Dante is back! Capcom releases the latest trailer for Devil May Cry 5 during Tokyo Game Show 2018. Capcom also announced the Devil May Cry 5 Deluxe Edition which will include a Mega Man accessory for Nero and 5 alternative color costumes.
Devil May Cry 5 Deluxe Edition & New Key Art for the Deluxe Edition
Capcom announces the Devil May Cry 5 Deluxe Edition. It will come with additional content such as 4 unique Devil Breakers, upgraded motorcycle weapon for Dante, alternate style rank & title screen announcers, 12 classic battle themes, and behind-the-scenes pre-viz live action cut scenes.
The Mega Buster will be included in the Devil May Cry 5 Deluxe Edition.
Fans, who pre-ordered the game, will receive 5 alternate color costumes for Nero, Dante, and other heroines such as Trish, Lady, and Nico.
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Devil May Cry 5 is set to release on March 8, 2019 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The Devil May Cry 5 demo will be playable in Australia for the very first time next month at Madfest 2018 in Melbourne. Turn Left Distribution will be bringing the demo to the event for fans to experience on Xbox One. Madfest Melbourne will run from September 15th and concludes on September 16th.
During today’s Inside Xbox at Gamescom 2018, Capcom officially announced that Devil May Cry 5 will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on March 8th next year.
The developers confirmed that the game will be present at Tokyo Game Show 2018, and teased more information regarding Dante to come.
The threat of demonic power has returned to menace the world once again in Devil May Cry 5. The invasion begins when the seeds of a “demon tree” take root in Red Grave City. As this hellish incursion starts to take over the city, a young demon hunter Nero, arrives with his partner Nico in their “Devil May Cry” motorhome. Finding himself without the use of his right arm, Nero enlists Nico, a self-professed weapons artist, to design a variety of unique mechanical Devil Breaker arms to give him extra powers to take on evil demons such as the blood sucking flying Empusa and giant colossus enemy Goliath.
The first arm Nico makes for Nero, the Overture Devil Breaker, looks plain in style allowing Nero to wear it inconspicuously throughout the city, but the hidden electric generator inside is enough to shock any demons that come too close. Adding a bit more versatility, the Gerbera Devil Breaker generates an intense heat that can be shot out as a highly powerful shockwave which can be used as a direct attack, reflect enemy projectiles, or even to propel Nero through the air and augment his evasion capabilities.
Combined with melee attacks using his ‘Red Queen’ sword and the long range firepower of his ‘Blue Rose’ handgun, the power of Nero’s Devil Breaker arms add dramatic adrenaline fueled action to the eternal battle between the forces of good and evil that plays out in the streets of Red Grave City. With the arrival of Dante on his flashy motorbike, the pair of demon hunters are set to try and save the city and find out what’s behind this latest demon invasion.
IGN has shared 15 minutes of direct-feed Devil May Cry 5 gameplay, straight from the demo build that is playable at Gamescom 2018 this week. The gameplay footage is captured via an Xbox One X.
Update (August 22nd): Dengeki has now uploaded seven minutes of gameplay footage.
UPDATE #2 [August 22nd]: 4K gameplay footage captured on the PS4 Pro
Devil May Cry 5 is set to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC next year in Spring. Capcom will be holding a panel next week at Pax West, where they will share gameplay, more information on the game, and also teased “special surprises” to come during it.
Devil May Cry 2-5 director Hideaki Itsuno confirmed on Twitter that the development team has finished the first playable demo of Devil May Cry 5, ten days ahead of the event.
Gamescom is the first convention confirmed, where fans can go hands-on with the demo. Currently, there is no word regarding the next line of events that will feature this demo build, or if Capcom has any plans to release it for all fans to experience ahead of the game’s launch.
Gamescom takes place from August 21st and concludes on August 25th. Devil May Cry 5 will also be having a panel at Pax West at the end of the month, with new gameplay being shown and “surprises” being teased.
Capcom will be bringing brand-new Devil May Cry 5 gameplay at Pax West on August 31st at 1:30PM to 2:30PM.
Director Hideaki Itsuno, Michiteru Okabe (series producer), Matt Walker (Capcom Japan producer), and Charlene Ingram (Director of Brand Marketing of Capcom USA) will be present at the panel. Capcom also teased “special surprises” that fans would not want to miss.
Legendary Devil May Cry director Hideaki Itsuno and producers Michiteru Okabe and Matthew Walker take a special flight all the way from Osaka, Japan to come show you all-new gameplay from Devil May Cry 5, and walk you through what makes it Smokin’ Sick Stylish! If you wanna know all about Nero’s new robotic “Devil Breaker” arms or are curious about our special surprises, this is a panel you won’t want to miss!
Devil May Cry 5 is set to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Spring 2019.
Unless you have lived in some alternate universe until today, surely you did not miss Devil May Cry 5‘s announcement. At Microsoft’s E3 2018 conference, no less. Talk about an ambush. But finally, the legendary demon hunters are back, 10 years after the last canonical episode of the series.
