By all indications, Capcom is getting closer to a Devil May Cry 5 announcement.
Update: The Devil May Cry 5 domain has moved to Cpacom’s own servers, as spotted by @MysticDistance on Twitter.
What’s more, the site now has its own IPv4 and IPv6 addresses on an Amazon AWS server, which is something you’d do if you’re planning to make the site accessible by the rest of the internet. I.e., launch it.
Right now, the site returns a 404 page. There’s no doubt, however, that work is being done behind the scenes to get it ready. It would make sense for it to go live at E3, or possibly slightly before for a sort of teaser countdown.
Looking up the domain on Whois reveals that it was registered by GMO Internet, a Japanese company that’s previously worked with Capcom on domains for Monster Hunter World, and Resident Evil 7.
A domain name for Devil May Cry 5 may not be news in and of itself, as Capcom could simply be making sure it owns it before someone else does. However, Capcom usually updates a domain name shortly before a big reveal.
In this case, Devil May Cry 5’s domain was updated on June 1. What’s more, the update was made to the domain’s nameservers, which would indicate the site’s about to launch – likely alongside an announcement of some kind.
E3 is fast approaching, and given the domain’s recent activity, the trade show would make for a perfect stage to make an official announcement.
The same internet company also recently updated the Resident Evil 2 website. Capcom bought the domain all the way back in 1997 for use with the original Resident Evil 2, so it would make sense for it to return now with rumours of the Remake getting an E3 reveal.
Capcom has never officially announced a new Devil May Cry, and the company hasn’t really shared any news about the Resident Evil 2 remake since it was announced in 2015.
None of this domain activity guarantees a reveal of some kind, but it sure is a good sign.