Devil May Cry 2 NG Dante is a speedrun category in which the player tries to complete the game as fast as possible on a fresh file. The player must start the game with Dante's Disc and reach the final hit against The Despair Embodied as quickly as they can. Using other programs to affect the game or modifying the game with mod is not allowed.
Initially, there are no added restrictions on how the player completes the game until Boomstick Glitch. This glitch is banned until further research proves it to be consistently replicable.
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(The rules here are specific to this category. Go to this page to find the rules that apply to all Devil May Cry 2 speedruns.)
Learning a speedrun in Devil May Cry 2 may seem to daunting, but the game most of the time is generous once you understand and get familiar with the controls. There are 3 stages of learning you could go through with dante.
Start with the safe route less majin to get comfortable with the game. It's important to note that most of the strats are extremely outdated, if you watched the tutorial video. Once that phase completed and interested in pushing the time further, you could start checking out Radge's run.
If you watched the Tutorial videos by LonerHero do an initial run through making sure to do the following things:
Once you have completed your first run and made savefiles practice the parts you are least confident with then try another run. When you get more confident you should stop getting safety routes and start tighten your currency.