Capcom's latest Devil May Cry game will continue the series' tradition of slice-and-dice action when it releases in March 2019.
When Devil May Cry 5 was announced at E3 2018 I was so relieved it has the over-the-top craziness and all-out mayhem found in the DmC prequel. There's just something so enthralling and captivating about a suave demon hunter pulling off some absolutely bonkers tricks, and the sequel shows Nero in his prime.
In its latest gameplay footage, Capcom illustrated some of the wackiness we'll find in DMC5: Nero rides a rocket like a skateboard and sends it careening into a titanic baddy, only to celebrate with a hilarious finishing move, and then we see Dante decimating foes with hits motorcycle. Yeah, his motorcycle is a weapon.
Next up we have 15 minutes of gameplay footage courtesy of YouTuber Arekkz. Check it below:
Last but not least we have a few more screenshots and an official release date: Devil May Cry 5 will launch on March 8, 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
This will put it at the tail-end of Capcom's fiscal year timeline, meaning sales will help buffer this year's earnings while pushing strongly into the fiscal year ending March 2020.
Here's some more details on Devil May Cry 5 courtesy of a new Capcom press release:
"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."