One year later, Devil May Cry and Dragon’s Dogma director is still promising to reveal his new game

By Brenna Hillier
1 January 2018 21:58 GMT

Devil May Cry 5 as the first big reveal of 2018? We’d be into it.

Devil May Cry and Dragon’s Dogma director Hideaki Itsuno is back on his bullshit, as the kid’s say, just one day into the new year.

Writing on Twitter, Itsuno apologised for not managing to announce a new game in 2017, a goal which had us hoping for Devil May Cry 5 or Dragon’s Dogma 2.

“I am sorry that I can not present a new project last year. The development of the project is now under climax. I am making a great game so please expect it,” he tweeted.

This is the first substantial update since Itsuno apologised for not showing maybe-Devil-May-Cry-5-maybe-Dragon’s-Dogma-2 at E3 2017 and it sounds very promising indeed. Unfortunate word choice aside, “climax” suggests we’re getting close to a reveal.

We’ll be happy to see whatever Itsuno is working on over there at Capcom’s slow and silent factories (how’s Deep Down going, Cappo? PS5 launch title, is it?) but the Internet is pretty convinced we’re going to see Devil May Cry 5 pretty soon. There was that business with Devil May Cry 5 popping up on a voice actor’s resume way back in 2016, which is in no way too early if they’d been brought in for a shelved early announce trailer.

Rumours of Devil May Cry 5 circulate regularly, some with more legs than others but rarely weighty enough to lean into. You may want to glance over an alleged leak posted on ResetEra in late November, although be advised: it does contain spoiler material if it is genuine.

Capcom is re-releasing Devil May Cry HD Collection for PS4 and Xbox One in March, which certainly suggests it hasn’t lost interest in the series.

The last Devil May Cry game was the 2013 reboot or perhaps spin-off DmC: Devil May Cry, developed by UK team Ninja Theory. It reviewed well, but some vocal fans didn’t like it and have been calling for a continuation to the storyline left off in 2008’s Devil May Cry 4.

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