The first DLC/Expansion for Capcom’s critically acclaimed reboot of the popular slice-em-up game “DmC Devil May Cry” has been released, and it doesn’t disappoint. It picks up from where DMC left off and tells us Vergil’s side of the story. Vergil plays pretty similar to Dante, but the main difference is the absence of the double jump, and the inclusion of the Summoned Swords ranged attack.
DmC Virgil’s Downfall Mission 1 – Personal Hell
After the cutscenes are over and the mission starts, you need to run past the house and jump over the floating platforms. Eventually, you will be attacked by Stygians, so fight them off. During the battle, you will be taught to use the summoned swords as well as some other basic moves. Eventually, you will enter the mansion, and a cutscene occurs with Virgil and Dante as children.
After the little scene, go left to find the first lost soul. Then run back to the main hall and straight ahead for your first Health Cross Fragment.
Proceed onwards. Once you’ve teleported the platform closer, move through it and to the next platform. Look to your right and you’ll find a remote island that you can get to. Just hold A to get enough air and use Angel Boost. Beyond that is a ledge area with a second Health Cross Fragment.
Go back to the earlier platform and teleport up to the blue grip. Turn around and look right to see another platform you can fly to, there is another lost soul here.
Now go back to the blue grip ledge and continue through the dark hallway. Jump over the gap in the floor and there is a destructible door behind which is another Health Cross Fragment.
Now jump down the hole you bypassed earlier to enter a battle with another enemy. The wisp can only be attacked after being made corporeal with the summoned swords.
Beat the enemies that show up, and follow through the hallway and look left for a third Lost Soul. This is before the Divinity Statue.
Soon after the statue is another cutscene of Vergil’s mother speaking to him. After that you’ll see a small vital star to the right out of reach. Follow the small clipped ledge to get to it (near the end, you will have to jump around the wall a bit).
As you move on, take out the next two Stygians using the special Summoned Sword attacks. You’ll then have to teleport a platform towards you. At the platform just beyond that one, explore the back-end of it for a third Health Cross Fragment.
Soon you need to use the blue grip teleport twice in a row. Let yourself fall down off the ledge after the second teleport to find another lost soul. Blue Grip back up.
The next fight can be a bit hectic but shouldn’t give you too much trouble if you focus on the flyers first. Try to stay in the air as this will let you avoid the damage from the Stygians until you’re ready to deal with them.
You’ll have limited time to complete the next platforming sequence. Run ahead and keep your eyes on the right. That’s where you’ll proceed before continuing across several platforms. When you get to the one with the broken-down church-like building on it, look up! You’ll find a sequence of grips that you need to teleport to in order to get through.
Once you get to the globe of light, you’ll be faced with one last battle and multiple Wisps. Keep using Summoned Sword on these guys, in whichever flavor you like.
DmC Virgil’s Downfall Mission 2 – Hollow
You’ll be attacked as soon as this mission begins. Activate Angel Mode to take these guys out quickly. Jump across the platforms that come up and take out a bunch of flyers that show up soon after. Try to bring them to you instead of teleporting over to them as you might fall to oblivion.
Proceed as you are instructed, and before long you’ll come to a fork and a Divinity Statue. Going left will take you to a hallway with a bright portal. Jump into it and settle down. You’ll see a Health Cross Fragment on the other side of the fence-wall. Use jump, Angel Boost, and Evade to negotiate a quick U turn right where you came from.
Get back to the hallway and move through the portal. It leads to a Large Vital Star.
Teleport to the grip below you, which doubles as a boost ring. Use it to get across to the other platform. There should be a lost soul around here.
Eventually, you’ll come across a Ravager. Take it out any way you wish, but it is possible to knock it off the edge. Three more Ravagers appear in short order. Once you’re done with them go through the portal.
You’ll now chain grip over to an arena battle. Remember to take out the aerial units first. Move through the portal, use the Divinity on the left if you need, and angel lift across. Turn right just after and move to the platform across for a full health cross (it’s on the platform with the spiky monument).
Keep moving along, minding the catapulted stuff, and teleport to the big platform. Face off against a few Stygians and Ravagers and you’re done.
DmC Virgil’s Downfall Mission 3 – Power Struggle
Jump across the platforms as this mission begins. Before long, you’ll see a big platform in front of you with the option of jumping onto the lower left or upper right. Go to the upper right, then walk through the arch and turn right back around. Teleport up for a lost soul, then to the next platform and hug the wall on your right. You’ll come full circle and make a short jump to a Health Cross Fragment.
You’ll come to an area where you are ambushed by Death Knights and Stygians. Use the new Demon Mode to break the Death Knights’ shields. You can also herd Stygians to the edge and knock them off with Aerial Flush.
Pull the train wagons out and jump across more platforms. Take a right when Vergil says, “Where are you, Dante?” and you’ll find a small vital star. Keep moving forward, making some ethereal platforms solid with the use of your summoned swords.
After a while, you find a divinity statue, and past that you’re introduced to his devil trigger. There will also be several enemies to practice it on, including a tyrant.
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