For ten long years, gamers have suffered a severe drought of incredibly shredded dudes with anime-style hair, a perpetual sneer, and a penchant for murdering demons with explosive, combo-based combat. Today, that drought comes to an end with the promise of Devil May Cry 5, the first true Devil May Cry sequel in a decade.
Capcom announced Devil May Cry 5 during the Xbox E3 press conference on Sunday, and it will arrive in spring of 2019. The game also features the return of acclaimed director Hideaki Itsuno, and featured familiar faces like Nero, who used some of the series’ iconic weapons to carve through hordes of demons. Best of all, the trailer ended with a shot of O.G. protagonist Dante riding on a motorcycle, which is really all you need to make a good Devil May Cry trailer, if I’m being totally honest.
The original Devil May Cry was released by Capcom in 2001 for PlayStation 2, and developer Ninja Theory–who Microsoft announced at their press conference has been acquired as a first-party studio–attempted to reboot the series in 2013 with DmC: Devil May Cry, but it didn’t achieve the critical acclaim of earlier entries. Devil May Cry 5, however, is going to be the latest canonical entry in the series’ main timeline, following the adventures of Nero and Dante once more.
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