Devil May Cry HD Collection confirmed

Capcom has officially confirmed long-rumoured plans to launch remastered versions of the first three Devil May Cry games for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Set for an “early 2012” release in North America for $39.99, the Devil May Cry HD Collection will bundle PS2 releases Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2 and Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening Special Edition in one high definition package, with unspecified bonus content. Reports have suggested the game will launch in Europe on February 10.

A Devil May Cry HD Collection was first rumoured in June, when a Spanish retailer briefly listed it for PS3. America's ESRB later rated the first three games in the series for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Capcom announced in March 2009 that the Devil May Cry series had shipped over ten million copies worldwide since debuting in 2001.

We recently spoke to Bluepoint Games, the Texas-based developer behind the God Of War, Team Ico and Metal Gear Solid HD collections on the perils of remastering the classics.