Among the new title reveals at Thursday night’s The Game Awards was Devil May Cry 5. Capcom revealed the game with an over four-minute trailer which starts with nearly a minute of cinematics before showing off a slew of actual gameplay footage interspersed with in-game cutscenes:
Joining franchise main hero “Dante” and his nephew “Nero” as main playable characters is “V”. The slim and lightly armed V can’t inflict very much damage on his own, but he can summon three demon familiars, including “Shadow” the panther, “Griffon” the eagle, and the massive golem “Nightmare”. Also making an appearance is “Trish”, Lady, and new character “Nico”, the granddaughter of legendary gunsmith “Neil Goldstein” who describes herself as the “artisan of arms” and works for Nero.
The ending of the trailer teases “The Bloody Palace” game mode, coming as free DLC in April. While we’re all for free DLC, let’s hope Capcom can deliver on time, unlike the Resident Evil 7: Biohazard “Not a Hero” DLC which didn’t arrive until last Christmas, despite a promised Spring 2017 release.
Speaking of, under the hood of Devil May Cry 5 is the RE Engine, which was created last year for Resident Evil 7, obviously adapted for third-person.
At The Game Awards, there was almost as much attention paid to the game’s original soundtrack as to the game itself. Following the game’s announcement and main trailer was a live musical performance of “Devil Trigger”, a song from the Devil May Cry 5 original soundtrack by Casey & Ali Edwards. Here’s a quick backstage interview released to the game’s official YouTube channel:
Capcom later released the music video for a second song, “Crimson Cloud” by Jeff Rona & Rachel Fannan, which serves as new character V’s in-game battle music:
While Devil May Cry 5 won’t be released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One until Friday, March 8th, it’s now available for preorder for just $59.99, or a deluxe edition which comes with additional extras (listed below) for $69.99:
What’s more, anybody who preorders the game will receive five DLC costume changes and 100,000 red orbs:
Xbox One players can now play a free demo of the game until Sunday, January 6th. Additionally, players who later purchase Devil May Cry 5 can use the demo save data in the full version to get an additional 30,000 red orbs.
The Game Awards celebrated its fifth annual event last night (Thursday, December 6th) at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, CA.
The action-adventure, hack-and-slash game franchise Devil May Cry is very loosely based on Dante’s Inferno, part of The Divine Comedy by thirteenth century Italian poet Dante Alighieri.
Several years after the Order of the Sword incident… An unusual phenomenon suddenly appears in Red Grave City. A gigantic tree pierces through the surface in the middle of town, attacking with roots that drain the poor citizens of their blood. Young Devil Hunter Nero races into Red Grave aboard the mobile Devil May Cry vehicle with his partner Nico, a self-styled “artisan of arms” who provides Nero with his new weapons. Nero seeks to recover many things in Red Grave: Lost pride… stolen power… and a man left behind. Brandishing his beloved Red Queen sword and custom Blue Rose revolver, Nero plunges into Red Grave, routing the demon hordes as he makes for the menacing phenomenon in the city center. All the while, a new power crackles through his right arm… The all-new anti-demon arm known as the Devil Breaker.
Deluxe Edition Features:
- Four alternate weapons for Nero (Mega Buster, Pasta Breaker, Sweet Surrender, Gerbera GP-01)
- Variant weapon for Dante (Cavalier R)
- Alternate Style Rank Announcers
- Alternate Title Screen Announcers
- Behind-the-Scenes Pre-Viz Live Action Cutscenes
- DMC1 Battle Track Trio
- DMC2 Battle Track Trio
- DMC3 Battle Track Trio
- DMC4 Battle Track Trio
- Variant Physical Packaging
PC System Requirements:
|Processor||Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4GHz||Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4GHz|
|Memory||8 GB||8 GB|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce GTX 760||Nvidia GeForce GTX 960|
|Storage||35 GB||35 GB|