It looks like one of the biggest rumors that preceded E3 2018 is true. Capcom is developing Devil May Cry 5.
The biggest piece of news that Capcom shared regarding the next Devi May Cry game is that Hideaki Itsuno is returning to direct this long-awaited sequel. Itsuno has worked on the franchise ever since the final months of Devil May Cry 2‘s development (he even served as a supervising director for Ninja Theory’s 2013 DmC title) and his presence here bodes well for Capcom’s intentions to deliver the kind of classic Devil May Cry experience that fans have been adamantly (annoyingly at times) clamoring for.
We’re still waiting on Capcom to reveal some of the finer details about Devil May Cry 5, but at present, it appears that this will be a straight sequel to Devil May Cry 4 and not a prequel, spin-off, or reboot. Dante certainly sports his Devil May Cry 4 looks in the game’s debut trailer, and the few glimpses at a story the preview yielded suggest that this will be a continuation of some sorts.
While it hasn’t been that long since we last received a Devil May Cry game, it has been 10 years since Capcom developed a new DMC title. As we noted earlier, Ninja Theory’s take on the franchise wasn’t exactly warmly received by longtime fans.
Devil May Cry 5 Trailer
A new trailer arrived at The Game Awards. Check it out below:
Here’s the trailer from Tokyo Game Show 2018:
And here are all the other trailers that have arrived so far:
Devil May Cry 5 Release Date
Devil May Cry 5 arrives on March 8, 2019. The game is coming to XBO, PS4, and PC.
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