The Eye of Dante, an augmented reality app, has been released as a free download on iOS and Android, Capcom has announced.

Developed in collaboration with augmented reality experts Aurasma, The Eye of Dante will reward users with in-game currency that can be redeemed at the launch of DmC Devil May Cry on January 15, 2013.

Players will join The Order (, an organisation within the world of DmC formed to fight demons, and be 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 using a smartphone camera, The Eye of Dante also allows users to discover hidden messages behind real-world items and objects. Users of the app will also be able to personalise photos that have been taken with their smartphone and upload these to Facebook or Twitter.

Source: Press release | capcom-unity