Capcom, a worldwide developer and publisher of video games, yesterday announced the release of The Eye of Dante, a free app developed in collaboration with Augmented Reality experts Aurasma, to support the release of DmC Devil May Cry.
The Eye of Dante will reward users with in-game currency that can be redeemed at the launch of DmC Devil May Cry in North America and Europe on January 15th 2013 within the menu of the console versions of the game.
The South african launch is expected to happen on the same day. By joining The Order (THEORDERBLOG.NET), the organisation within the world of DmC formed to fight the demons, users of the app are challenged to undertake different quests and achieve specific goals, to attain points towards their style ranking. Completion of missions will result in exclusive unlockable rewards, such as wallpapers and ringtones as well as points which can then be redeemed within DmC Devil May Cry for Red Orbs, the in-game currency used to upgrade and unlock Dante’s skills. By simply using their smartphone camera, The Eye of Dante also allows users to discover hidden messages behind real-world items and objects, just as Dante has the ability to see through the demons’ lies and propaganda in the game. In addition to the in-game awards, The Eye of Dante will also give users the opportunity to personalise photos that have been taken with their smartphone and upload these to Facebook or Twitter. The Eye of Dante is available now on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store free of charge.