned copy including delivery.

If you think Hellblade looks interesting, maybe it's time you checked out Ninja Theory's very similar Heavenly Sword. Heavenly Sword is still an incredibly slick hack n' slash title from the developers of DMC: Devil May Cry and Enslaved. I played through the game again recently and the graphics and performances from Andy Serkis and Anna Torv frequently left my jaw on the floor. Nariko was also rocking a neat counter system way before Rocksteady got their hands on the Batman license too. Go on, you can thank  me later.

Thanks to Kenmarinaris.

Hellblade E3 trailer finally shows some gameplay

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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News
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E3 2015, Hellblade, Ninja Theory, PC games, PS4 games

Hellblade E3 trailer finally shows some gameplay

It's been a long time coming, but we finally caught a glimpse of full-on gameplay for the eagerly-awaited Hellblade. Until now, we'd only seen gameplay through basic design animation tests during Ninja Theory's dev diaries.

The story for Hellblade has taken a new turn. Senua's trip into hell is actually a manifestation of her mental illness after the trauma of a Viking invasion. Sounds a bit Silent Hill to us. Psychosis is now a central theme of the game and the studio has been working with Psychiatrist and Professor of Health and Neuroscience at Cambridge University, Paul Fletcher, to develop these themes. Fletcher said: "True understanding of mental health is not simply about books, lectures or verbal descriptions but from deeper engagement on all levels. Working with Ninja Theory has shown me the potential that gaming has for sharing in a character's experiences and engendering empathy in ways that go well beyond those offered by simple academic descriptions. Maybe this approach will contribute powerful new ways of challenging stigma."

Click here to see the new trailer

Hellblade dev diary shows development challenges

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Action Games, Hellblade, Ninja Theory, PC games, PS4 games

Hellblade dev diary shows development challenges

As fans of Heavenly Sword and dev team Ninja Theory, we can't wait to get our hands on Hellblade. The studio is aiming for a AAA action title, but made by a smaller team with a tiny budget. It's an ambitious project, and they have been very open with their approach since announcing the game and have shown us multiple dev diaries from incredibly early stages of the game.

Today's diary shows how the team have been creating multiple small 'vertical slice' demo for playtesters and the press. With a refreshing display of honesty, they freely admit that the first few were not great and left playtesters frustrated. With the latest build set to be shown to members of the press before E3, they have their fingers crossed that they have improved.

There's no set release date for Hellblade, and with such a small team, we'd be surprised if it happened this year. As with any game though, we'd rather wait until the game is ready than play a malnourished product. Enjoy the video below and be sure to head to their site to see past entries in the series.

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Heavenly Sword is an unsung classic on PS3 from £7.35

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Action Games, Heavenly Sword, Ninja Theory, PS3 games

Heavenly Sword is an unsung classic on PS3 from £7.35

Check out a unsung PS3 classic from just £7.35 for a 'like new' copy. Or you could opt for a new version for £10.31

If you think Hellblade looks interesting, maybe it's time you checked out Ninja Theory's very similar Heavenly Sword. Heavenly Sword is still an incredibly slick hack n' slash title from the developers of DMC: Devil May Cry and Enslaved. I played through the game again recently and the graphics and performances from Andy Serkis and Anna Torv frequently left my jaw on the floor. Nariko was also rocking a neat counter system way before Rocksteady got their hands on the Batman license too. Go on, you can thank  me later.

Enslaved: Premium Edition now only £3.74 at GMG, save a tenner

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Action Games, Bandai Namco, Ninja Theory, PC games

Enslaved: Premium Edition now only £3.74 at GMG, save a tenner

Enslaved: Odyssey To The West Premium Edition | GMG | £3.74 (RRP: £14.99)
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Review

If you missed Ninja Theory's protracted escort mission sci-fi retelling of the classic Chinese tale of Monkey back in 2010, GMG are set to reward your apathy with a serious saving on the Premium Edition. Enslaved is a fun action game with superb art direction and a great storyline, and a steal at less than four quid. Thanks to webmonkey @ HUKD!

Hellblade Preview – The Heavenly Sword Connection Examined

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Action Games, Gamescom 2014, Heavenly Sword, Hellblade, Ninja Theory, PS4 games

Hellblade Preview – The Heavenly Sword Connection Examined

Hellblade was announced to be in development this week during Sony’s Gamescom presser. All we had to go on was a brief trailer (see bottom of article) with no signs of gameplay. But the short reveal was enough to get gamers thinking that the new Ninja Theory game was the long-awaited Heavenly Sword sequel. Join us for a deeper look at what we know so far and we’ll examine the connections between the two games.

The game will release digitally, but Ninja Theory has said that Hellblade will be an “independent AAA” title.  The studio’s Product Development Ninja (manager?) Don Matthews posted: “We’re calling Hellblade an ‘Independent AAA’ game, by which we mean that it will be developed and published independently but with all the quality and production values of any AAA game on the market.

