Capcom is bringing back Devil May Cry with Devil May Cry 5. The game was announced with an introduction during Microsoft’s Xbox E3 press conference, and director Hideaki Itsuno exclaiming that they are bringing back the game to accommodate the fans. Because yes, Capcom realized that you can’t milk a franchise for every square inch of its worth if you don’t have fans to milk it with.
The game ditches the ugly, androgynous emo Dante that Ninja Theory came up with for DmC: Devil May Cry, and focuses on the demon hunter Nero and his trusty, revved up sword, the Red Queen. Nero is missing his arm, which has been replaced with a robotic device that can extend, electrocute and grapple enemies thanks to his Southern belle companion. Nero is out for revenge for the mysterious figure that took his arm, and he’s using everything at his disposal to get the job done.
We see a lot of the classic return of the hack-and-slash combat and over-the-top combos present from the old Devil May Cry games.
New to the series is Nero’s ability to grab foes and smash them into the ground with a grapple attack. This appears to be a quick way to extend combo life or knock a guarding enemy off balance to open them up for attack.
While emo Nero didn’t quite get the crowd all hyped – especially since he was one of the reasons a lot of people didn’t like Devil May Cry 4 – the appearance of a power metal Dante at the end of the trailer definitely got a good whoop out of the fanboys.
Dante kind of looks like an old vampire that never stopped listening to Poison. It’s hard to tell right now if he’ll be another main character in Devil May Cry 5 or if he’ll just guest star in a few spots throughout the adventure. We’ll likely find out later on when more info arrives.