That flashy debut trailer that was first revealed at the Xbox presser at E3 has really got us pumped for Devil May Cry 5. It's sexy, it's stylish, it's everything you expect from a game about devilish rogues that may or may not cry.
But according to an interview with its director Hideaki Itsuno with Dengeki Online, the game won't all be style, there'll be substance too. User Sesha translated the interview over at ResetEra, and it confirms that the game has been in development for four years now, beginning a year before the release of Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition.
Itsuno dropped many tidbits throughout the interview. He established that Dante's bearded look has a "reason" beside being an older dude. Kyrie, a major supporting character from DMC4 returns, and the game will focus back to demons, and just demons, none of that "heaven is a third party to all this" kind of stuff.
The story will be first and foremost the story of Nero, but Dante and V maintain important roles in the game. Itsuno even says he hopes the story will make the player get emotional and cry. That's right, it's taken six games for the franchise to ask if players may cry, like devils do.
“So much of the amazing style and substance in that game was only possible because they have such a knack for what's cool,” said Capcom producer Matt Walker.
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“This remake honors almost everything that made the original such a great sequel. But a few small changes alter it in a deeply fundamental way. “
We played the Resident Evil 2 remake at ESGS 2018 and the 10-15 minute demo expressed similarities to previous titles such as Resident Evil: Revelations series and Resident Evil 4.
The demo of DMC5 present at the Capcom booth during ESGS 2018 only featured Nero with his new hairstyle and his new robotic arm, complete with combat arenas full of baddies to combo and a solid boss fight.
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The new footage showcases incredibly destructible environments, massive boss fights, freezing time and Nero using his own robot arm as a rocket board because why not.
According to Capcom, the game will maintain parity with the console version’s visuals at launch, but free future updates will make improvements.
Capcom also revealed that Devil May Cry 5 will feature three playable characters. It’s anyone’s guess as to who those might be, but safe bets are on Dante and Vergil.
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