Devil May Cry 5 Director Wanted to Work on a Second DmC: Devil May Cry

That project wasn’t in the cards for Capcom so we get this mainline sequel instead.

By Chris Morse

It’s been an exciting week for fans of the Devil May Cry series with the upcoming sequel receiving its latest trailer along with plenty of new details to go along with it. Dante was on full display at the 2018 Tokyo Games Show and red orbs be damned, we are still excited for this game. Now that the convention has wrapped up, there’s been a little more talk and details trickling out from various publications who had the chance to take part in all of the TGS festivities.

One such publication is VG247, who learned some interesting information from series director Hideaki Itsuno. While discussing Devil May Cry 5 at the show, Itsuno revealed that he what he really wanted to do was make a sequel to the polarizing DmC: Devil May Cry as opposed to a new numbered sequel for the mainline series. A sequel to that re-imagining was never in the cards, so the director happily set out to work on this game. You can read what he had to say below.


There’s no doubt there are lessons to take away from DmC: Devil May Cry that Itsuno and his team were happy to carry with them for this project, but this gives us some interesting insight into the studio nonetheless. Perhaps this was the right move considering that fans of the franchise are largely split on DmC, with opinions ranging anywhere between hating and loving it. A Devil May Cry 5, by comparison, is a much safer bet for the publisher’s bottom line.

Ultimately, there was some excitement to do a sequel to DmC, but the team made the decision to not go in that direction because a portion of the current team had not worked on that reboot at all. On top of that, the studio also believed that DmC collaborator Ninja Theory should be involved if a sequel were to happen. The new team had their own ambitions, however, and that should be evident in this new chapter as the team set out to really push the boundaries of the genre.

Devil May Cry 5 arrives on March 8th, 2019 and will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.


About the Author

Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo