Capcom might be about to announce more Devil May Cry at this year’s Gamescom.
Alright, we’re a little confused. Last April, Devil May Cry 5 producer Matthew Walker said that development on the game had finished and that no new DLC would be released. That seemed weird considering DMC5 is one of the hottest games Capcom has, moving 2 million units within the first two weeks of release last March.
Devil May Cry 5 was an instant hit with fans, got rave reviews, and made Capcom a ton of cash. Along with Monster Hunter World and the remade Resident Evil 2, Capcom is having its best year ever in terms of profits, and that’s in no small part because of DMC5.
So why would Capcom want to turn off the money faucet? Well, maybe they’re not going to after all. A new rumor has emerged from Anime Festival Orlando 2019 last weekend, where a bunch of DMC voice actors might have shown off a new Devil May Cry game. Or DLC. We don’t actually know.
Why don’t we know? Because it was shown at the tail end of the panel where a bunch of DMC voice actors were answering questions. Dante voice actor Reuben Langdon told everyone at the very end of the panel to turn off their cell phones because he "got permission from Capcom to show this to you guys, exclusively here." Everyone, even people in the audience apparently, were under an NDA to not discuss what was shown at the end of that panel.
You can check out the full panel courtesy of Daniel Southworth, the voice actor for Vergil, on his Facebook page. At the 45-minute mark, you can see Langdon ask for everyone to turn off their cell phones and then the video ends. We don’t know what happened after that.
LIVE from Anime Festival Orlando!! The Sparda Squad! #DMC #DMC5 #AFOPosted by Daniel Southworth on Saturday, August 10, 2019
We suspect a trailer was shown, but have no idea what for. As we said earlier, no new DMC5 is supposed to be coming, but it’s also way too early for them to announce Devil May Cry 6. They only JUST released DMC5 last March--you’d think they’d at least wait a year before saying anything about another sequel.
However, there is one thing that Capcom might do. They might announce a stand-alone spinoff game, sort of like a Devil May Cry 5.5, that stars all the female characters from DMC5. There's also the chance that this could be related to Adi Shankar's upcoming Netflix adaptation of the franchise. Those are our best guesses at this point.
Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long for an official announcement from Capcom.
(via Combo Breaker)