Some interesting details have emerged on a forum. Devil May Cry V has been rumored before, but this may be putting it in line to be revealed the PlayStation Experience on December 7th in Los Angeles. Although, the leak does say that a 2017 announcement is unlikely. Hideaki Itsuno (Director of DMC2, DMC3, DMC4, and Dragon’s Dogma) revealed that a new secret project was in the works for 2017, but there has been no announcements yet, passing up E3, all PAX events, and making a perfect opportunity for maximum buzz for the end of the year.
If it wasn’t for the timing, I would discredit the entire leak. However, the fact that Itsuno mentioned a new game, means there is likely something going on. Let’s dissect that leak, shall we? As always, there is a distinct possibility that none of this is true, but I’m willing to bet that there are partial truths at the least.
For starters, the poster claims that he/she represents an entire community that have known about the game for a while. The trailer is said to clock in at around 1 minute and 50 seconds, so that will be a telltale sign if the leakers were telling the truth. It’s said that the development is going smoothly and that Sony could be offering some of the costs, which could mean at least partial exclusivity. PlayStation has been staying on top with their variety of exclusive and timed exclusive titles, so this makes a lot of sense. That and Devil May Cry has always been associated with PlayStation, starting first as a Resident Evil project.
Supposedly the game is looking to be an ambitious entry in the series with a broader marketing appeal. Things would pick up immediately after Devil May Cry 4, with Dante and Nero returning as playable characters, as well as maybe Nero and Trish. Some inspirations are rumored to come from Dragon’s Dogma, making what they’re saying is not quite an open-world, but a more open environment.
Looking at the whole list of features, it’s certainly something to think about. With any leak though, it’s important to take things with a grain of salt, but it’s enough to get any fan excited. Personally, I hope Bayonetta shows up somewhere along the line and I would love to see a different approach to the Devil May Cry franchise. Sure, DMC played well, but it didn’t sit well with most fans of the original franchise, so maybe this will bring things back to the fans.
For now, we’ll just have to sit back and wait for the PlayStation Experience to see what happens.