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Is Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat on mobile pay-to-win?

Is Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat on mobile pay-to-win?
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Capcom’s Devil May Cry series has been absent from the mobile gaming space since 2011’s Devil May Cry 4: Refrain, so fans were very excited for Peak of Combat. Now that it’s here, is Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat on mobile pay-to-win?

How pay-to-win is Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat?

Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat is the latest Devil May Cry game to grace mobile devices. The game is developed by the Chinese studio NebulaJoy, supervised by Capcom themselves. If you’re a hardcore fan of the main series, it’s understandable to be cautious about this title.

At first glance, Peak of Combat seems to hit all the right notes—Dante, Lady, Nero, and Vergil are all here, among other fan favorite characters, and the stylish action combat seems to be here as well, though obviously a bit simplified due to touch controls.

That’s fine and dandy and all, but how pay-to-win is it? Since Peak of Combat is a free-to-play gacha-style mobile game, we know that there are going to be in-app micro-transactions somewhere. Well, to the surprise of absolutely no one, Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat is pretty pay-to-win, in terms of a typical gacha game.

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To be fair, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s impossible to progress as a strictly free player, though time will tell on that since the game just came out. We’re talking about paid character boosts advertised right from the get-go, legendary character premium packs, and so forth. You know, the typical premium gacha experience.

The fact that Peak of Combat has a gacha character summoning system at all should be enough of a sign. You can summon the higher rarity and stronger versions of the DMC crew, and you can even get better weapons as well through the gacha summoning. You use Devil Gems to summon, the premium currency of the game, which can be bought with real money.

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Once again, this doesn’t mean that you won’t enjoy Peak of Combat as a free player. If you enjoy the spirit of Devil May Cry, you’ll enjoy Peak of Combat. That being said, you can absolutely destroy the game if you pay your way to getting all the best characters and weapons right off the bat.

Now of course, since this is Devil May Cry we’re talking about, there’s a lot of actual combat skill involved. If you pay to get all the best characters and stuff, you probably won’t have any difficulties getting through the levels, but getting S ranks is a different story, since you need to be stylish with your attacks. In that regard, you can’t really pay to improve that.

That’s all you need to know about Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat‘s pay-to-win situation. If you have any other questions about the game, let us know in the comments below!

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