Devil May Cry 5 reveal trailer sees the return of Dante, Nero… and Vergil?

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Ten years after the launch of Devil May Cry 4, Capcom have finally announced that Devil May Cry 5 with a SSStylish new reveal trailer:

It would seem that the world has changed drastically during Dante’s 10-year absence, with the new trailer revealing that the world is being overwhelming once more by a new demonic menace and armed human forces failing to repel them. A ‘demon tree’ is flourishing in the new setting of┬áRed Grave City, and revered revered demon hunter Nero — son of Vergil — and his partner series newcomer Nico are amongst the only few equipped to take on the invading hordes.

Nero appears suitably older, whilst still sporting his trademark blue garb and familiar white locks, but wielding a new mechanical arm in place of his former demonic appendage.

Dante does make a brief appearance during the final few seconds of the trailer, appearing older and grizzlier than before, but still raring to go as he races into shot on what appears to be a motorbike that bears similar a red motif to his shape-shifting Pandora’s Box weapon which first appeared in Devil May Cry 4.

While Vergil is not explicitly mentioned or revealed in the reveal trailer, a cloaked figure can be seen periodically throughout the trailer brandishing a sword with the power to cleanly lop Nero’s demonic arm from his body. Another interesting hint comes from Capcom’s press release itself, stating that Devil May Cry 5 will serve as ‘the conclusion to the long awaited Sons of Sparda saga; while this may only be referencing Dante and Nero, it seems more likely that given Capcom’s recognised interest in Vergil over the past few years, we could perhaps see the return of the all three demon slayers.

Devil May Cry 4 director┬áDirector Hideaki and ‘the core team’ are tasked with developing the sequel, with both Johnny Yong Bosch and Reuben Langdon returning to reprise their roles as Nero and Dante, respectively.

The sequel is being developed using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine to bring the world of Devil May Cry 5 to life in overwhelming detail. The RE Engine is perhaps most well-known for being the engine that powered last year’s Resident Evil 7.

Devil May Cry 5 is due for release on Xbox One, PS4, and Windows PC in Spring 2019. It is not yet clear if the PC release will becoming to Steam, the Windows Store, or both.

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