IGN called it near-perfect once, and everyone agreed. Devil May Cry 3 was one of, if not the most, beloved games of the famous video game series. Released in March of 2005, this third-person action Capcom game highlighted everything that was so interesting and downright jaw-dropping about Dante, the main protagonist.
This hack and slash game has gone down in history as a classic, hard-to-beat rendition of what makes an ideal interactive, visual piece of art. So, it's no wonder you want to name your dog after it! No worries, we have you covered. Here are some Devil May Cry 3 names that are sure to get ideas flowing!
Best Devil May Cry 3 Dog Names in Pop Culture
Does the name Cerberus sound familiar? If you're a mythology buff, or you play a lot of video games, then it certainly should be! Cerberus stems from Greek myth, and is widely known to be a three-headed dog the size of basically a small bedroom. This "hound of Hades" guards the entrance to the underworld, the land of the dead, and allows only the dead to enter. Oh, also, it doesn't let anyone out!
What makes Cerberus so interesting, however, is the fact that he has amazing capabilities. One head could take you down, but just in case you needed more to deal with, there's two other heads ready to launch you up into the sky only to snip at you, throw you on the ground, or use elemental attacks, depending on what game you're playing.
It's no wonder Cerberus has been featured in plenty of games, including but not limited to Final Fantasy (III, IV, VII, VIII, IX, etc.), God of War and God of War II, the Megami Tensei series, and even in a smaller scale in Mass Effect, in which Cerberus is the name of a black ops arm.
But this is a Devil May Cry 3 guide, so let's focus on that particular Cerberus! In Devil May Cry 3, Cerberus guides the entrance to Temen-ni-gru, a demonic temple sealed away by Sparda, a demon swordsman (dark knight) years ago. Like 2,000 years ago, to be more precise!
In the game, Cerberus wields ice, not fire, which has become much more prevalent in other mediums. With this elemental power, Cerberus arms itself in ice armor, showers his enemies with icicles, and even burps up icebergs. Yes, icebergs! To make him even more intense, he isn't just a three-headed dog with ice powers guarding a demon temple... each one of his heads does a different attack. The other two heads don't just sit back and watch as you fight one head, they all attack!
That means when Dante is up in the air, attacking fast with his blade, the three heads are lunging at him, a paw is stomping, a head is burping icebergs, while the other two are summoning icicles from the ceiling or the ground. Once Cerberus is defeated, he willingly gives his soul to Dante, questioning his humanity. Dante then takes the soul in the form of the Devil Arm – essentially a triple nunchaku, capable of reaching far and wide, hitting enemies with the power of ice.
Devil May Cry 3 Dog Name Considerations
When you're naming a new dog, there are a few things to think about. Things that are sure to help simplify what could certainly be a painful or tedious process. Because let's face it, not everyone has the ability to automatically think of a great name right on the spot!
It's important to think about your dog's breed and appearance. Both go hand in hand. A Siberian Husky will likely be furry, tall, muscular and white with either black or grey. Very different than, say, a Chihuahua. As such, a name that fits a Husky perfectly is probably going to be sillier when speaking about a Chihuahua. Unless this is your intention, try selecting a name that makes sense with the type of dog you're going to adopt.
Also, keep in mind that there's a lot you don't know about your new best friend. If you haven't adopted him or her, then you know nothing more than the possible breed, if you went with a breeder. If you're adopting a pet from a shelter (please do!), then you may not even know that. If this worries you, go ahead and table the naming process for now, and come back to it once you've spent at least a week with your new buddy. This will allow you to learn more about the animal, and better select a name.