Devil May Cry V Will Only Come To The Switch If Dragon's Dogma Sells Well

Devil May Cry 5 has just been released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but there is no version of the game that is available for the Nintendo Switch.

The absence of Devil May Cry 5 from the Nintendo Switch could be explained by the fact that the hardware of the Switch might not be strong enough to handle the game, but it turns out that the real reason was due to timing, as Devil May Cry 5 entered production before development kits for the Switch were released.

Related: Devil May Cry Director Thinks Dante Can Only Be In Smash If A DMC Game Comes To Switch

Hideaki Itsuno (the director of Devil May Cry 5) revealed in an interview with M! Games magazine in Germany (via. Nintendo Everything/Reddit) that development of Devil May Cry 5 was focused on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of the game, so there wasn't an opportunity to work on a version of the game for the Nintendo Switch.

via: dragonsdogma.wikia.com

All is not lost for Dante's chances of appearing on the Nintendo Switch, as Itsuno revealed that a port of Devil May Cry 5 for the Switch might be possible... if the port of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen for the system sells a lot of copies.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is an updated version of a game that was originally released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, where the player has to fight monsters in a grim fantasy world. The Nintendo Switch port of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen will be based on the updated versions of the game that were released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

There is another reason to want a Devil May Cry game on the Nintendo Switch, as Itsuno has also said in the past that Dante could appear in the Super Smash Bros. series if he was represented by a game on a Nintendo system, as he has only appeared in crossover titles on Nintendo consoles.

It remains to be seen whether the Nintendo Switch could even handle Devil May Cry 5, so Itsuno's comments should be taken with a grain of salt.

Devil May Cry 5 is available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One now. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen will be available for the Nintendo Switch on April 23, 2019.

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