Demons are back to threaten the balance of the world, and the devil-hunting business Devil May Cry is on the case. At Gamescom 2018, Capcom revealed new gameplay footage of its latest entry in the long-running series of over-the-top demon-slaying action. As its trailer also reveals, Devil May Cry 5 will launch worldwide on March 2019.
Devil May Cry 5 begins with you playing as Nero, the young and brash protagonist you may remember from the fourth game. As a demon hunter, he arrives in the city of Red Grave as its on the cusp of a wide scale invasion. Without his Devil Bringer arm, Nero enlists help from his partner Nico to design powerful mechanical prosthetics called Devil Breakers, which give him various abilities.
Capcom explained that, among these prosthetics, Nero starts out with the Overture Devil Breaker. This arm hides an electric generator that can shock enemies within a small radius. Meanwhile, the Gerbera Devil Breaker is able to shoot out powerful shockwaves, deflect enemy projectiles, or propel Nero through the air.
Though he’s lost his right arm, Nero’s signature Red Queen sword and Blue Rose revolver both return with familiar movesets and abilities. Nero can still rev up Red Queen to add fire to his attacks, and Blue Rose can still be charged to deliver powerful single shots.
Another interesting aspect about this game is the way in which you will be upgrading Nero’s Devil Breakers. The Devil May Cry motorhome which Nero and Nico use also doubles as a weapons development workshop. As shown in the trailer, Nero can use a working phone line to call Nico and the workshop over. This workshop will be the go-to place for building new Devil Breakers and skills.
Last but not least, the trailer also gave us a better look at Dante, the main protagonist of the DMC series. It turns out that the motorbike he rides is also a pair of Devil Arms, which he can transform to wield at any time. Though not much was shown of him, definitely look out for more details at Tokyo Games Show 2018, which is happening on 20th September. Perhaps, we’ll even catch a glimpse of DMC5’s mysterious third playable character there.
Here’s the trailer and gameplay demo for Devil May Cry 5 shown at Gamescom 2018:
Devil May Cry 5 is set to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 2019.