Even after Capcom registered the “Devil May Cry 5” domain name, many were surprised at the Devil May Cry 5 announcement during Microsofts E3 conference. Devil May Cry 5 will be a direct sequel to DMC 4 and will see Dante and Nero as the stars of the game. It appears that Nero will be playable for the bulk of the game, but as more details are revealed, we shall see. Nero will be joined by his partner in crime, Nico.
Fans of the previous Devil May Cry games can rejoice as Game director Hideaki Itsuno will return to direct Devil May Cry 5. He has also stated that the franchise will return to the form of the action game franchise.
Here is Capcom’s official description of the game:
“Several years have passed in Devil May Cry 5 and the threat of demonic power, long since forgotten, has returned to menace the world once again. The demonic invasion begins with the seeds of a “demon tree” taking root in Red Grave City. This hellish incursion attracts the attention of the young demon hunter, Nero, an ally of Dante who now finds himself without his demonic arm, the source of much of his power. As Nero heads to Red Grave City in his motorhome named “Devil May Cry” with his partner Nico, he ruminates on how everything started. The loss of his demonic arm, the demonic invasion, and Dante’s unknown whereabouts. Things must be settled once and for all.”