Devil May Cry Nintendo Switch version will be a digital-only eShop release worldwide (Japan, US, and Europe). This information about DMC Switch was shared by Capcom on the official Japanese site for the game.
“This product is only available as a download. There are no plans to release a physical edition”. With that out of the way, all that is left to know is the game file size and price of the game.
Capcom surprised everyone yesterday by announcing that Devil May Cry is heading to Nintendo Switch sometime in summer. Specific release date and pricing for Devil May Cry Nintendo Switch have not been announced yet.
It’s also not yet known if this port is of the original PS2 version of DMC or the recently released Devil May Cry HD Collection version, which includes the first three games of Devil May Cry series and available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.
This has made fans wondering that why Capcom is not releasing DMC HD Collection on Switch too. Maybe, Capcom is trying to check the demand for DMC series on the Switch by releasing the first game.
The studio has previously said that they will release Devil May Cry 5 on Switch if their recent release of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen does well. However, the main reason for DMC 5 not releasing on Switch is because the developers didn’t get access to Switch development kits in time.
Since this is the first time DMC will appear on Nintendo Switch, there’s speculation that we might finally see Dante as a guest character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Series head Hideaki Itsuno previously said in an interview that in order for Dante to appear in Super Smash Bros., he would have to appear on Switch platform in some form.
Devil May Cry has never been on a Nintendo platform. So it seems like the first thing to do would be to get Capcom to put Devil May Cry on a Nintendo platform in some way, shape or form–whatever game that might be.
For now, let’s relish the fact that we are going to play Devil May Cry soon on Nintendo’s hybrid console.