On February 17, Devil May Cry 3 turned 15 years old. It's a milestone anniversary for DMC3, which was the series' last outing on the PlayStation 2 and is still widely hailed as Dante's best adventure yet. While Hideki Kamiya, now of PlatinumGames, created Devil May Cry and gave a strong foundation for its slick action, DMC3 was the first title that director Hideaki Itsuno supervised start-to-finish. Ultimately, the clarity of his team's vision practically redefined the series.
The big anniversary isn't the only reason why it's worth looking back on DMC3 now. After several years of near-silence, fans have been in something of a Devil May Cry renaissance of late: Capcom's releasing a revamped version of DMC3's Special Edition for the Nintendo Switch later this week, and last year's debut of DMC5 saw Capcom and Itsuno breathe new life into the mainline series.
Capcom's Matt Walker, producer on both DMC5 and DMC3: Special Edition for the Switch, graciously answered some questions about DMC3's legacy, the Switch port's new co-op and combat switching features, and what Devil May Cry fans should keep an eye out for in the future.