Stuff your open worlds and your fight royales – sometimes you just want to put on some leather gloves, dust your New Rock boots and cut seven shades of the sin of a demon with a bum for a face.
Enter Devil May Cry 5 – what is considered the first true sequel to the hack-and-slash series for over a decade, if you skip counting the DmC: Devil May Cry reboot of 2013. Except that, it's kind of a sequel to Devil May Cry 2 due to some time jumping potentials, we believe based on what we have seen so far … which actually makes it a prequel for Devil May Cry 4? Sorta?
Stop thinking – you are here for bombastic special moves, outlandish monsters and more combination options than a hot wings and wedges that share dishes.
Cut the hunt
- What is it? Next entry into the Devil May Cry series, a hack-and-slash monster-slaying adventure
- When can I play it? March 8, 201
- What can I play on? PC, Xbox One and PS4
Devil May Cry 5 trailer
Devil May Cry 5, after months of delay from director Hideaki Itsuno, was finally revealed during Microsoft's press conference at E3 2018. An entire trailer trailer has followed : Here's a playlist directly from Capcom that not only includes the latest Devil May Cry 5 trailers, but also some game play. Something to rest your eyes on here.
Devil May Cry 5 Release Date
Devil May Cry 5 will be released on March 8, 2019. The Last Devil May Cry game, DmC: Devil May Cry , released back in 2013, but to be restarted is not considered entirely as part of the core series. In some respects this is the first "real" Devil May Cry release for over a decade, since 2008 Devil May Cry 4.
Devil May Cry 5 story
The fifth core entry into the Devil May Cry series, DMC 5 introduces a new mysterious man, "V". He is tasked with returning heroes Dante and Nero to take out a huge new enemy that threatens the world and releases London-like Red Grave City. The game opens with Dante being beaten within an inch of his life, but giving Nero just enough time to escape.
Fast-winding one month and we are with Nero, who works his way through Red Grave City, has a demon infestation at a time and works with monster-slaying contracts on a camper car with his new friend, chain-smoking inventor Nico. Where the action will take us beyond that point is a mystery, but you will play as Dante, Nero and V throughout the adventure, with Nico as the upgrade repository.
Devil May Cry 5 Games and Characters
If you have played a DmC game in the past, you will know of its core loop of combo stops and forest games. Both Nero and Dante return, and again they will work through a library of close combat, varied and air jumping attacks to crush through enemies – not just progress history, but earn them improved rankings for each level, making the game as
However, V is a completely new venture in Devil May Cry. Seeing something like Star Wars Kylo Ren if he had been dragged through a My Chemical Romance mosh pit, the tattooed and rugged character does not attack enemies directly. Instead, he calls a spooky panther to do battle attacks on his behalf, and an amber for attacked attacks. V is vulnerable to each other and only comes in to deliver final blows to evil, uploading his pet's power by reading from a magic book. Build up enough power from battles and he can also call a massive golem heavy character to take on harder villains, which V can go to to take direct control.
It is a completely different way to fight the Devil May Cry, which makes it far more about tactical planning than direct button masking ability. During the game, we can imagine that V's levels are a welcome change of pace.
Dante and Nero have some new tricks up their sleeves too. Nero still has his red queen host and Blue Rose revolver, but now has a new range of "Devil Breakers" robot arms to replace the one he lost earlier in the series. These can do anything from freezing enemies to dragging them from a distance, and releasing devastating explosives. You can replace these middle missions and give you some tactical reading options when playing.
Dante has her familiar Rebellion and Sparda leaves, but gets two new Devil Arms, a pair of weapons that look a bit like buzzsaws and can be combined to become a motorcycle. His Swordmaster, Gunslinger, Trickster and Royalguard move sets from the Devil May Cry 3 return – a point some fans consider the series to be the best.
And so, when you throw in each character's individual branching degrees, there is plenty to lower your teeth in, as well as plenty of possibilities for replaying over multiple plays. It will be a wild, bloody ride.
Devil May Cry 5 Cameo system
Here is an interesting addition to the series. DmC 5 has levels where the characters you do not currently control claim with you. While many games would have this work with pure AI companions, Capcom introduces a kind of asynchronous ghost-mulitplayer option here.
When you play you get a note that the Cameo system has been triggered and that one of the other characters, previously ruled by another player, is struggling through the level. We have not yet seen this in action, and how much it will change the instant game remains to be seen. But adding a dash of society to what is otherwise a solitary gaming experience sounds like an interesting concept at least.
Devil May Cry 5 in gambling
The game thus has a certain controversy over the decision to include in gambling purchases. You will be able to spend real money to buy in-game orbs, which are used to upgrade the game's characters. However, Capcom has emphasized that this does not affect the game's natural progression system, and that players will not be penalized in any way to choose not to splurge extra money.
Simply put, it will only be a way for stupid players to speed up some of the more extravagant upgrades that everyone else will earn naturally when they play, so still your striking hearts.