Why have we chosen to self-publish this game? Certain types of game are very difficult to make for AAA retail without being watered down or otherwise compromised for a mass audience. This is especially true of sword-based combat games or games of a distinctive style or unusual subject matter. We want to make a smaller, more focused game experience that is uncompromising in its combat, art and story, and deliver this digitally at a lower price.” [PS blog]

Hellblade Preview – The Heavenly Sword Connection Examined

The talk of avoiding ‘watered down’ elements indicates that this could be a very bloody game, which makes sense with a game filled with swords. Heavenly Sword was a 15, despite the game being very light on blood, so we’re expecting a few lopped off limbs for this one.

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DmC: Devil May Cry | £5.99 (With Code) | GameFly | PC

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Action Games, Capcom, Ninja Theory, PC games

DmC: Devil May Cry | £5.99 (With Code) | GameFly | PC
DmC: Devil May Cry | GameFly | £5.99 With Code (Save £24)
Voucher Code: GFDOCT20UK | DmC: Devil May Cry Review

Thanks to ataxic @ HUKD!

DmC: Devil May Cry | £21.00 | GAME | PS3 / Xbox 360

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Carl Phillips
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Action Games, Capcom, Ninja Theory, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

DmC: Devil May Cry | £21.00 | GAME | PS3 / Xbox 360

It’s somewhat impressive that Ninja Theory’s reboot of the DMC series has managed to retain its high price point, but GAME’s current offer is the lowest we’ve seen for the console versions. It beats out the next best deals from elsewhere by just under £4.

The debate still continues over the design of “New Dante,” but that doesn't change the fact that the combat mechanics for DmC are some of the best the franchise has implemented. The main campaign may suffer from pacing issues (especially towards the end) but the high level of replayability should have players going back for more. Thanks to LakeshowAD1986 @ HUKD!

DMC: Devil May Cry | £25 | Game / Amazon | PS3 / 360

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Action Games, DMC: Devil May Cry, Ninja Theory, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

DMC: Devil May Cry | £25 | Game / Amazon | PS3 / 360

It was a relief to see that Dante hadn't turned into the complete prick that the trailers depicted him to be in Ninja Theory's reboot. Admittedly, he's still a bit of a douche. The game takes a while to give you all the decent weapons but once it does, the combo variety on offer is excellent. Angel and demon chains enable you to to pull enemies towards you or you to them, making aerial combos a breeze. Some truly awful platforming sections hold the game back from greatness and with the game only selling half of what DMC4 did at launch Dante's future isn't guaranteed despite the high review scores. All because of a haircut.

Thanks to gerrymig at HotUkDeals.

Top Ten Tuesdays | DmC: Devil May Cry Tips & Tricks

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Capcom, DMC: Devil May Cry, I should have been the one to fill your dark soul with light, Ninja Theory, PC games, PS3 games, Top Ten, Top Ten Tuesdays, Xbox 360 games

Top Ten Tuesdays | DmC: Devil May Cry Tips & Tricks

We're all going crazy for DmC: Devil May Cry, and not just because it's one of the few big games on our plates at the moment. Ninja Theory's reboot has weathered major outcry and expectations to deliver a seriously impressive brawler, and a brand new take on the beloved franchise that feels both familiar and radical at the same time. Though flawed in a couple of areas, I raved about it in our 8/10 DmC: Devil May Cry review and video review.

What we can all agree on, however, is that it's properly hard. Though new players can get involved with the easy difficulty mode and the first few levels on normal, DmC is more than happy to put even veterans through their paces.

So here are ten handy spoiler-free hints that will hopefully extend your life - and more importantly, net you some all-important style bonuses to boot. They might also fill your dark soul with light if you're lucky...

10: Lock Foes With Round Trip

Top Ten Tuesdays | DmC: Devil May Cry Tips & Tricks

Once you've obtained the Aquila glaives, you'll have access to one of the simplest and most useful skills in the entire game: Round Trip. This ability deals continuous damage to a single target over time, but better yet, it stun-locks most foes for several seconds as the razor-sharp disc orbits around them. As such, it's best suited to lock down the most dangerous foe in any encounter (hold to charge it up and invest in upgrades when possible), giving you time to mop up the small fry before concentrating the main offender.

It's also a brilliant way to destroy Witch bubble shields.

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DmC: Devil May Cry Video Review | "Look At It!!"

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Reviews
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Action Games, Capcom, Dante, DMC: Devil May Cry, Ninja Theory, Video reviews, Videos

DmC: Devil May Cry Video Review |  "Look At It!!"

We made a number of New Year's Resolutions this year - to finally get Jon that Japanese Hanar body pillow he craves so much, to create an entire range of stuffed Dealspwny toys, to try not to eat so many Doritos, and to try and nudge Carl into the world of online YouTube hip-hop superstardom. However, by far the most relevant resolution is to up our game when it comes to video content.

We're rather proud of Carl's Dealspwn Playthroughs, we test drove a debut video review last year for Borderlands 2, and we've had a few emails come through in the past few months asking if we're going to do more. Well...the answer is and emphatic YES!

We're kicking things off this year with an appraisal of the new-look Dante. Jon recently took the new DmC: Devil May Cry out for a spin (you read his DmC review here), and then roped in Carl to help him make a video all about it.

