During the Xbox E3 press conference, Capcom announced the return of their popular Devil May Cry series with a fifth instalment.
The main protagonist of the series is Dante, a demon hunter and son of the Legendary Dark Knight and demon Sparda and human Eva. Throughout the Devil May Cry series, the eternal battle between the forces of good and evil plays out through the lens of this supernatural family drama, as the Son of Sparda Dante, seeks vengeance for his brother’s corruption and his mother’s murder.
Now, 10 years since Devil May Cry 4 was released, Director Hideaki Itsuno and the core team have reunited to conclude the long awaited Sons of Sparda saga.
Watch the Devil May Cry 5 – E3 2018 announcement trailer below:
Devil May Cry 5 is set several years after the events of the previous game 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.
The game features three playable characters, each of which offer a radically different combat play-style as they take on the city overrun with demons. Players can also expect epic boss-fights and destructible environments. The game is powered by Capcom’s proprietary in-house RE Engine which sounds like it’s jam-packed with all the latest graphics tech.
Devil May Cry 5 will be coming to Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC in Spring 2019.
View some screenshots from Devil May Cry 5 in our gallery: