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  1. Son of Sparda

    Son of Sparda
    Community Resettler Member OP

    Greetings everyone! I am making this post today not as a sole person but as part of a community. For quite some while, we, a Devil May Cry community, have been aware of the existence of a new DMC game. After reading that Hideaki Itsuno plans to unveil his secret project this year, we waited diligently to see what the project was even though we knew full and well what it actually was. We waited through E3, TGS, Paris Games and now we are in late November 2017 with no information about Itsuno’s project. We endured through multiple apologies on his part and we do not in any way blame Itsuno for the the current situation.

    (Original plan was to leak this document after PSX/Capcom Cup but details of this document started to spread like wildfire and it was only a matter of time before it got posted in less savory places without context so we are leaking this earlier than anticipated).


    • Hideaki Itsuno’s secret project for Capcom is the sequel to the original Devil May Cry series, the 5th installment. Internally it appears to be called “Devil May Cry V” instead of using the standard numeric system of the previous games (think MGS1-4 to MGSV).
    RELEASE DATE AND PRODUCTION

    • The game is slated to release some time in the fiscal calendar year of 2019. That means sometime between April 2018 and March 2019. Original plan was to release it in November 2018 but the date MIGHT have been pushed back to early 2019.
    • Originally DMCV was intended to be announced at PSX but after receiving feedback on their E3 press conference, Sony decided to scale back on PSX and instead scale up E3 2018. DMCV was an unfortunate casualty of this choice and thus it’s unlikely that DMCV gets officially revealed in 2017.
    • There will be a demo for the game sometime before release.
    • Game has been in development for 2 years as of today. When it will release it will have been in development for 3 years at least. That is actually the highest time a DMC game has been in full production for. Pre-production started as early as 2015 around the time that DMC4SE finished releasing. There have been no development hiccups and as stated, the development has in fact been progressing smoothly.
    • There is some form of Playstation exclusivity involved. Sony is paying for some of the funding for the game but the extent of it is not known. Could be completely PS4 exclusive, console exclusive or timed exclusive. If the game is announced publicly then it will be at a Sony event, which is why many people thought that it was going to be at PSX.

    • Trailer has been ready for a while now. The initial trailer is 1 minute 50 seconds long (they may add new cuts to trailer to make an extended version since some time has passed from when it was made). It is mostly focused on story, characters and cutscenes. A city like setting is shown in the trailer not that different from Fortuna city in DMC4.
    • The overall game is supposed to be “ambitious” for a DMC title with a broader appeal.
    • Longest cutscene runtime of any DMC game yet.

    DEVELOPMENT TEAM

    • Itsuno’s team that worked on previous DMC games and Dragon’s Dogma is working on DMCV.
    • Yuji Shimomura is returning as the cutscene director for DMCV. He worked on DMC3, DMC4 and Bayonetta cutscenes.
    • Rueben Langdon is reprising his role as Dante.
    • Johnny Young Bosch is reprising his role as Nero.
    • Dan Southworth is reprising his role as Vergil.
    • No word on the actresses who played Trish and Lady if they will be returning,
    • Onyay Pheori is helping with the soundtrack (she did the song for DMC4SE’s launch trailer).
    CHARACTERS AND STORY (POTENTIALLY BIG SPOILERS!)

    • DMCV picks up the story after DMC4.
    • More than one playable character in the game, Dante is for sure playable and Nero is possibly playable as well. Up to 3 playable characters have been suggested for now.
    • This is the most serious Dante has been (a "new side" of Dante), of course not counting DMC2. Dante still plays with his enemies and has his usual over the top flair but this game is going to be more personal for him.
    • A third character is expected to be playable as well. Said to be “very powerful.” May or may not be brand new to the series.
    • No word on whether Vergil is playable or not, he will be returning although specifics on how he is returning from his death in DMC1 are unknown.
    • Trish has a prominent role to play in DMCV but no word on whether she is playable or not.
    • There will be a sequence where Nero and Vergil have a confrontation, confirming their relationship (Nero is in fact Vergil’s son as stated in the DMC3142 artbook).
    • Characters switch during key story points in the game.
    • The “Prince of Darkness” is featured as the main antagonist of the story. (Prince of Darkness title normally refers to Mundus so it might indicate his return but that title may have transferred to another character)
    • DMCV might be the end of the “sons of Sparda” storyline.

    GAME PLAY/SYSTEMS

    • Hard lock on is standard.
    • Console is targeted for 60 frames per second like the previous DMC games.
    • Level design is more open than previous DMC games but not going into Souls or open world territory of level design. Movement outside of combat has been streamlined to match the open nature of the game. The structure is more open to make the experience more "smooth." Immersion is important to the team with this game.
    • Level design and exploration is more similar to Bayonetta with action set pieces thrown in there but without the QTEs. QTEs in general do not exist in DMCV thus far.
    • There is NO Stamina bar.
    • This is not a Musou game but there will be encounters where you are facing more enemies than you are used to in a DMC game.
    • There is some online integration but definitely no multiplayer PvP.
    • Dodge system is reworked and dodging in general is supposed to be a lot smoother than before (get ready to hear the word “smooth” a lot when related to DMCV).
    • Camera pulls back during big fights. The devs are really proud of the new, more dynamic camera system.
    • Animations are being improved to be less stiff. Big emphasis on cloth physics (maybe Dante’s sword might not clip through his jacket now!). Battles are beautifully animated and smooth.
    • Mission and Ranking system similar to previous DMC games and Bayonetta. There will definitely be mission/chapter selects.
    • Bosses being ramped up dramatically in DMCV. One of the boss fights moves between multiple areas of the game.
    • Style system is in for Dante - Enemies will react a bit differently to each style.
    • Style system has been streamlined to be smoother to use for the players (speculated that the style system might be tuned/reworked to make it easier to get into than in DMC4).
    • Certain styles will have advantages on certain enemies similar to DmC/DMC3 (you can use a single style on any enemy just fine).
    • More environment interactivity than any previous DMC game. This is supposed to compliment the combat system, not detract from it.
    • There is some form of dynamic environment destruction/transformation in play but not on the scale of DmC thus far.
    • While this is not an open world game, some inspirations have been taken from Dragon’s Dogma.
    A LITTLE UPDATE

