Devil May Cry 5 Is 75% Complete with More Info Coming This Summer
The latest issue of Famitsu confirmed a number of details about Devil May Cry 5, including that its development is roughly 75% complete.
Devil May Cry 5 is the next installment in the beloved franchise, and a recent Famitsu four-page spread has some interesting news to tell us about the upcoming game.
First off, we now know that the game is roughly 75% complete and that more details about the game will be released Summer 2018. This bodes well for the Spring 2019 release date of DMC5.
Additionally, the article says the game’s villain is supposedly stronger than all the foes our Devil Hunter pals have faced since the beginning of the series. We also learn that Red Grave City has been overtaken by a giant demon tree, whose roots have spread throughout the city and are causing pandemonium; apparently, the tree is pretty keen on human blood, even when the humans themselves aren’t so happy about being eaten. Nero is armed only with Red Queen, Blue Rose, and his new Devil Breaker arm to combat this threat…oh, and also the Devil May Cry company van because Nero works for Dante now. So, I guess Dante’s made some good investments if he can afford something other than pizza on his company’s dime, eh?
Plenty of other information in the spread confirms things we already know: that DMC5 is on the RE Engine that ran Resident Evil 7; that Director Hideaki Itsuno and Character Designer Tatsuya Yoshikawa will be returning to work on the game; and that Nero’s “Devil Bringer” arm has been taken and Nico replaced it with the mechanical “Devil Breaker” arm. Nero also appears to be searching for “something” or “someone”, but what or who remains yet to be confirmed.
Interestingly, Nico is also apparently the granddaughter of Nell Goldstein, a character in the Devil May Cry novel and maker of Ebony & Ivory; this novel is also where Dante appears using the pseudonym “Tony Redgrave”. Redgrave is also the name of Devil May Cry 5‘s principal setting, Red Grave City, so it seems like there’s a lot of nods to the novelization thus far. Time to break out the old conspiracy theory board again…as if I ever put it away.
Oh, and the development team is also adorably proud of Nero’s “one-of-a-kind” coat, so that’s pretty cute.
The game will come in spring 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
If you want to reserve your copy, the game is already available for pre-order on Amazon. You can check out some screenshots and details here, or if you’re interested, you can take a look at a recent editorial we ran about the trailer.
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