Devil May Cry 4 Nero/Dante NG 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 Nero/Dante and reach the final buster against False Savior in Mission 20 as quickly as they can. Using other programs to affect the game or modifying the game with mod is not allowed.
The leaderboards for this category are available:
(The rules here are specific to this category. Go to this page to find the rules that apply to all Devil May Cry 4 speedruns.)
Learning a speedrun in Devil May Cry 4 may seem to daunting, but at the early stage the game is generous once you follow beginners route. There are 3 stages of learning you could go through with this category.
Start beating the game while following the tutorial route from Mekarazium that involves less risky strategies to get comfortable with the game. It's important to note that each runners has their own adaptation with the room clears. Once that phase completed and interested in pushing the time further, you could start checking out more detailed tutorial
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 can stop playing safe and go for high risk strategies.