Devil May Cry 5’s release on Nintendo Switch platform is now linked to the sales of Dragon’s Dogma, according to Capcom. Director Hideaki Itsuno and producer Matt Walker discussed the Switch version of the game in a recent interview with German gaming magazine M! Games.
Itsuno says that the latest entry in the Devil May Cry series will be considered for Nintendo’s hybrid console if their upcoming release on the platform “Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen” sells well. You can check out the translation of what he said below.
If Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen sells well on Switch, then we might consider porting DMC 5.
As for why the game is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC but not Switch, it’s because of Capcom not having access to Switch development kits when it all started.
We started the development of DMC 5, while we didn’t have the dev-kits [for] the Switch. Because of that we concentrated on the PS4, Xbox One and PC version.
If you are a fan and really want DMC 5 on Switch, you better grab Dragon’s Dogma today.
Last month, Itsuno and producer Matt Walker both said that they would love to play upcoming DMC on Nintendo Switch. This also resulted in a strong possibility that the game will eventually arrive on Switch.
If it ever happens, it will be a significant downgrade keeping the stunning visuals and combat of the game in mind which Switch won’t be able to handle. Though, It’s possible if Capcom releases it as a streamable game like the cloud version of Resident Evil 7. The team is known for doing things based on player feedback. Resident Evil 2 Remake is the result of fan feedback and demand.
As for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, it’s scheduled to release on April 23. The game comes with improved UI experience and more.
Don’t take it as confirmation because it could be nothing but a joke by Itsuno in order to make players buy his another game.
Dante is all ready to be unleashed today as the game releases today worldwide depending on the region you live in. Devil May Cry 5 is now available for pre-download on all platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Unfortunately, the game has been already cracked as game’s non Denuvo DRM exe file has been leaked. PC players of the game are now requesting the developers to remove Denuvo from the game which is likely not to happen anytime soon just like the Switch version of the game.