E3 2018: Devil May Cry 5 Announced at Xbox E3 Press Conference

#NotMyDante2 begins with the announcement of Devil May Cry 5 at the Xbox E3 Press Conference tonight.

Devil May Cry 5 looks to feature Nero, the protagonist from Devil May Cry 4, returning with a sassy African-American female sidekick to take down a bunch of hellspawn and a new robotic version of his Devil Arms to replace the real one he loses in the course of the story. Xbox released the trailer for Devil May Cry 5 that you can see below.

Nero is sporting a new look in the trailer; while looking more like Vergil from the same series, people have compared the new look to New Japan Pro Wrestling superstar Cody Rhodes… To which Cody himself approves.

Devil May Cry 5

10 years since the last iteration, Devil May Cry 4, Director Hideaki Itsuno and the core team have reunited to conclude the long awaited Sons of Sparda saga. The story sent to The Outerhaven in the form of a Press Release leads:

Several years have passed in Devil May Cry 5 and the threat of demonic power, long since forgotten, has returned to menace the world once again. The demonic invasion begins with the seeds of a “demon tree” taking root in Red Grave City. This hellish incursion attracts the attention of the young demon hunter, Nero, an ally of Dante who now finds himself without his demonic arm, the source of much of his power. As Nero heads to Red Grave City in his motorhome named “Devil May Cry” with his partner Nico, he ruminates on how everything started. The loss of his demonic arm, the demonic invasion, and Dante’s unknown whereabouts. Things must be settled once and for all.

As seen in the trailer above, Dante does appear to be in the game in some form like he did in Devil May Cry 4, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens story wise with him.

On the technical side, CAPCOM mentions the following:

Capcom’s proprietary in-house RE Engine ensures that with Devil May Cry 5, the series continues to achieve new heights in fidelity, featuring ground-breaking graphics that utilise photorealistic character designs and stunning lighting and environmental effects. The game features three playable characters, each of which offer a radically different stylish combat play style as they take on the city overrun with demons. Adrenaline-fuelled boss fights play out against destructible environments in the striking streets of Red Grave City.

Devil May Cry 5 will be releasing on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC in Spring 2019. For more news, opinions and other coverage from E3 2018, keep your eyes on The Outerhaven E3 Hub on our website as we bring you more on Devil May Cry 5 and other games as they get announced.

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