Capcom has formally announced the next installment in the DMC franchise with Devil May Cry 5. The game was featured during Microsoft’s press conference at the E3, not long ago. Capcom has decided to build its new game from the plot of the original series following a positively-reviewed but poorly-received reboot.
Producer Matt Walker and Director Hideaki Itsuno mentioned during the press conference that they were trying to give the fans a sequel that they had long been asking for.
What we know so far
Nero, the young, white-haired, demon-hunting protagonist of Devil May Cry 4 returns as this game’s main character. The trailer shows him in a number of over-the-top action sequences that are hallmarks of the franchise. The cinematics also shows him losing his demon-possessed arm, the Devil Bringer in a quick fight against an unknown stranger. Nero seems to be working with a new character named Nico who is an expert in cybernetics. Nico is the machinist behind the mechanical arm we see Nero use in place of his stolen Devil Bringer.
Dante also makes an appearance towards the end of the trailer. Not really a surprise as it isn’t a Devil May Cry game without him. And the two demon hunters will once again take on a resurging demonic threat that is probably related to the taking of Nero’s arm. The returning characters seem to have aged a bit since the events of the previous game, suggesting that quite a bit of time has passed.
We also know that the game will be featuring a third playable character. Capcom referred to this during their press conference. This is reinforced by the game’s box art which features Dante, Nero, and a third, unknown character. Fans are speculating about the third character’s identity, but Capcom has yet to release more information.
Summary and release information
Capcom seems to have taken some cues from the DMC reboot, which was positively reviewed for its visuals and controls. Hideaki claims that the control system of Devil May Cry 5 will be the most fluid in the series. The game’s designers seem to have ditched the old series’ anime-inspired character design in favor of a more western look and feel.
Capcom has also been building Devil May Cry 5 with the hardware of Xbox One X in mind. Fans are looking forward to the most visually-stunning DMC game yet. Devil May Cry 5 is set to hit shelves in Spring of 2019 and will be developed for Xbox One, Xbox One X, PC, and PS4.
YouTube: Devil May Cry 5 – E3 2018 Announcement Trailer
Photo credit: The feature image is owned by Capcom and was provided for press usage.
Source: Microsoft E3 press conference
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