Devil May Cry's Dante Probably Won't Be Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (not?) featuring Dante from the Devil May Cry series.
Who else will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as DLC? So far, we know the game’s first additional characters are Piranha Plant and Persona 5’s Joker; that being said, many are still speculating who could come to the game next. One popular choice many like to speculate about is Devil May Cry’s Dante. Unfortunately, the prospects of this potential crossover seem pretty grim following recent comments to VG247 by Devil May Cry 5 Director Hideaki Itsuno.
When the outlet first pitched the question to Hideaki, he immediately responded with “I’m pretty sure that they… all the characters in Smash at least have some game on a Nintendo platform, right?” When VG247 brought up Cloud Strife, as Final Fantasy VII hadn’t ever been on a Nintendo console at the time of his initial inclusion, Hideaki Itsuno brought up the fact that the Final Fantasy series as a whole has a storied history with Nintendo. This isn’t the case for Devil May Cry.
“Well, that’s the thing. Devil May Cry has never been on a Nintendo platform,” he commented. Hideaki Itsuno says that if people want to see Dante in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the first step would be to ask Capcom to bring the Devil May Cry series to Switch. “So it seems like the first thing to do would be to get Capcom to put Devil May Cry on a Nintendo platform in some way, shape, or form – whatever game that might be.”
He then apparently pointed towards a Capcom UK PR representative that was in the room. So, there you have it. If you want the “featuring Dante from the Devil May Cry series” tag to apply to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, let Capcom know you’d like to see some Devil May Cry games on Nintendo platforms. The lineup for the first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass has already been decided upon by Nintendo though, so asking them would probably mean that your request would fall on deaf ears.
It’s also worth pointing out that Joker, who was confirmed to be coming as DLC at The Game Awards, doesn’t have much of a connection to Nintendo platforms outside of Persona Q2. While it has become clear that nothing is impossible when it comes to a Smash Bros. game’s roster, Dante does now seem fairly unlikely for the time being considering the developers of the series don’t think he makes sense to include. At least we have DmC: Devil May Cry’s Dante in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale...
While the two lauded series probably won’t be crossing over anytime soon barring a miracle, you can still pick up Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch and Devil May Cry 5 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on Amazon.