With Gamescom 2018 fast approaching, Capcom have announced that the playable demo for Devil May Cry 5 is locked and loaded and fans will be able to see it at the expo, which takes place in Cologne, Germany, from 21 to 25 August 2018.
You'd be forgiven for assuming that this is a kneejerk reaction caused by the company's hot-and-cold situation around Monster Hunter: World, but you'd be wrong. Devil May Cry 5's development has been progressing according to plan and the game's appearance on Gamescom was announced a while ago.
Devil May Cry 5 marks the return of Nero, where the story is set a few years after the events that took place in the game's second instalment. As you can see from the trailer, Nero's base of operation is a rundown van that seems to be doing fairly well in terms of, ahem, pest control.
That's not the only novelty that will help address the demon situation, which is a democratically correct term for merciless slashing and ploughing through hordes of demonic monsters. Replacing Nero's Devil Bringer is the new robotic arm aptly named the Devil Breaker.
The Devil Breaker was made by Nicoletta "Nico" Goldstein, the latest addition to Devil May Cry 5's cast and agency's new techie. From what we've seen in the trailer the Breaker is a blast to use and it should only get better as you progress through the game.
As for the story, demons are swarming Red Grave City and it's up to Nero and Rico to find their way there, contemplating on the way how he came to lose his former arm, the whole demon thing, how Liverpool FC will never win the PL and where in the world is Dante.
Devil May Cry 5 is said to feature three playable characters, Nero, Nico and presumably Dante, although we can't confirm that with certainty at the moment. Hopefully it takes some heat off of Capcom as well, since Tencent pulled Monster Hunter: World for PC from WeGame for not complying to their quality standards. Or anybody else's for that matter.
The game is slated for launch in the first quarter of 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Nintendo Switch owners may cry if they'd like.