Devil May Cry's hardcore Bloody Palace mode coming as free DLC

Fans still unsure as to whether this week's reboot of Capcom's demonic brawler Devil May Cry, now also known as DmC, will retain its hardcore roots can rest easy. The Japanese publisher has confirmed that Bloody Palace mode, an absolutely brutal survival challenge introduced in 2005's Devil May Cry 3, will be making an appearance.

It will be available as free downloadable content from January 15th, and you'll need to have completed the main game in order to access its ferocious combat. "As in previous instalments of the series, Bloody Palace Mode will be playable on completion of the main game and deliver over 100 levels of demons and enemies, including five brutal bosses," Capcom said in a statement to "As ever stylish combat will be recognised with gamers having the opportunity to top the global leader boards as Bloody Palace's number one demon slayer."

DmC reboots the beloved series, itself originally developed from abandoned code for an unfinished Resident Evil sequel. Players will control Dante, a demon-battling warrior, as he patrols the monster-infested Limbo Town. UK studio Ninja Theory is behind the game, working in conjunction with Capcom's Japanese HQ.

DmC: Devil May Cry is out on January 11th for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Release Date: 10/01/2013