Devil May Cry 5, the continuation of the famous saga is currently in development and is believed to be the stepping stone into a whole different aspect of the franchise. During a recent interview with Dengeki Online, director Itsuno and producers Matt Walker and Michiteru Okabe revealed more information about the upcoming title and revealed that they want players to get emotional and cry during their playthrough. How will they do that?
While the interview over at Dengeki Online is entirely in Japanese, ResetEra member Sesha was kind enough to translate it and pinpoint the main key factors of what Itsuno, Walker, and Okabe revealed.
According to Itsuno, Devil May Cry 5 started development one year before Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition’s release, for a total of 4 years of development so far. The game is still a classic Devil May Cry action game, bringing back the good old mission structure from earlier games.
Regarding its story, the developers reveal that Devil May Cry 5 is most of all Nero’s story. The other two playable characters will play a huge role in it too, making it an “emotional tale”, as Itsuno described it. He wants the player to get emotional and crying during the game, which is something that we wouldn’t easily expect from a Devil May Cry title.
There are a few trailer bits that are extremely important to the story as well. For instance, the third playable character besides Nero and Dante, V, yields no weapons and there’s a reason for it. Additionally, in the scene where Dante has a beard, it’s not only because he is older but has another reason behind that as well. Last but not least, Nero shouts “Kyrie” during the trailer. Itsuno didn’t reveal what was the reason behind that but he pointed out that for that to be happening, something serious must have happened.
The last subject to be discussed during the interview in Nico, Nero’s sidekick. According to Itsuno, she was the creator of his prosthetic arm and is believed to be a “mad scientist” that players will love. He knows that fans are skeptic about this character, for now, however, he believes that in the end, everyone will love her.
Devil May Cry 5 is currently in development and will release sometime in 2019.