Devil May Cry 5: Everything we know about the long-awaited return

After years of rumours and speculation, Devil May Cry 5 is finally a reality. Announced with a fantastic trailer at Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference, Dante, Nero and friends are returning to fight demons and look rad as hell doing so. It feels so good to have Capcom’s golden child back and ready to kick some ass.

Trusted Reviews has compiled everything you need to know about Devil May Cry 5 including all the latest news, trailers, gameplay and more.

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What is Devil May Cry 5?

Judging by the look of Nero and Dante, the latter of which is looking very old at the moment, this is a direct continuation to 2008’s Devil May Cry 4. It’s a true sequel to the action blockbuster, something fans have been craving for over ten years. Great, now we feel old.

A short-haired Nero stars as the protagonist, wielding a badass sword and mechanical arm as his main source of causing mayhem. He can even use the latter as a way of propelling himself across the environment.

Taking place in Red Grave City, Nero is accompanied by his cheeky sidekick Nico who is capable of crafting new weapons and upgrades while kicking demon butt. This feels like classic Devil May Cry to the letter, and we can’t wait to play it.

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Dante is back, too, so don’t worry. The seasoned demon hunter shows up at the debut trailer’s conclusion aboard a sick motorcycle with a snarky grin on his face.

Devil May Cry 5 release date

Capcom confirmed during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference that Devil May Cry 5 will be launching for PS4, Xbox One and PC in Spring 2019.

Devil May Cry 5 trailer

Devil May Cry 5 Story – Does the plot focus on Nero’s Devil Bringer?

We’ve done a bunch of analysis into the Devil May Cry 5 trailer, and while this is all glorified fan theory, it seems that the story centres around Nero’s Devil Bringer, his demonically-infused right arm.

If you look at the cover art of Devil May Cry 4, and remember back to that game itself, Nero’s right arm was the physical manifestation of his demonic powers. Called the Devil Bringer, it allowed Nero to possess supernatural strength, but also was the central plot device where Nero showed great discomfort with his abilities, before eventually coming to accept it.

At the start of the Devil May Cry 5 trailer, Nero doesn’t have the Devil Bringer, but instead has a robotic arm, which is shown off to great effect as he slays a bunch of demons.

His new ally, the bespectacled woman in the brown dress, talks to a soldier about it, saying, “He’s a real pro at smacking demons around. That’s why I built him that well-functioning arm, to kick demon ass!”

So we learn that she in fact built his robotic arm, meaning there was a time when he loses Devil Bringer and she is forced to replace it with this new tool which becomes the central gameplay mechanic in combat. We actually also see this in the trailer, where she pulls the arm away from Nero as he reaches for it, at minute 2:04 in the trailer.

Later in the trailer, we see Nero with the Devil Bringer, and a hooded person grabbing his arm and throwing him against a wall.

We don’t see the fight that ensues, but somehow this shady character rips the Devil Bringer clean off Nero’s arm, and is then seen holding it by their side.

So, at least in some part, the story of Devil May Cry 5 must focus around who this shady character is, and what they want with the Devil Bringer. Getting it back will surely be a big part of the game, and whether or not this will be able to be re-attached to Nero will be the big question.

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