Devil May Cry 5 is the fifth installment of the mainline Devil May Cry series developed and published by Capcom. Devil May Cry will be hacking ‘n’ slashing its way to PlayStation 4, xbox one, and PC. Devil May Cry 5 is scheduled to be released on 8 March 2019.
Fans of the series waited nearly a decade for Devil May Cry 4 so I am sure they are happy not to have to wait as long this time around. In Devil May Cry 5 will see the return of Dante, Nero as well as newcomer called V as they seek out demons to slay in the most bad ass manner possible.
What to expect in Devil May Cry 5?
The story is set several years after Devil May Cry 4. From what I have seen so far the graphics look pretty awesome. The stunning visuals are built upon the same technology that brought us Resident Evil 7: biohazard. It looks like they are getting the most out of the 4k beefy consoles we have access to these days. “We’ve generated photorealistic expressions utilizing the latest technology through Capcom’s development engine, RE ENGINE,” Devil May Cry 5 senior producer Michiteru Okabe said on the Capcom Japan website.
What is new?
You will find your self playing of Nero. Only this is time around Nero is more developed Nero. His lost arm has now been replaced by an interchangeable, demonic, robot arm. Nero now uses Devil Breakers vs the Devil Bringer which was used in DMC 4 as it was ripped off Nero by an unknown figure. The Devil Breakers can carry up to four cartridges by default and up to 8 with additional types offered through DLC.
The base Devil Breaker contains the Wire Snatch ability, which works just like the Snatch moves from the Devil Bringer, it pulls small enemies onto Nero but pushes Nero onto larger enemies. Also, all cartridges will contain one “break away” ability that instantly breaks his arm which can used to evade certain enemy attacks. You be able to find several different types of the Devil Breaker scatter across each mission or by via a red telephone booth with prompts Nico to show up in her van and sell Nero items
What about the combat?
As for regular combat you’re given the choice between auto-assist or classic mode. The classic mode offers a bit more fluidity and freedom, and auto-assist, as expected, it quite is handy. The combos are simple but effective. They still look flashy and attractive, but there is nothing more satisfying than stringing together your own combinations. As you progress you will find yourself dashing through the air to keep on top of demons all while pummeling them into the ground.
This is also where the new Devil Breakers come into play. As you gain access series staples of guns and a sword, you will find yourself using the ability to grapple and pull an enemy towards you or yourself towards an enemy. This will lead you to chaining some fierce combos together in order to slay the mightiest of foes.
From what I have seen, this will be a great return to the Devil May Cry franchise. Most that have played the demo have said it looks, sounds and plays great. What more could you ask for? You can look out for Devil May Cry 5 on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 8th, 2019.