Fans of the Devil May Cry series have been aware of the existence of a new DMC game for quite some time. Why? The director of the second, third and fourth instalments of the game, Hideaki Itsuno, confirmed the news of a new project on Twitter in 2017. The highly anticipated upcoming game was expected to be announced during TGS or PGW 2017, but it failed to materialise.
Instead, Devil May Cry 5 was revealed at Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference with a great new trailer featuring Dante, Nero and friends.
Here, we discuss everything we know so far about Devil May Cry 5 including the latest release date, platform and gameplay news.
When is the Devil May Cry 5 release date?
Capcom revealed at Microsoft's E3 2018 event that Devil May Cry 5 is set to be released in Spring 2019, with no specific release date given.
Devil May Cry 5 platforms and pre-orders
While rumours prior to the announcement of Devil May Cry 5 suggested that the upcoming title would feature some kind of PlayStation 4 exclusivity, it was not the case. Capcom revealed that Devil May Cry 5 is set to be released not only on PS4 but the Xbox One and PC too.
Devil May Cry 5 gameplay news
Capcom revealed a brand new cinematic trailer for Devil May Cry 5 at E3 2018, giving us our first official glimpse at the upcoming title. Nero and Dante are back, with the latter looking fairly old and haggard in the trailer, suggesting that it's a continuation of Devil May Cry 4.
Set in Red Grave City, Nero sports a badass sword and a mechanical arm, causing mayhem and even using the arm to propel himself around the environment. Alongside Nero is Nico, capable of crafting weaponry and upgrades while taking on the hardest demons around.
You can take a look at the trailer at the top of the page if you haven't seen it already.
Unofficially, a ResetEra thread seems to shed some light on what to expect from Devil May Cry 5 gameplay. Per the leaker, the DMC5 level design will be “more open” but not quite open world.
“Level design and exploration is more similar to Bayonetta with action set pieces thrown in there but without the QTEs” and will be backed up by a “new, more dynamic” camera system that the dev team is apparently quite proud of. Other info includes the removal of the stamina bar, the introduction of multiplayer elements but not PvP, and significantly ramped-up boss fights.
Essentially, expect the most complex and rewarding DMC game in the series to date. For more information on what to expect from the upcoming Devil May Cry 5, take a look at the full leak here.