Yet another new Devil May Cry 5 trailer has arrived, courtesy of the good folks at IGN. This one focuses on mysterious new character, V – we get to see him kick some ass with his magical, summons-based attacks, and get a few more hints about who, exactly, he is. While I won’t ruin it, the end of the trailer hints that V and Dante have a more complicated relationship than earlier trailers indicated. Check it out below (Warning: Proceed with caution if you’re avoiding all spoilers…)
Here’s a few more details on how V will play:
V 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. 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.
- 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.
What do you think? Excited to play as V and find out how he ties into the story? Or does he seem like an unnecessary addition? Personally, I’m a bit on the fence, but I’ll give the guy a chance.
Devil May Cry 5 hacks and slashes its way onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on March 8, 2019.