HYDE ended 2020 on a high as he released single DEFEAT digitally on none other than December 25, doubling up as a Christmas Day present.
It was back in November when DEFEAT was teased in a short collaboration lyric video with Capcom, the publisher and developer of the game, but HYDE has now revealed the song’s full lyric video. Containing high-octane scenes from the video game Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, HYDE’s performance works perfectly in sync with these action-packed shots. As we mentioned previously, DEFEAT‘s sinister verse alongside an uplifting chorus has become somewhat of a staple for the vocalist and it’s executed brilliantly in this track. The energetic composition perfectly captures HYDE’s anguished vocals.
Critically-acclaimed Devil May Cry 5 was originally released in 2019, but is back as a Special Edition with flashier visuals and crazier action, upgraded for next-generation consoles. It is already digitally available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X since December 1, 2020, so be sure to add this title to your list of games to play.
Hardcore fans of Devil May Cry should watch the interview at Tokyo Game Show 2020 Presentation as it features video game director and designer Hideaki Itsuno who discusses the new technology used, as well as subtle differences between the two versions.