The upcoming Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition looks like it will be a bit more than just a simple port.

In a video message tweeted out on Tuesday, Capcom producer Matt Walker teased that the Nintendo Switch version of the game will come with “a little something extra,” and told series fans to have Jan. 16, Jan. 30, and Feb. 13 circled on their calendars.

“We know that this game holds a very special place in all of your hearts, and so we wanted to show our appreciation,” Walker said. “I guess you can say that we were feeling a little “motivated” to add a little something extra that we think you’re all really gonna like.”

Fans wasted no time speculating what announcements might be in store for the three dates Walker highlighted, wondering if they could mean additional content for series antagonist Vergil, or — since it involves Nintendo — a potential Dante appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

But one aspect of that “something extra” may have already been put right in front of us, hidden in plain sight.

There are two screenshots of Devil May Cry 3’s Switch version posted on the game’s US web page, which both contain a small difference from the original 2005 classic and its currently available HD update. The name of Dante’s fighting style is shown in the top left corner of each screen, lending credence to the idea that style switching will be making its way to this latest version of the game.

As it’s set up now, players can only stick to one style per mission when playing as Dante in Devil May Cry 3.ย Its sequels (2008’s Devil May Cry 4 and 2019’s Devil May Cry 5) brought along on-the-fly style switching for the franchise’s main hero, and the inclusion of it here would likely open 3 up to a variety of new gameplay possibilities.

As always, though, we’ll have to wait to learn more.

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition is set for a Feb. 20 release on the Switch and will cost $19.99.

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