Fans of the Devil May Cry series have been aware of the existence of a new DMC game for quite some time. Why? The director of the second, third and fourth instalments of the game, Hideaki Itsuno, confirmed the news of a new project on Twitter. The highly anticipated upcoming game was expected to be announced during TGS or PGW 2017, but it failed to materialise. What’s happening with Devil May Cry 5?
While nothing is official just yet, a forum post on ResetEra seems to detail not only the release date window of the unannounced Devil May Cry 5, but info on the trailer, environment and more.
Here, we discuss everything we know so far about Devil May Cry 5 including the latest release date, platform and gameplay rumours.
Devil May Cry 5 release date rumours
According to the huge leak on the ResetEra forum, we should expect Devil May Cry 5 to be released at some time between April 2018 and March 2019, or FY19. That’s a fairly lengthy release date window, and we assume that the reason behind the lack of an official reveal thus far is that the game has been pushed back towards the far end of that release window.
The leaker claimed that the game was slated for a November 2018 launch, but that might have been pushed back until early 2019.
If the leaker is accurate, the game is said to be revealed at an upcoming Sony event. Considering Sony’s latest PlayStation themed show (PGW 2017) came and went without a DMC-themed announcement, we assume that the game won’t be revealed in any form until early 2018.
Devil May Cry 5 platforms and pre-orders
Despite the fact that the game is set to be announced during a Sony presentation, the ResetEra leaker is unsure as to whether the game will be a PlayStation exclusive.
The leaker is certain that Sony is “paying for some of the funding for the game” but it’s unclear at this time whether that makes DMC5 a platform exclusive or a timed exclusive. The best bet is that it’ll come to PS4 first and PC later, although apparently an Xbox release is “highly unlikely”.
Of course, pre-orders won’t be available until the game is official, but we’ll add the best pre-order deals as soon as they go live.
Devil May Cry 5 gameplay news
Despite the fact that we’ve not heard anything about Devil May Cry 5 thus far, the ResetEra leaker claims that the announcement trailer has been “ready for a while now” and that it lasts around 1 minute and 50 seconds.
The trailer is set to show off a “city-like setting” along with the cast and storyline of the upcoming game. Returning cast members include Reuben Langdon as Dante, Dan Southworth as Vergil and Johnny Bosch as Nero, with the story picking up right where things were left off at the end of DMC4.
The leak confirms that Dante and Nero will be playable, and suggests that Vergil will likely be the third playable character in the trio. Trish is also said to return with a “prominent role” and it’s likely that Mundus will also appear due to the mention of the “Prince of Darkness” in the leaked documents.
The leaker even gave us a glimpse at how the gameplay has changed compared to DMC4. Per the leaker, the level design will be “more open” but not quite open-world.
“Level design and exploration is more similar to Bayonetta with action set pieces thrown in there but without the QTEs” and will be backed up by a “new, more dynamic” camera system that the dev team is apparently quite proud of. Other info includes the removal of the stamina bar, the introduction of multiplayer elements but not PvP, and significantly ramped-up boss fights.
Essentially, expect the most complex and rewarding DMC game in the series to date. For more information on what to expect from the upcoming Devil May Cry 5, take a look at the full leak here.