Devil Triggers | Devil May Cry™: The Bloody Palace

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Devil Triggers

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Welcome back Hunters!

Last time around we took a look at upgrading your hunter in Devil May Cry™: The Bloody Palace, today we’re going to look at one of the coolest parts of Devil May Cry™… Devil Triggers!

Devil May Cry™: The Bloody Palace is coming to Kickstarter for one week only from 8PM BST (3pm EDT) on the 15th of May 2019! If you want to stay up to date with everything to do with our campaign, click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

Ready to unlock your Devil Trigger? Then it’s time to unleash your inner demons…

Gotta Let It Out

It will likely come as no surprise to most readers that game design is one of the most fantastic and surreal experiences an individual could ever be part of. But for all that weirdness, every so often there are even more exceptional times when one or more of our development team takes a moment to step back and say ‘this is one of the coolest things I’ll ever get to do!’.

Devil Triggers presented us with such an instance. For our team of hardcore Devil May Cry™ enthusiasts, being able to use miniatures and design mechanics to represent Devil Triggers was so incredibly awesome that several struggled to find words at times, descending into a horrific mess of excited gibbering.

For example, just take a look at Dante’s Sin Devil Trigger below. LOOK AT IT! IT’S INCREDIBLE!


The people in our team at Steamforged Games are all hardcore gamers, and have been for years. We’re no strangers to beautiful miniatures. But honestly, even for us this is hands down one of the most beautiful miniatures we’ve ever seen. Even the handful of misguided and unfortunate souls in the office who have never had the opportunity to experience the world of Devil May Cry™ have been won over by this magnificent beast.

So, the obvious question is… how can you make sure to get your hands on this wonderful model? You need not worry! As part of the Kickstarter campaign coming in just over a week’s time, included in the base pledge there will be an expansion for Devil May Cry™: The Bloody Palace which features sculpts of Nero, Dante, and Trish in their Devil Trigger forms, as well as V’s monstrous third familiar, Nightmare. Also included in that expansion will be additional rules and cards for how to play with them in the game!

Pull My Devil Trigger

When playing Devil May Cry™: The Bloody Palace with the Devil Trigger expansion, each hunter gains an additional reference card and their Devil Trigger gauge. They’ll also gain an additional deck to use when they activate their Devil Trigger, replacing their normal one with an even more powerful moveset featuring increased damage and bonus style points.

Using this expansion gives hunters another reason to build huge combo chains. When you claim a combo chain, you not only score precious style points, you also build your Devil Trigger gauge – the more cards in the combo chain, the more spaces it advances! And then, when your gauge is high enough, you can unleash your Devil Trigger!

When a hunter activates their Devil Trigger their original miniature is replaced with their Devil Trigger miniature (except, of course, for V, who stays on the game board but gains his third familiar, Nightmare!). They also switch to their unique Devil Trigger deck, which features a whole brand new set of immensely powerful moves and incredible combo chains.


But players have to be wary, for this monstrous power isn’t unlimited. While a hunter uses their Devil Trigger, their Devil Trigger gauge counts down at the end of each turn, and they can no longer build it by claiming combos. In addition, each time the hunter takes damage, their Devil Trigger gauge counts down even further. And when the Devil Trigger gauge is reduced to zero? The hunter returns to their original form and their original deck.

Devil Triggers are enormously powerful but with a time limit on how long they can be used for. They also offer players a meaningful choice on how to develop their hunter. Will you stick to upgrading your combo skills and fighting style? Or do you instead rely on powering up the Devil Trigger and opt for massive bursts of damage and style to get the job done? Perhaps shooting for a combination of the two will be more advisable, especially in the higher levels of the Bloody Palace… this is all for you to find out!

Join us again for another exciting update for Devil May Cry™: The Bloody Palace where we’ll be looking into the behaviour decks of your foul demon foes...

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