We saw an emotional Hideaki Itsuno – the director behind the franchise since Devil May Cry 2 – who could finally tell the world that we can get ready to “kick some demon ass”. This time, not only the devils may cry: the fans, too, can leave some tears. And sometimes for bad reasons.
What a trailer, damn it.
No one actually knew what was going on while watching the trailer being revealed live to the world, until you suddenly heard the word “demon”. You raised an eyebrow. Then, the words “Red Grave”. At this point, either you’re a Resident Evil fan and you might think it is a new game, or you’re a die-hard Devil May Cry fan and you start screaming, because this is an Easter egg to Dante’s original nickname “Tony Redgrave”. To be honest, I wasn’t even ready to believe it so I was thinking of Resident Evil.
Then, you saw some white hair. And then, the van. Next, the “Devil May Cry” neon with a small “5”. This was when I began screaming and laughing from joy, as I saw Red Queen, Nero’s trusted sword, triggered by his wielder. With one hell of a music, making you scream “Bang, Bang, Bang, Pull my Devil Trigger!“. Not everyone might like it (I love it). But such a type of music is fitting for an high-adrenaline game series like Devil May Cry, dropping the “wild” metal from DmC or the more classic one from Devil May Cry 3. Noteworthy, the song is Nero’s battle theme, which means we could see different type of sounds for all of the main characters, as well as this is not indicative of the overall game’s music genre.
The first time we see him shooting some demons with his Blue Rose gun, one feeling cannot go away: this is definitely the same kind of choreography that we were used to see ten years ago. Yuji Shimomura, who was in charge of cut-scenes in Devil May Cry 4, is indeed back to work.
Nero has his sword burning bright red
The voices still run in my head. Definitely not Vergil’s, but rather those of people who despised (at first) the looks of the returning Nero, who was introduced in Devil May Cry 4. The reason? His hair has been cut. Pretty much as if the whole community didn’t grow ever since Ninja Theory stepped in with the controversial DmC: Devil May Cry. You would expect them to just forget it and leave it as a choice, as Itsuno-san confirmed this was to make it look closer to Vergil. But no, this is just to piss the fans off and make Nero look like DmC Dante. Even when you put visual renders of Vergil in the third and fourth episode, it is clear that this was not a mere excuse. People getting traumatized over short hair is quite funny to watch though.
The trailer says it all, but Nero no longer possesses his iconic “Devil Bringer”, his demonic right arm. Cut away by some mysterious guy with a single bare-handed throw, the son of Vergil now wears a prosthesis – the “Devil Breaker”. This not only brings (pun intended) changes in how the arm functions, but also in how Nero will be played onward.
While details are yet to be cleared out, we know so far that Devil Breaker works with cartdriges, and you seemingly wear up to 4 of them. Those may break as you use them, but they also wear a cooldown system. Itsuno-san noted that skilled players can extend the time you use them, for example by dodging attacks. By extent, it means that getting hit means decreasing your Devil Breaker durability. The fact we can simultaneously wear four different “arms” means they could be switched in real-time, akin to Dante’s Style Switching in Devil May Cry 4.
This might mean Capcom gives up on giving Nero new weapons, a fatal flaw of his Devil May Cry 4 incarnation, but instead expands his iconic arm’s abilities – like shooting an insane amount of lasers throughout the battlefield, throwing your arm like a rocket, or even skating.This might be intended to keep Nero’s uniqueness and avoid redundancy compared to his uncle Dante.
Plot becomes thiccccc
One point that always felt lacking in Devil May Cry was the story (not that’s what you want when you play the series). And while this is only a debut trailer with little gameplay, the communication surrounding the game and some details already tell us a lot of things. Starting from the geographical context itself (let alone the fact we are going to slay demons in Red Grave city), this is the first time ever we are set in a real modern city right in the middle of an apocalypse with living humans around. Such a background was not set since Devil May Cry 2, the human presence wasn’t existent even then.
Speaking of which: DEVIL MAY CRY 5 IS NOT SET AFTER DEVIL MAY CRY 2. Just saying. I have read this countless times, and people seem awfully ignorant of the fact that Itsuno-san, games’ director since 2, said the game is a “direct sequel” to Devil May Cry 5 during the Xbox E3 2018 Interview. (Yes, I got really pissed hearing this theory over the past two weeks.)
Back on the atmosphere: we feel an aura that is definitely similar to the first two games, with all of those destroyed buildings and scary demons. It gives a very serious and sometimes frightening sensation but yet lets his place to punchlines. Good part: we will not be evolving in some deserted area for 20 missions like we always used to do.
You can even see some familiar faces around if you take a look. For example, the Prides, basic demons you would encounter during Devil May Cry 3; and one of the bosses has a pink multi-laser attack, which could be reminiscent of the Artemis weapon you unlock throughout the same game. Demons aside, Morrison does his very first appearance on a video game. For those who don’t know, he is a support character giving Dante his missions in Devil May Cry: The Animated Series, even though he made a reverse Michael Jackson for his skin.
