During Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference, Capcom officially announced the next entry in the Devil May Cry series, Devil May Cry 5.
The game is being directed by Devil May Cry and Dragon's Dogma director Hideaki Itsuno and is slated for a release next year. You can watch the game's official announcement trailer below.
A brand-new entry in the legendary over-the-top action series comes to Xbox One in spring 2019, complete with its signature blend of high-octane stylized action and otherworldly and original characters the series is known for. Years have passed since the legions of hell have set foot in this world, but now a new demonic invasion has begun, and humanity’s last hope will rest in the hands of three lone demon hunters, each offering a radically different play style. United by fate and a thirst for vengeance, these demon hunters will have to face their demons if they hope to survive. The devil you know returns in the most over the top, technically advanced, utterly insane action experience of this generation.
• Legendary action series returns – The 16 million unit selling series is back with original Director Hideaki Itsuno at the helm of development. • A battle of good and evil – A demonic invasion begins with the seeds of a “demon tree” taking root in Red Grave City. This hellish incursion attracts the attention of the young demon hunter, Nero, an ally of Dante who now finds himself without his demonic arm, the source of much of his power. The supernatural family drama also continues as Dante, the Son of Sparda, seeks revenge for his brother’s corruption and mother’s murder.
• High octane stylized action – Featuring three playable characters each with a radically different stylish combat play style as they take on the city overrun with demons. • Groundbreaking graphics – Developed with Capcom’s in-house proprietary RE engine, the series continues to achieve new heights in fidelity with graphics that utilize photorealistic character designs and stunning lighting and environmental effects.
• Take down the demonic invasion – Battle against epic bosses in adrenaline fueled fights across the over-run Red Grave City.
• Demon hunter - Nero, one of the series main protagonists and a young demon hunter who has the blood of Sparda, heads to Red Grave City to face the hellish onslaught of demons, with weapons craftswoman and new partner-in-crime, Nico.
Devil May Cry 5 will release in Spring 2019 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. As expected, the game will be enhanced for Xbox One X with HDR and 4K capabilities, and it's likely that the game will also receive PS4 Pro enhancements.