Devil May Cry 5 main trailer, Xbox One demo launches December 7

V detailed and Bloody Palace Mode due out post-release.

Devil May Cry 5

Capcom debuted a new trailer for Devil May Cry 5 at The Game Awards 2018, as well as announced new information including an Xbox One-exclusive demo due out on December 7, how new character V plays, the return of Bloody Palace Mode, and an online cooperative mode.

Get the details below.

First Demo

At The Game Awards in Los Angeles, Capcom and Microsoft revealed that the first Devil May Cry 5 demo will be available for download exclusively on the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X starting tomorrow, December 7. This smokin’, sexy, stylish demo sees players assume the role of young demon hunter Nero on the streets of Red Grave City as he takes on several demons including the Mighty Goliath in the eternal battle between the forces of good and evil. Players can execute devastating attacks on enemies using Nero’s special Devil Breaker arms designed by his partner in crime and self-professed “weapons artist” Nico. Combined with melee attacks using his ‘Red Queen’ sword and the long range firepower of his ‘Blue Rose’ handgun, the power of Nero’s Devil Breaker arms make the dramatic, adrenaline-fuelled action even more thrilling. This exclusive Xbox One demo gives players their first taste of what to expect when the iconic action series Devil May Cry returns with the launch of the full game on March 8, 2019.

V Details

Viewers of The Game Awards were also treated to the first details of the mysterious character V. 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:

  • 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.

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.

Bloody Palace Mode

Capcom is also pleased to confirm the return of fan-favorite Bloody Palace Mode. Coming to the game as a free update shortly after launch in April 2019, this extra quick-elimination mode pits players against hordes of fast-approaching enemies and bosses until they reach the end. Details on the Cameo System in Devil May Cry 5 were also revealed, where players’ worlds collide with other demon hunters. While online, other players can be seen making special guest appearances in the game as they battle other demons around Red Grave City – even joining in the battle in some cases. Players can rate each other’s cameos in-game by rating their gameplay “Stylish!” if they’re impressed by their SSStylish skills.

The game’s official website was also updated with new information and footage:

■ Characters

V, The Mysterious One

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Book and cane in hand, this slender man appears covered in impressive tattoos. Before chaos fell upon Red Grave City, he sought out Dante through the information broker Morrison and tasked him to subdue a certain demon. V lacks the power to fight himself, instead relying on three demon familiars to take the offensive in battle.

—The Familiars, Shadow & Griffon

V’s combat potential is practically nonexistent, so he relies on these demons to lay waste to his foes—Shadow for close combat, and Griffon for ranged attacks. Once these two lay on enough pain, it’s up to V to put his enemies to rest with his trusty cane.

Shadow: This demon familiar usually takes the form of a quadruped beast, only to shapeshift into blades, needles, and all manner of nasty weapons to act as vanguard. Through Shadow, V can also move at faster speeds than normal.

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Griffon: This avian monstrosity can always be found somewhere around V, usually flapping its beak with some inappropriate jab. Griffon brings the thunder with electrified long-range attacks, or can give V a lift if close by.

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V can unleash his full power to call upon this gargantuan demon.

When summoned, Nightmare may crash onto the battlefield like a meteorite, or burst through parts of the environment to heed the call. Its sluggish movements belie unsurpassable strength and nigh-invulnerability. Wherever Nightmare appears, its massive fists or brutal laser beams are the last thing enemies ever see.

■ Systems

Cameo System

Destinies collide with the Cameo System!

In Devil May Cry 5, the three demon hunters walk the road of carnage.

This battle holds many crossroads, some of which bring these hunters (and sometimes players) together. Encounter players from all over the world, even battle alongside them in this new form of online play.

—During gameplay, players may sometimes observe their fellow Devil Hunters fighting in the distance. Such a sight might very well be another player connected online!

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Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5

—Some missions may even have you and other players fight side-by-side. You never know who you’ll meet, so make it count!

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Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5

—Names of encountered players will appear as special guest stars, and you can award “Stylish!” ratings to them for stellar gameplay. Rack up enough “Stylish!” ratings to get your hands on some Gold Orbs**.

Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5

Photo Mode

Immortalize awesome moments!

Move the camera freely to capture your favorite DMC moments. Take shots of beautiful backdrops, cool characters or blood-pumping brawls to show the world your eye for the incredible.

The Void

Train in the infinite abyss.
Polish your demon-slaying skills in this special pocket dimension. Choose from any of the foes or weapons unlocked in the main game, set specific parameters, and practice your craft to your heart’s content.

Bloody Palace

A test for the mighty? Or penance levied upon those who hunt devils? In April 2019, find out for yourself in a free update!

Devil May Cry 5 is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 8, 2019.

Watch the trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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