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Devil May Cry 5 announced, coming spring 2019

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Capcom reveals Dante and Nero’s next adventure

A new entry in Devil May Cry series is coming to Xbox One, Capcom announced today at Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2018 press conference. The game is titled simply Devil May Cry 5 and it’s coming in spring 2019.

Devil May Cry 5 appears to be a direct sequel to Devil May Cry 4, and will see the return of franchise protagonists Nero and Dante. It appears that Nero, star of Devil May Cry 4, will be back as a primary playable character. In Devil May Cry 5, Nero will be joined by his partner Nico.

Game director Hideaki Itsuno will return to direct Devil May Cry 5, promising a return to form for the action franchise.

Here’s the official game description, from Capcom:

Several years have passed in Devil May Cry 5 and the threat of demonic power, long since forgotten, has returned 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.

The original Devil May Cry was released for PlayStation 2 in 2001. The most recent entry in the mainline series was 2008’s Devil May Cry 4, which was followed by developer Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry in 2013, an attempted reboot of the franchise that received mixed reactions from fans.