DEVIL MAY CRY 5
FORMAT PS4 / ETA 8 MAR PUB CAPCOM / DEV CAPCOM Sons of guns meet for a clashing of demon heads… and arms!
Dante is definitely back. Our hands-on session confirms it. Perhaps he’s looking a little bedraggled, with a scraggly beard and a coat that’s seen better days, but at least he’s back to his old self rather than being the dark-haired reimagining from the tautologically titled last game. It’s been a decade since a mainline entry in the Devil May Cry series, and it feels good to see the whitehaired pretty, quippy boy return on PlayStation 4.
While Capcom is keeping Dante mostly under wraps until closer to release next year, we notice he’s picked up a few new toys during his travels. His chosen mode of transport, a motorbike, is pulling double duty as his primary weapon, and we’re not just talking about revving the engine and leaving demons in the dust. No, Dante’s new set of wheels separates into a pair of spinning chainsaw blades, the gunslinger apparently leaning towards becoming more of a heavy hitter judging by the trailer out of this year’s Gamescom.
But that doesn’t mean the days of chopping and changing between guns and blades are behind us – picking up that mantle of versatility is the grandson of Sparda, Nero, who has a new trick literally shoved up his own sleeve. Nero’s demon arm is gone (though certainly not forgotten), the missing appendage replaced by a magnificent mechanical limb made and maintained by new girl Nico. Her creation is called the Devil Breaker, and it comes in a
“THERE’S MORE TO YOUR NEW HELPING HAND THAN MEETS THE EYE.”