DEVIL MAY CRY 5
What pressure? The DMC devs sound confident
It’s been over two months since one of gaming’s worstkept secrets was properly announced at E3, and Devil May Cry 5’s devs are still buzzing from the positive reception. Speaking with Japanese magazine Dengeki, executive producer Maki Okabe said he now “feels the anticipation of many fans” as they continue to work on the hot new project.
Development on the game was in progress at the same time as Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition, and the team has been working on it for about four years. Dante will return, but the story mainly focuses on Nero, revealed Okabe-san.
The director, Hideaki Itsuno, has had a blistering career at Capcom, working on every game in the series since Devil May Cry 2 (which he joined at the end of development), even acting as a supervisor on Ninja Theory’s DmC. “For DMC5 I was told to do whatever I wanted”, he laughed. One of the items on his bucket list? The more realistic graphics shown in DMC5’s trailer. But there’s more to it than that.
DMC5 follows on directly from Devil May Cry 4 – Itsuno even citing the novelisations as the reason behind Nero’s ‘Devil May Cry’ neon sign on his van. The mission structure will be similar to what we’re used to, though Itsuno teased some diversions. Similarly the action will be familiar, but different, with new functions for favourites like Nero’s Blue Rose handgun, and the team still striking the balance between realistic motion and movement, and over-the-top action.
In the end, we’ll hopefully all be satisfied, and set free.
DANTE WILL RETURN, BUT THE STORY MAINLY FOCUSES ON NERO.
Even the devs have been dreaming of making this sequel – so expect some wish fulfilment!