Whether you’re already deep in Devil May Cry 5, just released on March 8, or you have not had a chance to buy the latest game, you’ll find this news exciting: Devil May Cry: The Animated Series is currently available for free on the PlayStation Store.
If you think, I did not even know that Devil May Cry had an anime, here’s a quick look back: The DMC anime was released in Japan in 2007 and consists of 12 episodes. The anime takes place between the events of Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 2 and follows devil hunter Dante, who runs his business and takes odd jobs while fighting crippling debts. The show also introduces two regular characters: J. D. Morrison, Dante’s agent, who brings him work requests, and Patty Lowell, an orphan girl who rescues Dante, who turns him into a daughter. Morrison makes his first appearance in the video game series with Devil May Cry 5, so you’ll need to watch the anime to understand his entire background story with Dante.
The DMC anime is now available on the PlayStation store and is available for free. However, you can only access it from your PS4 instead of the web store. The deal also seems to be limited to the North American store (although some people at Reddit have commented that they are not free in Canada).
To access the series, go to the PlayStation Store on your PS4 and search for “Devil May Cry”. The anime should show up next to the games. If you do not see it there, go to Movies and TV -> TV Genres -> Anime, and then sort by Devil May Cry. Usually the series costs $ 25, and it is unclear how long it will be free. So do not wait long if you’re interested.