Capcom has big plans for Devil May Cry 5. There's been rumors going around that the developer may switch things up compared to previous games in the series, and now it definitely looks like that will be the case.
First up, we heard that the new Devil May Cry may take inspiration from Bayonetta, the cinematically-styled hack ‘n' slash video game from SEGA. However, it looks like Capcom is thinking even bigger.
In a tweet by Hideki Kamiya, who directed the first Devil May Cry and is now working on Bayonetta 3, he's given the Devil May Cry 5 team some great advice.
He suggests that the series should take inspiration from the God of War games, which are known for the epic and cinematic set-pieces.
In the tweet he writes:
I'm just throwing some ideas out there, but I think it's about time DMC got a game design revision. Looking at current global trends and the amazing graphics in recent Capcom games, the next DMC game could do with a full model change, like the new God of War.
He continues with another tweet shortly after:
Instead of being an anime-style hack ‘n' slash, maybe Capcom will turn DMC5 into a realistic, cinematic action game?
It's unclear whether Kamiya is just giving some friendly advice as the person who created the series, or whether he has some inside knowledge and is giving some hints as to the actual direction of Devil May Cry 5.
The concept of making Devil May Cry 5 more like God of War also tie-ins with some of the first rumoured gameplay details. DMC5 is said to have dynamic camera angles, epic boss ballets and a more open-world level design.
Right now, there's no release date for Devil May Cry 5, but fans are looking forward to the upcoming Devil May Cry HD Collection, which includes Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2 and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition, and launches on March 13, 2018.