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Capcom Announces Devil May Cry 5 at Microsoft E3 Presser

June 11, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Devil May Cry 5

Dante is back. Capcom officially announced the next installment and return of the beloved Devil May Cry franchise at today’s Microsoft E3 2018 press conference with Devil May Cry 5. You can check out the announcement trailer for Devil May Cry 5 below.

It’s been 10 years since the release of the last installment of the franchise with Devil May Cry 4. Director Hideaki Itsuno and the core development team have reunited to conclude the awaited Sons of Sparda saga. The new announcement trailer mainly focuses on Nero, the hero and protagonist from the fourth game in the series.

The game takes place several months after the events of Devil May Cry 4. The threat of demonic power has returned to menace the world yet again in the form of a demonic invasion. The seeds of a demon tree have started taking root in Red Grave City.

The hellish incursion attracts the attention of the young demon hunter Nero, an ally of Dante who also has a demonic arm, which is the source of his power. Though it appears he lost that arm, and it’s been replaced by a cybernetic one.

Nero heads to Red Grave City in his motorhome, Devil May Cry, along with his partner Nico, and he ruminates on how everything started, such as the loss of his demonic arm, the demonic invasion, and Dante’s unknown whereabouts. Things have to be settled once and for all. Dante does appear in the trailer, suggesting he will be one of the three playable characters for the final product.

The game is built with Capcom’s proprietary in-house RE Engine. The game will feature photorealistic character designs and three playable characters, each of which will have a radically different combat style to take on a city that’s overrun with demons. The game will feature some dynamic boss fights that play out against destructible environments of the streets of Red Grave City.

Devil May Cry 5 is scheduled for a Spring 2019 release. The game is being developed for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.