Capcom today revealed that they have no intention of erasing DmC: Devil May Cry from the franchise’s history.
At E3 2018, Capcom finally announced Devil May Cry 5, the long-awaited sequel to Devil May Cry 4. Game director Hideaki Itsuno took to the stage to declare that Devil May Cry was back, which felt like a slap in the face to developer Ninja Theory. In 2013, between the release of Devil May Cry 4 and Devil May Cry 5, the British studio released DmC: Devil May Cry, a prequel that featured a redesigned Dante and Vergil. Despite the controversial redesign, DmC was quite good, and many were left wondering what would happen to the game with Devil May Cry 5 coming out.
Turns out, Capcom has no interest of erasing DmC from their history. The reveal of Devil May Cry 5 was not a slight against Ninja Theory or their entry to the franchise.
“This is definitely a game for the fans – we’ve heard fans asking for a sequel to the storyline of DMC4 for over ten years,” producer Matt Walker told VG247. “But this isn’t a slight at Ninja Theory or DmC at all. We all love DmC.”
Walker confirmed that Itsuno and the core DMC team worked hand-in-hand with Ninja Theory during the development of the game. By the time of release, both studios had learned quite a lot from each other. In fact, many of the lessons the core DMC team learned during DmC’s development are being combined with elements from the previous games to improve Devil May Cry 5. While the sequel will expand heavily on the combat philosophies of the original series, it will also incorporate the best elements from DmC.
Devil May Cry 5 is out early 2019 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.