Hideki Kamiya Imagines Devil May Cry 5 with a Full Style Change Like God of War
Original Devil May Cry Director Hideki Kamiya provided an interesting point of view on a new direction that Capcom could take with Devil May Cry 5.
Today Hideki Kamiya, who was the original director of the first Devil May Cry, took to Twitter to express a rather interesting opinion about the much rumored next chapter of the series.
While Kamiya-san mentioned that he’s just throwing ideas out there (and later reiterated that it’s just a random idea, and that he never said that he would like it), he explained that the series could get a change in game design direction.
Considering “global trends and the amazing graphics in recent Capcom games,” Kamiya-san imagines a possible full-fledged change like the one we are seeing with the upcoming God of War by SIE Santa Monica Studio.
I’m just throwing some ideas out there, but I think it’s about time DMC got a game design revision. Looking at current global trends and the amazing graphics in recent Capcom games, the next DMC game could do with a full model change, like the new God of War.(1/2)
— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) January 12, 2018
He then continued by mentioning that instead of creating another a “anime-style hack ‘n’ slash” game, Capcom could design Devil May Cry 5 as a realistic and cinematic action game.
Instead of being an anime-style hack ‘n’ slash, maybe Capcom will turn DMC5 into a realistic, cinematic action game…?(2/2)
— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) January 12, 2018Advertisement
A few minutes later he also mentioned that he feels that the new God of War looks great. About a possible new Devil May Cry game he said “I just hope something new. Something exciting. Something novel. That’s all.”
Do keep in mind that Kamiya-san has not worked on the Devil May Cry series since the first game in 2001. We shouldn’t take this as any sort of informed insight on the alleged new game, but simply as an interesting idea from the “dad” of the franchise.
The series has since been directed by Hideaki Itsuno, who incidentally appears to be preparing to reveal a new game. Yet, he has not confirmed that he is working on Devil May Cry 5.
In the meanwhile, we’ll have to be content with the current-gen version of the Devil May Cry HD Collection.