There’s a new extended trailer out for Devil May Cry 5, and it shows off new character ‘V’ as well as the games new cameo system. You can check it out below:
As you can see from the trailer, V has the ability to summon three unique demons: the thunderbird Griffon, the swift panther Shadow or the towering Nightmare. According to a post over on Capcom Unity, each demon is controlled independently, “which lends itself to sick and over-the-top combos”. DMC is the home of over-the-top combos, so V should fit in just fine. His standard weapon is a cane, which Capcom says “seems to pale in comparison to Dante’s and Nero’s arsenals”, but the ability to summon demons should more than make up for the canes shortcomings.
Devil May Cry 5 will also feature a new “cameo” system, which will see players make guest appearances in each other’s games. When connected to the Internet, players will intermittently—and seamlessly—make guest appearances in each other’s games either in real time or through ghost gameplay recordings. Depending on the mission, you’ll see another player fighting in the background, but in some cases players will actually be taking down demons side-by side.
When you finish a mission with a cameo appearance, you’ll be given the option to rate the other players “Stylish” if you’re impressed with their ability, so make sure you show off as much as possible, because being rated “Stylish” by other players will earn you rewards.
Capcom was important to note that Devil May Cry 5 is still primarily a single-player experience, so these cameo appearances will only happen when the characters cross paths in the story, so don’t expect to be seeing any other players appear in your game if the characters have split up to explore different areas in the story. If you decide to play offline then you’ll still see some cameo appearances, but these will be ghost data gameplay recordings of the development team instead of other players.
The Bloody Palace is also returning but won’t make the games release date, as the development team is “still ironing out the details and balance adjustments”, but Capcom are expecting to release it as a free update in April 2019. Also, a demo for the game has released today exclusively on the Xbox One, allowing players to take control of Nero with his Red Queen sword and Blue Rose hand cannon, as well as Overture and Gerbera Devil Breakers. Very generously, the demo will let players play through nearly an entire mission, concluding with an epic fight against Goliath. The demo is available until January 6th 2019.
Devil May Cry 5 is due for release on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC on March 8th 2019.