Devil May Cry 5 gives Nero a robot arm and plenty of demons to fight

By Kirk McKeand
10 June 2018 22:20 GMT

Devil May Cry 5 is back, and this time, Nero is the star.

Now we’ve got the important info out of the way, let’s get on to the other stuff. Devil May Cry 5 isn’t developed by Ninja Theory this time, it’s back in Capcom’s hands.

Director Hideaki Itsuno took the stage at the Xbox E3 2018 briefing to state it’s the best action game his team has ever created. Expect tight controls married to lavish visuals.

Nero has a robot arm now and you can use it to pull yourself to a position or, presumably, pull enemies to you. No doubt your moveset will get more complex as the game progresses, you skills increasing in harmony with Neros’s smugness.

Here’s the trailer:

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In the game, several years have passed and the threat of demonic power is “long since forgotten.” Well, it’s returned in Devil May Cry 5, and ready to menace the world once again.


The demonic invasion begins with the seeds of a “demon tree” taking root in Red Grave City. This hellish incursion attracts the attention of the young demon hunter, Nero, an ally of Dante who now finds himself without his demonic arm, the source of much of his power.

As Nero heads to Red Grave City in his motorhome named Devil May Cry with his partner Nico, he ruminates on how everything started. The loss of his demonic arm, the demonic invasion, and Dante’s unknown whereabouts. Things must be settled once and for all.

Devil May Cry 5 will feature three playable characters, each with their own brand of stylish combat they’ll use to battle demons in a destructible environment.

Devil May Cry 5 will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in spring 2019.

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