Click here to check out our DmC Video Review >>

DmC: Devil May Cry Review | Devastatingly Mental Combos

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Brawler, Capcom, Dante, DMC: Devil May Cry, hack and slash, Ninja Theory, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

DmC: Devil May Cry Review | Devastatingly Mental Combos

Platforms: PC | PS3 | Xbox 360 (reviewed)

Developer: Ninja Theory

Publisher: Capcom

Well, here we are.

Even if you haven't been trolling Youtube and fiercely debating the finer points of white versus brunette hair colouring, you'll almost certainly be aware that DmC: Devil May Cry has attracted major controversy and fan outcry over the last few months. In a brave step, Western developer Ninja Theory decided to stamp their own authority on the franchise and protagonist, creating a game that's very different from its predecessors in many key respects. We've got a new, grittier setting. A younger, more reckless and emotional Dante. Things will never be the same, but DmC: Devil May Cry is very similar to the original games in one important way.

It's a truly excellent hack & slash brawler.

DmC opens with Dante wasting his life in a beachside trailer as a nihilistic and violent delinquent, caring little about a world that cast him aside. However, after being hunted down by a powerful demon (and briefly flirting with the idea of wearing a white wig in an unapologetic dig at some of the more vocal haters), he's sucked into a nightmarish Limbo world that hides just behind the facade of day-to-day reality. After joining forces with his brother Vergil and a capable witch named Kat, the callous menace to society sets out to discover the truth behind his mysterious heritge and eventually bring furious vengeance to the demon king Mundus. Naturally, this involves plenty of pitched battles against hordes of demons broken up with some platforming, exploration and ridiculously OTT cutscenes.

DmC: Devil May Cry Review | Devastatingly Mental Combos

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DMC: Devil May Cry | £33.85 | Simply Games | PS3 / 360

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Action Games, Capcom, DMC: Devil May Cry, Ninja Theory, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

DMC: Devil May Cry | £33.85 | Simply Games | PS3 / 360

  • What: DMC: Devil May Cry
  • Where: Simply Games PS3 | 360
  • Current Price: £33.85
  • DMC: Devil May Cry PS3 | 360 Price Comparison

Capcom and Ninja theory may have turned Dante inter an utter ballbag, but having played the game we have to admit it's good to have Devil May Cry back in our lives. The hack 'em up combat is more insane than ever thanks to different stances allowing you to chain even more mid-air sword and gun combos. We're kinda missing Nero's sword with a revving up throttle grip though, that thing was insane. DMC is released January 15th and we'll have a review for you shortly too.

Dante Struts His Stuff In DmC: Devil May Cry Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Capcom, DMC: Devil May Cry, Ninja Theory, PC games, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

The latest DmC: Devil May Cry trailer is more of a mood piece than anything, seeing as it contains nearly two minutes of slick CG action rather than gameplay footage. If you're already excited about Ninja Theory's take on Capcom's classic brawler, you'll likely start foaming at the mouth.

DmC: Devil May Cry is out on January 15th worldwide for PS3 and Xbox 360, with a PC version following ten days later. We'll bring you a full review of the highly controversial reboot soon.

DmC Sets A Low Difficulty Bar For New Users

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Accessibility, Action Games, Capcom, DMC: Devil May Cry, Ninja Theory

DmC Sets A Low Difficulty Bar For New Users

Ninja Theory and Capcom have revealed that there's to be a relatively low difficulty bar for new users and more casual gamers who might not have engaged with the Devil May Cry series in the past.

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Enslaved | £5 | Tesco | PS3

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Action Games, Enslaved: Odyssey To The West, Ninja Theory, PS3 games
Enslaved | £5 | Tesco | PS3
Enslaved may have passed you buy when it first came out, but for a fiver you really shouldn't let this underrated beauty escape your collection. You play as monkey (voiced by Andy Serkis) and are forced to protect Trip, as she has fitted a device to his head that will kill him if she dies. The world of Enslaved is one of a post-apocalyptic nightmare full of robots hunting down the last remnants of humanity. The combot is a bit stiff, but the exploration, story, graphics and characters are top of the range.
Thanks to ahmed123 at HotUkDeals.
 

Edit: Tesco's site is having a few problems processing the link above. Just manually search for 'Enslaved' in the Tesco Direct section if you have any problems.

DMC: Devil May Cry Demo Hits Xbox Live, Out On PSN Tomorrow

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Capcom, Demo, DMC: Devil May Cry, Ninja Theory, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

DMC: Devil May Cry Demo Hits Xbox Live, Out On PSN Tomorrow

Xbox Live Gold members can now try out one of the most controversial games currently in development. A DMC: Devil May Cry demo is out now on the downloadable marketplace (currently exclusive to Gold subscribers), while a PSN version will arrive tomorrow as part of the weekly store update.

Capcom believes that "other games will feel very slow in comparison" once you've tried it - and this is the perfect opportunity to get hands-on with Ninja Theory's incredibly divisive reboot. Let us know what you make of it!