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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.

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Routes

Route Estimated Time Runner VoD
Standard 1:04:00+ renzero
Vanilla 1:36:00+ PvtCb
Route Estimated Time Runner VoD
Current Meta 53:30 - 55:30 renzero
Tutorial Run 1:02:00 Mekarazium
Vanilla 2:14:00 Alucard
Route Estimated Time Runner VoD
Standard 1:39:00+ renzero

Rules

(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.)

  • You must play as Nero and Dante.
  • Timer stops on the buster of False Savior in Mission 20.
  • Make sure to turn on Turbo Mode in the game's settings so it runs 20% faster.

Learning

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:

  • Follow the tutorial without checking any top runners. This helps you to understand the flow of the game.
  • Make savefiles before each part that you probably have issues with. You can backup and copy the savefiles ( generally in Documents\CAPCOM\DEVILMAYCRY4SPECIALEDITION\) into a seperate folder.
  • It's highly recommended to use tools like Super Trainer or Infernal Warks CT since it has an option of Area Jump to a specific room that you normally struggle during the runs.
  • If you struggle with a skip during a run, finish the run, then practice that particular skip.
  • Make splits. Download a program like Livesplit and setup your splits. It does not matter how bad they are in your first run.

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.