Capcom has been pretty tight lipped about the prospect of playing as Dante’s twin brother Virgil in their series reboot DmC: Devil May Cry. The character first made an appearance as the villain in Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening, but he was made into an unlockable bonus in the game’s Special Edition version released a few years later.

In fact, all of the Devil May Cry games have been generous with granting players the option of playing as another character. Ever since the first game, Dante’s outings have been available to a large number of characters from his demented twin brother, to his sexy biker girlfriend, and even his prepubescent doppelganger, Nero. In the end, though, most agree that Dante is the best way to experience every game, and all the others are just padding for the game’s content.

Capcom and Ninja Theory have no reason to buck this tradition with the rest of the series, especially now that bonus characters are standard DLC packs rather than fun little secrets to unlock. You won’t have to play the game and complete any tasks to play as Virgil this time around, just cough up the $8.99 (720 MS Points) for the DLC and he’s all yours.

The DLC will be free to those who pre-order, so if Devil May Cry‘s popular higher levels of play are your thing then it might be a good idea to just go ahead and get it that way.

DmC: Devil May Cry will be released on January 15th, 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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