At The Game Awards in Los Angeles, Capcom unveiled a new trailer for Devil May Cry 5, and provided the first details of the mysterious character V.
V is one of the three playable characters in Devil May Cry V. He may appear weak next to Nero and Dante, but he has the ability to unleash a unique fighting style that sees him summon three different demons to assist in battle:
- Shadow – a swift, four-legged panther-like creature with savage agility that sees him change his shape into sharp blades and needles for perfectly executed close-range attacks
- Griffon – a bird-like demon possessing aerial combat skills which allows him to carry V across Red Grave City and shoot lightning bolts at enemies from up above
- Nightmare – the most powerful of V’s demons. Nightmare’s gigantic size sees him destroy enemies with just his basic attack, and he can also fire beams of light to destroy any approaching foes.
Utilizing a combination of all three demons’ powers, players can take their enemies down to the brink of death, allowing V to swing into battle and finish them off with a devastating cane attack.
Capcom and Microsoft also announced that a free demo of Devil May Cry 5 is now available to download exclusively on Xbox One. The demo sees players assume the role of young demon hunter Nero on the streets of Red Grave City as he takes on several demons including the Mighty Goliath in the eternal battle between the forces of good and evil. Players can execute devastating attacks on enemies using Nero’s special Devil Breaker arms designed by his partner in crime and self-professed “weapons artist” Nico. Combined with melee attacks using his ‘Red Queen’ sword and the long range firepower of his ‘Blue Rose’ handgun, the power of Nero’s Devil Breaker arms make the dramatic, adrenaline-fuelled action even more thrilling.
Capcom also revealed that the fan-favorite Bloody Palace Mode will be returning in Devil May Cry V. Coming to the game as a free update shortly after launch in April 2019, this extra quick-elimination mode pits players against hordes of fast-approaching enemies and bosses until they reach the end. In addition, Capcom also revealed the game's Cameo System, which will see players either collide with other demon hunters or join together in battle against demons.
Devil May Cry 5 releases on the 8th of March, 2019, on PS4, Xbox One and PC.