You know, I had been hearing constant rumors that Devil May Cry 5 was going to be announced by CAPCOM, but nothing had come to the surface as of yet.  Well, while watching Xbox’s E3 Conference, we finally got to see a trailer for the muchly anticipated sequel to the legendary Hack n’ Slash action game created by Hideki Kamiya.  To be perfectly honest, I was not expecting this and was fully not aware of what it could be when the trailer first started, but as soon as I saw CAPCOM and the truck, it was on!

I am going to give you the official trailer, as well as keyart, screenshots, and my impressions.

 

 Announcement Trailer 


 

  IMPRESSIONS  — At first I was a little reluctant to be enthused about this trailer because I felt like it was going to be nothing more than DMC: Devil May Cry 2 rather than a proper sequel.  However, the more I began to look at things the more I saw that this was actually Nero; revving up the sword meant it was the Red Queen, plus I saw the double barrel magnum that was also one of his signature weapons.  Also, while I did not see the “Devil Bringer” arm, it was apparent that it got ripped off within the trailer and needed to be replaced with a prosthetic one.

As far as Nico goes, I thought she was pretty cool and I find her oddly attractive despite how offputting she is to one of my best friends.  I like her country accent, the fact that even in the midst of all this craziness she seems right at home, and even though it seems as though the world is going to hell she still demands money from someone who is actively out there fighting to make sure she will live through this ridiculousness.  I love it.

Dante at the end of the trailer seems like he is getting older, as his hair is turning more gray instead of the usual white, and it is getting longer reminiscent of his look in Devil May Cry 2.  The problem I have is that he was not given a proper entrance, this is  due to his small appearance and the angle they showed him in (makes him look like a homeless person).  I wish he would have had something more grand rather than just riding in on a motorcycle, Dante is known to be over-the-top and I wish that was displayed here.

The last thing I really want to touch up on is the music, I feel like it absolutely MADE this trailer.  “Devil Trigger” is the name of the song, and it is composed by Casey Edwards while being performed by Ali Edwards and Lloret.  I think they did damn good and I have not been this in love with a Devil May Cry song since “Devil’s Never Cry” (composed by Tetsuya Shibata, performed by Shawn McPherson and David Allen Barker), which has been the main theme associated with Dante since Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening.

 

 Press Release 


 

 Game Overview 
A brand new entry in the legendary over-the-top action series comes to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in Spring 2019, complete with its signature blend of high-octane stylized action and otherworldly and original characters the series is known for. Director Hideaki Itsuno and the core team have reunited to create the most over the top, technically advanced, utterly insane action experience of this generation.

Years have passed since the legions of hell have set foot in this world, but now a new demonic invasion has begun, and humanity’s last hope will rest in the hands of three lone demon hunters, each offering a radically different play style. United by fate and a thirst for vengeance, these demon hunters will have to face their demons in the hope to survive.

 Features 

  • Legendary action series returns – The 16 million unit selling series is back with original Director Hideaki Itsuno at the helm of development.
  • A battle of good and evil – A demonic invasion begins with the seeds of a “demon tree” taking root in Red Grave City. This hellish incursion attracts the attention of the young demon hunter, Nero, an ally of Dante who now finds himself without his demonic arm, the source of much of his power. The supernatural family drama also continues as Dante, the Son of Sparda, seeks revenge for his brother’s corruption and mother’s murder.
  • High octane stylized action – Featuring three playable characters each with a radically different stylish combat play style as they take on the city overrun with demons.
  • Groundbreaking graphics – Developed with Capcom’s in-house proprietary RE engine, the series continues to achieve new heights in fidelity with graphics that utilize photorealistic character designs and stunning lighting and environmental effects.
  • Take down the demonic invasion – Battle against epic bosses in adrenaline fueled fights across the over-run Red Grave City. • Demon hunter – Nero, one of the series main protagonists and a young demon hunter who has the blood of Sparda, heads to Red Grave City to face the hellish onslaught of demons, with weapons craftswoman and new partner-in-crime, Nico.
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 Key Art 


 

 Screenshots 


 

 Box Art