Dante from the Devil May Cry series is no stranger to fighting games, as he has appeared in both PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and the Marvel vs. Capcom series. There is one big crossover fighting game that has yet to include Dante among its roster and that's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. With the remaining four DLC slots being unknown, it's possible that he could be coming, right?
The director of Devil May Cry 5 is Hideaki Itsuno, who was recently asked (via VG247) about the possibility of Dante's inclusion into the Super Smash Bros. series.
Hideaki Itsuno seemed dismissive of the idea, as there has never been a Devil May Cry game released on a Nintendo system. He mentioned that Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII at least comes from a series with a strong connection to Nintendo, even if his game didn't appear on a Nintendo system.
Hideaki Itsuno thinks that you would need to see some kind of Devil May Cry game on the Nintendo Switch in order for Dante to make his way into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He was open to the idea of one of the Devil May Cry games being ported to the Switch, which means that there is still hope for Dante appearing in the Super Smash Bros. series.
Dante has appeared in several Nintendo games, as he was a card in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS, and he was a playable character in the Project X Zone games, but a Devil May Cry game has yet to appear on a Nintendo system.
The Nintendo Switch has seen all kinds of ports of games that once appeared on PlayStation systems, with Dragon's Dogma and Final Fantasy VII soon coming to the system, so it's not outside of the realm of possibility that the Devil May Cry HD Collection could appear on the Switch.
Hideaki Itsuno's comments suggest that Dante isn't one of the four unannounced characters in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass, but the success of the game suggests that we may be seeing more DLC characters in the future. If Nintendo can get it together to release a Devil May Cry game on the Switch, then Dante may appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the future.