There are obviously new characters in the whole picture, but they are seemingly linked to the lore. First of them is Nico, full name is Nicoletta Goldstein. She is, by pure coincidence, the granddaughter of Nell Goldstein. If it doesn’t tell you much, that’s okay; she is the one who built Ebony & Ivory, Dante’s handguns, according to the very first Devil May Cry light novel. What’s more, she’s also the daughter of a “mad scientist”.
There is also this curious character who bare-handedly ripped Nero’s arm off at the end of the trailer out of a single throw, leaving him in pain. I wonder who he is? Jokes aside, there is a very high chance for this guy being Vergil. Dude’s aiming at Best Dad of 2019 title it seems. If you look at the scene frame per frame, you can distinguish some similar features, starting by the clothes under the cape and also his face. While he never had his face in scenario, his sick face comes from the “Corrupt Vergil” costume you unlock throughout the Special Editions of Devil May Cry 3 & 4 after his corruption by Mundus as Nelo Angelo.
One extra thing the Capcom development team added is “V”, a mysterious and seemingly powerful character. While no one can guess his or her identity yet (being Vergil is impossible due to physical factors and clothes), the team left a clue about the new character in Devil Trigger‘s official music video from Ali Edwards. They confirmed later on that the big clue was an hidden “I have no name”. But at the same time, they highlighted the fact, guessing anything was impossible.
Since DmC: Devil May Cry happened, most of the players lacked faith in Capcom being able to produce (or help producing) a top-notch gameplay worthy of a Devil May Cry title. While DmC retained a certain amount of depth, it never matched what Devil May Cry 4 could produce. With the return of most of the “old” developers, veteran players know they can expect something around the level of the fourth episode, which is still played today by numerous players across the world.
Dante clip by your dear author
While the title is only at 75% of its development, sharp eyes can notice returning features from the best of the reboot AND Devil May Cry 4, and even expect improvement over physics. And again, most of the old crew is back to ensure the game lives up to its predecessors. While we have not seen enough gameplay footage for now to attest of such potential depth, one should definitely trust Itsuno-san when it comes down to superhuman combos.
But it comes down to this: Devil May Cry is back. Itsuno-san’s unusual self-confidence, as he is known for being humble, is certainly proof that Capcom’s claim to make this game the best action game ever created is made on a solid basis. According to him, they are just getting started. A very difficult task against the upcoming Bayonetta 3 by Hideki Kamiya… No less than Devil May Cry’s original creator. That in mind, Capcom promised to show way more surprises with a playable demo at Gamescom 2018, which takes place from August 21st to 25th. Devil May Cry 5 is scheduled before the end of March 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
In a press release today, Capcom revealed the two major titles they plan to release before the end of the fiscal year. Those two games are indeed the recently announced Resident Evil 2 Remake and Devil May Cry 5.
During today’s Sony press conference, it was revealed Resident Evil 2 will be launching on January 25th next year. In terms of Devil May Cry 5, Capcom has currently only mentioned the game will be launching sometime in Spring 2019. Judging by this press release and the season timing, that could very much mean the upcoming Devil May Cry would land in March.
Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced its two major titles for the current fiscal year. Resident Evil 2 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and PC is scheduled for release on January 25, 2019, and Devil May Cry 5 for the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, PlayStation®4 system and PC is scheduled for a Spring 2019 release.
The Resident Evil franchise features survival horror games in which players utilize a variety of weapons and other items to escape terrifying situations. Cumulative sales of the games in the series now total 83 million units* since the first title debuted in 1996. More than 20 years later, support from the passionate fan base across the globe even today makes it Capcom’s flagship game series. With the new Resident Evil 2, Capcom is taking the fourth best-selling game in the series’ history, with cumulative sales of 4.96 million units, and creating it anew.
The Devil May Cry series consists of popular, stylish action games known for their unique characters and exhilarating movement. One of Capcom’s major brands, the games in this series have cumulatively sold more than 16 million units* since the first title was released in 2001. The latest title in the series, Devil May Cry 5, is scheduled for a Spring 2019 release.
For more information on Devil May Cry 5, be sure to check out our detailed report here. If you missed the Resident Evil 2 announcement trailer and information, that could be seen here.
The next information report for Devil May Cry 5 is scheduled to drop this Summer 2018, the official game’s Twitter confirmed today. Earlier this morning, Devil May Cry series director Hideaki Itsuno said in the Inside Xbox interview that the game will be playable at Gamescom in August.
Capcom also released the official music video for Nero’s Battle Theme “Devil Trigger” by Casey Edwards, featuring Ali Edwards and Cliff Lloret. This track was used in the announcement trailer that came during the Xbox’s E3 2018 press conference.
Devil May Cry 5 is set to launch in Spring 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.