In “DMC 5,” several years have passed since the legions of Hell invaded our world, but now a new demonic threat is rising. A “demon tree” takes root in Red Grave City and attracts the attention of Nero, an ally to “DMC” protagonist Dante. Missing his demonic arm, which is the source of his power, Nero and his partner Nico will tackle the hellish threat while searching for Dante.
There will be three playable characters in the game, each one offering a radically different play style. Capcom is apparently using full costumed models for all of its characters, so it can render them as realistically as possible.
Following Microsoft's big reveal of Devil May Cry 5, Capcom has shed some light on what to expect from the fresh new entry that ignores the events of DmC, and shocker -- it's not an Xbox exclusive!
Yes, the spring 2019-bound action romp is due for a PC, PS4, and Xbox One release, and will once again focus on the dynamic duo of Nero and Dante from Devil May Cry 4. It's a direct continuation of the story in fact, after "years have passed" following the events of 4. As you might have gleaned from the trailer one of Nero's arms has been cut off and replaced with a robotic version, and he's taking up Dante's line of work with his own demon hunting business.
Nico, a "brand new character" will help him craft new arms and unlock additional powers, some of which you can see in the screens below. The backdrop is a demonic invasion in Red Grave City, and Nero will again sport the Red Queen sword and Blue Rose revolver on top of his metal arm, and Capcom is calling it an extension of the Sons of Sparda saga.
Oh and the best news? Devil May Cry 5 will have three playable characters -- Nero, most likely Dante (just like 4), and one other cast member (Vergil?). "More details are coming" at Gamescom, but for now we have confirmation that the game will be 60FPS with the RE Engine.
They're trying hard to hide the third character, it might be a new one for better or worse, else it'll be Vergil. Hard to say right now, for them it might be better to bring in a somewhat familiar face than someone unknown... but we'll see.