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The new look Dante in artwork for DMC: Devil May Cry. Capcom

Capcom have announced that Devil May Cry 4 and follow-up reboot DMC: Devil May Cry are both being remastered for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next year.

Crucially, both games will run at 1080p and 60 frames per second, which for fast-paced hack and slash games like these will make a big difference to gameplay.

DMC: Definitive Edition will include the original game, all post-release downloadable content, and new content including "brand new modes and additional gameplay features".

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is also coming later in the year.

The trailer – which focuses on DMC – can be viewed below.

Prior to its initial release in early 2013, fans hated the new design of lead character Dante, but upon release the game received very positive reviews from critics, averaging around 85% on review aggregation site Metacritic.

Capcom's decision to also re-release Devil May Cry 4 seems odd. One theory is that the firm will see which of the two games sells better and that will decide the stylistic direction of the series going forward.

DMC: Definitive Edition will be released on 17 March for £29.99, with Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition following in the summer.