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DmC: Devil May Cry - Four extreme difficulty settings confirmed as unlockable

Don't go worrying that DmC: Devil May Cry (opens in new tab) is going to be too easy following the series' move to a western developer. At a recent preview event we spotted evidence of the return of four of the series' traditional unlockable difficulty settings, a couple of which should be as far from a push-over as it gets.

As is to be expected, the first becomes accessible after one complete playthrough on any of the default difficulties, with each sucessive special setting becoming available following the completion of the previous. With Human, Devil Hunter and Nephilim standing in for the standard Easy, Medium and Hard settings, DmC's extreme selection comprises the following:

Son of Sparda - Enemies get tougher, attack waves are remixed.

Dante Must Die - Contains the strongest enemies and insane attack waves

Heaven or Hell - The remixed mode, but everyone and everything, including Dante, dies after one hit.

Hell and Hell - The same as above, but only Dante dies after one hit.

Feeling reassured about the level of challenge Ninja Theory's DmC is going to bring? Let us know. Don't forget to check out our latest hands-on (opens in new tab) too, freshly posted to that there internet just this very day.

Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.