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Devil May Cry 5

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Release Date: March 8, 2019

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7. 'Devil May Cry 5' (PS4/XOne/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 27, 2019 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

Several years have passed in Devil May Cry 5, and although Dante is missing, the threat of demonic power has returned. A demon tree has taken root in Red Grave City. This attracts the attention of young demon hunter Nero, who lost his demonic arm, which was the source of his power.

Chris "Atom" DeAngelus: The Devil May Cry franchise has always been known for its absurd and over-the-top action, and the latest game is no exception. Newcomer V joins Nero and Dante in this sequel to the 2008 Devil May Cry 4. The action looks even more excessive, with mechanical arms, motorcycle swords, and summoned demons being only some of the available weapons. Of course, the title will feature the franchise's buttery-smooth and stylish gameplay.

Joe Doyle: Honestly, my only knowledge of this series comes from playing a little bit of the DMC: Devil May Cry, which was really fun. What strikes me the most from what I've seen is the variation in play styles of each playable character, so it reminds me of the action found in Final Fantasy 15. Likewise, I know how important this game series is to fans, and I'm glad they get something soon!

Adam Pavlacka: It's been more than a decade since Devil May Cry 4 was released, which is a long break for any franchise. Last year saw the release of a HD collection covering the first three games, so new players could get up to speed without having to track down a PlayStation 2. Oozing with style and a focus on fast action, Devil May Cry 5 promises to satisfy both longtime fans and hook new players with its combo-heavy gameplay.

David Silbert: There are few, if any, series that can match Devil May Cry's mix of high-octane action and cheesy humor. After all, there's something special about Dante lighting up a bunch of demons while a slice of pizza hangs from his mouth. While the series has seen plenty of changes over the years — introducing Nero as a playable character in DMC4 and rebooting the series with Ninja Theory's DmC, to name just two — Devil May Cry has survived the test of time thanks to its unrivaled gameplay and surprising charm. With any luck, Devil May Cry 5 will continue that trend when it releases in March.

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