The story takes place in Limbo City, a modern-day city secretly controlled by powerful demons, manipulating humanity through the comforts of life. Living on the fringes of the brainwashed society is Dante, a teenager at odds with the demons who constantly hunt him and the civilian authorities they control. The game starts with Dante waking up after a night drinking and having sex with a couple of girls he picked up at a local nightclub, then being warned by a mysterious young woman that he’s in danger. After dressing and avoiding the clutches of a hunter demon Dante is guided through the Bellevue Pier’s carnival by the girl, who addresses herself as Kat, a psychic who can see into Limbo. After recovering his sword and his twin pistols, Dante defeats the hunter, but is left confused when it calls him Son of Sparda as it dies. After returning to the human dimension, Dante is asked to join Kat in heading back to speak with her boss. Reluctantly, Dante accepts and so his journey begins.