The director behind Devil May Cry 2-4 has revealed that he will unveil a brand new project at some point in 2017, sparking hope that we’ll see a fresh installment in Capcom’s stylish action-adventure franchise.
Devil May Cry 5 on the cards, hints series director
Writing on Twitter, Hideaki Itsuno, who took over from Devil May Cry director Hideki Kamiya for the much-slated sequel back in 2003, said that he’s gearing up for an announcement this year, but wouldn’t elaborate any further. Dragon’s Dogma 2 is another possibility outside of a new Devil May Cry.
“Happy New Year! I exert myself in order to announce a new game this year. Thank you,” he wrote.
Rumors of Devil May Cry 5 have been doing the rounds for a while now, although an official announcement continues to remain elusive. The most recent entry in the series, DmC: Devil May Cry, was developed by Ninja Theory for PS3 and Xbox 360 and hit stores in early 2013 and rebooted the franchise with a new-look Dante. Despite critical acclaim however, DmC failed to meet sales expectations, putting plans for a sequel on ice for the time being.
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Devil May Cry debuted on the PlayStation 2 back in 2001, and evolved from one of the many early designs for Capcom’s Resident Evil 4. Unfortunately, the sequel failed to build on the success of its predecessor, and remains one of the most disappointing follow-ups in gaming history. Fortunately, the series redeemed itself with Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening in 2005, and continued to deliver its unique blend of stylish action and storytelling with 2008’s Devil May Cry 4.
The franchise remains a commercial success for Capcom, with each installment garnering the publisher’s ‘Platinum Title’ for one million copies sold. DMC4 remains the top-selling entry in the franchise, with three million copies sold worldwide.