The Switch version of Devil May Cry 3 is quickly shaping up to be the game’s definitive way to play.

Capcom producer Matt Walker posted another video message on Twitter Thursday morning (Japan time) to confirm that on-the-fly style switching will be one of Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition’s new features.

Using the directional buttons on the left Joy-Con or the D-pad on the Switch Pro Controller, players will now be able to flip between Dante’s styles mid-mission with just the press of the button, whereas previous versions of Devil May Cry 3 required having to make a change either between missions or by visiting a Divinity Statue.

The addition — dubbed “Free Style mode” — is pulled directly from Devil May Cry 4, which introduced dynamic style switching when it released in 2008, and will work in a near-identical way. Up will activate Trickster, down Royal Guard, left Gunslinger, and right Swordmaster. Double tapping left will trigger Doppleganger, and the same for right will turn on Quicksilver.

The inclusion of style switching will no doubt open up Devil May Cry 3 to more player creativity, and was just the first in a series of three announcements regarding the special edition. Walker reminded fans to stay tuned for updates on Jan. 30 and Feb. 13, like he said in his first message last week, but then threw in an added wrinkle.

“I know what you’re thinking: ‘I’m sure you have time for one more game,’ but that’s going to be it for now,” Walker said.

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition will release digitally on the Nintendo Switch eShop Feb. 20 for $19.99. And if you want to see more of the game’s style-switching update in action ahead of time, Capcom will be livestreaming gameplay on Twitch Thursday afternoon at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PST).

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