Capcom debuted new footage of Devil May Cry 5 primarily focused on Dante’s weapons during the game’s New York Comic-Con 2018 panel.
e’ve had a lot of requests from fans recently to go into more detail on the Deluxe Edition of Devil May Cry 5, so we wanted to take the opportunity to do that – starting with the extra weapons.
When we started designing the game, the senior producer, Okabe-san, was adamant that the whole Devil May Cry 5 campaign be available without the need to purchase anything outside of the standard edition of the game, so when it came time to plan a deluxe version of the game, we were very careful to make sure that anything extra would literally be that – fun extras that hopefully the hardcore fans would appreciate.
That means none of the extra weapons should feel like they are “the best” weapon to have, but should offer something fun that might interest the hardcore players. With that being said – let’s get into the nitty gritty of these weapons!
First up we have Gerbera GP01. This is a version of Gerbera that features alternate coloring to pay tribute to its designer, Shoji Kawamori (famous for his design work on the Gundam GP01 and Macross Valkyrie). From a functional perspective, it features one alternate move compared to your standard Gerbera – when you use this Devil Breaker and keep the control stick neutral, Nero will perform “Jocky” and dart upward (from the ground) or downward (from the air), rather than sticking his hand out to face palm any enemies or projectiles that might be right up on him.
Next is the Pasta Breaker. Nico fashioned this together using spare parts from other Devil Breakers and various kitchen utensils in order to help Nero twirl up that dinner of his. Since it was never intended to be used in battle, it’s not going to do much damage to enemies. Every time you use it, however, the remaining Devil Breakers in your inventory will cycle one spot. This means that it’s the only weapon that allows you to switch it up for the next Devil Breaker- should you choose. Because it’s not particularly effective in battle, however, you’ll want to think long and hard about whether you’d prefer to use up a spot in your DB inventory before taking the plunge.
—Pasta Breaker – it may not pack a punch…
—But it WILL let you cycle your next Devil Breaker.
Sweet Surrender is more of a passive Devil Breaker. As long as Nero has this equipped he’s not going to be able to attack demons with it at all, but you can use it to slowly regenerate some health. If you’re really in a pinch, you can use Sweet Surrender’s Break Age ability to regenerate a bigger chunk of health. Either way, as long as you have Sweet Surrender equipped you’ll have to focus on racking up those sweet combos with Blue Rose and Red Queen.
—Sweet Surrender – fun fact: in Japanese the onomatopoeia for the sound massagers make is “weeen weeen.”
Cavaliere R is a version of Cavaliere that Nico has tuned up and painted specifically for Dante. From a functionality perspective, it adds one new move, but Dante is more susceptible to being broken out of his attacks when compared to the OG Cavaliere. Sure, you have one more move at your disposal – but you’ll have to think about whether that tradeoff in losing the super armor is really worth it!
—Cavaliere R – Nico’s custom tune-up of the Cavaliere.
Finally, we have the Mega Buster! It’s the Mega Buster. It goes pew pew pew. Really, if you don’t know what I’m saying just watch this video cause man I love this video.
That wraps it up for the extra weapons. Hopefully we’ve answered the biggest questions everyone has about them. As I mentioned earlier, the intent was to balance them so that there’s no such thing as the “best” Devil Breaker or version of a weapon – just that the extra weapons should provide something fun the hardcore fans can dig into should they choose to.
Devil May Cry 5 is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 8, 2019.
Watch the footage below. View the screenshots above in higher resolution at the gallery.
Devil May Cry 5 Opening
Dante Weapon: Cerberus
Cerberus has a different attribute for each of its modes—ice nunchaku, fire bo staff, and lightning chain staff.
Dante Weapon: Faust Hat
A special weapon that attacks by using red orbs. While its power is great, it consumes a large number of red orbs. It can also be used to make the enemy drop a lot of red orbs by throwing the Faust Hat onto its head and attacking it in that state.
Dante Weapon: Balrog
Dante Weapon: Cavaliere and Cavaliere R
The Cavaliere R is included with the Deluxe Edition.
Nero Devil Breaker: Sweet Surrender
Using this Devil Breaker gradually heals your HP. If you are attacked while healing, however, the healing will break.
Nero Devil Breaker: Pasta Breaker