During the latest run of Capcom TV, the publisher and developer showcased the Cameo mode for the upcoming Devil May Cry 5 title. There were also new bits of gameplay with the new character - V, but ghost mode caught the most attention.
Devil May Cry 5's Cameo mode will apparently be a multiplayer mode that will not require any other players to enter a session with you. In order to play with someone else, players will need to download gameplay footage of sorts from the internet and then play with a ghost of that player.
It seems to be similar to the silhouettes we encountered in racing games where we would attempt to beat the time of our peers but this time around, they can also beat up demons.
In case someone has an aversion to the internet, they will not be deprived of the Cameo mode as Devil May Cry 5 will have footage from the developers. Therefore, players will still be able to have multiplayer, without an actual internet connection or even a friend for couch co-op.
This mode will come in handy for those who don't like beating up demons on their own and don't have anyone to play co-op with. Then again, many longtime fans of Devil May Cry never had any co-op so there is no reason to think anyone would feel lonely while comboing mobs into oblivion.
Co-op and Cameo modes probably cleared up why Devil May Cry 5 has three playable protagonists. While the DMC series is no stranger to having players go through the game with various characters, this is the first time we will be able to choose between them and play as multiple demon hunters through what seems to be most of the game.
You can check out the whole run on YouTube, while the Devil May Cry 5 related content starts at around 3:02:00. Yes, it is over three hours long, but the Devil May Cry section is a lot less of a time hog.