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Devil May Cry 5 Gameplay Trailer Delivers Bosses, Dante Action, March Release Confirmed


Capcom just unleashed an all-new Devil May Cry 5 trailer during Microsoft’s packed Inside Xbox Gamescom 2018 livestream, and fans are definitely going to want to drop what they're doing and give it a look. While Devil May Cry 5’s E3 debut trailer was mostly cinematics, this one goes heavy on actual gameplay footage, showing Nero talking on a variety of huge, terrifying bosses. We also see a brief glimpse of Dante in action. Check out the trailer, below.

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During the live stream, Devil May 5 producer Matt Walker and director Hideaki Itsuno detailed the game’s new game’s new Devil Breaker system. Devil Breakers are a series of interchangeable arms, which grant Nero a variety of powerful attacks and abilities. Using the proper Breaker for each challenge will be essential, and there’s also risk-reward system in place – overuse a Devil Breaker and it will live up to it’s name and break, so you can’t spam them. That said, sometimes you’ll have to intentionally break them, as destroying a Breaker is the only way to switch to a new one.

Here’s a bit more detail about Devil May Cry’s story and world, courtesy of Capcom:

The threat of demonic power has returned to menace the world once again in Devil May Cry 5. The invasion begins when the seeds of a “demon tree” take root in Red Grave City. As this hellish incursion starts to take over the city, a young demon hunter Nero, arrives with his partner Nico in their “Devil May Cry” motorhome. Finding himself without the use of his right arm, Nero enlists Nico, a self-professed weapons artist, to design a variety of unique mechanical Devil Breaker arms to give him extra powers to take on evil demons such as the blood sucking flying Empusa and giant colossus enemy Goliath.

The first arm Nico makes for Nero, the Overture Devil Breaker, looks plain in style allowing Nero to wear it inconspicuously throughout the city, but the hidden electric generator inside is enough to shock any demons that come too close. Adding a bit more versatility, the Gerbera Devil Breaker generates an intense heat that can be shot out as a highly powerful shockwave which can be used as a direct attack, reflect enemy projectiles, or even to propel Nero through the air and augment his evasion capabilities.

Capcom also announced Devil May Cry 5 is coming sooner than you might expect – the game will hit PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on March 8, 2018.