    • PlayStation 4 first, PC later
    • Unreal Engine 4
    • Third playable character is most likely Vergil
     
  2. Shoutout to Dahbomb for the summary of thread highlights , it just keeps getting better and better.

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  3. KyouG

    KyouG
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  4. ZhugeEX

    ZhugeEX
    诸葛亮 - 卧龙 Administrator

    The OP approached us asking to post this information on ResetEra and we found enough reason to allow it. We'd like to make it clear that this is not an endorsement. The staff cannot verify that all the contents of this leak are accurate. The OP has accepted full responsibility for posting this material and if it turns out to be a hoax they have agreed to take a permanent ban.
     
  5. Zero-ELEC

    Zero-ELEC
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  6. Gegz

    Gegz
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  7. GuardianE

    GuardianE
    Member

    Yoooooo! FINALLY, some juicy info.

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  8. Zombie Fred

    Zombie Fred
    Community Resettler Member

    Boom.

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  9. TreIII

    TreIII
    Member

    *grabs popcorn*

    Sounds all good, but let's see what happens!
     
  10. Sesha

    Sesha
    Member

  11. Neoxon

    Neoxon
    Community Resettler Member

    The time has come, & so have I.

    Please be real.
     
  12. Dusk Golem

    Dusk Golem
    Local Horror Enthusiast Moderator

    Interesting to see how this plays out.
     
  13. Usyren

    Usyren
    Member

    Everything sounds great except for
    No.....
    Why couldn't they have just copied DmC's level structure.
     
  14. asd202

    asd202
    Member

    WTF
     
  15. Einbroch

    Einbroch
    Member

    Either way, we get a juicy game or a juicy ban.
     
  16. FunkyMonkey

    FunkyMonkey
    Member

    [​IMG]
     
  17. LongDongJunon

    LongDongJunon
    Member

    From outta NOWHERE...lol
     
  18. lucebuce

    lucebuce
    Community Resettler Member

  19. Hold me
     
  20. Ahnez

    Ahnez
    Member

    And now it begins
     
  21. Pharaoh

    Pharaoh
    Member

    Oh, WOW! I wasn't expecting that.
     
  22. Shiba

    Shiba
    Member

    BRUH IS IT TIME?!?!??

    Sparda my man I hope it’s right for your sake but you seem confident in it so I hope it’s true.
     
  23. GinoFelino

    GinoFelino
    Member

    Here's another spoiler

    There won't be a DMC 5 until AA gaming is viable again
     
  24. PeterVenkman

    PeterVenkman
    Member

    Been waiting so damn long for an actual DMCV. Would kill for that trailer.
     
  25. N.Domixis

    N.Domixis
    Member

    On my way to the store as I speak picking up popcorn. Its about damn time.
     
  26. Boke18

    Boke18
    Member

    yes......YES!
     
  27. Now this is something neat.
     
  28. Sesha

    Sesha
    Member

    "permanent ban"

    :notlikethis:

    SoS, the hero we deserve.
     
  29. M1chl

    M1chl
    Member

    Please not be an exclusive, I sold my PS4 Pro. Still have OG, but have an X, so yeah. But anyway, even if it's going to be PS exclusive, day 0.
     
  30. Nauro

    Nauro
    Member

    Epic!!! Oh baby here comes my Devil May Cummies
     
  31. gcwy

    gcwy
    Member

    Big if true.
     
  32. moustascheman

    moustascheman
    Member

    All of this sounds amazing
     
  33. Hypron

    Hypron
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  34. Eolz

    Eolz
    Member

    "Serious Dante" and "broader appeal" makes me worried, but the rest sounds good or makes enough sense to be optimistic.

    Hopefully it's real though, and not another one of those rumors that take life because people start believing too much (like previous years)...
     
  35. Anteater

    Anteater
    Member

    fuck?
     
  36. Turtleboats

    Turtleboats
    Member

    [​IMG]
     
  37. Sesha

    Sesha
    Member

    Here's another spoiler

    your face
     
  38. Dio

    Dio
    Member

    Son of Sparda , you have balls of steels. damn. hope all of this is real for your sake.
     
  39. Nauro

    Nauro
    Member

    you know what the best thing about this is that it's called DMC V, not DMC 5

    THE V STANDS FOR VICTORY
     
  40. Kuno898

    Kuno898
    Member

    Thanks god
     
  41. tophu

    tophu
    Member

    So we won't know if any of this true until E3 next year?
     
  42. Trickster

    Trickster
    Member

    This better not be a hoax
     
  43. Blizz

    Blizz
    Member

    All of this sounds great, can't wait for the reveal!
     
  44. Kindekuma

    Kindekuma
    Member

    This thread could get CUH-RAZY!
     
  45. Jager

    Jager
    Member

  46. GinoFelino

    GinoFelino
    Member

    I hope you guys ease off the permanent ban

    At least the guy's trying, and it brings some more juice to Era
     
  47. Neptonic

    Neptonic
    Member

    I'M GIDDY
     
  48. Risev

    Risev
    Member

    Good thing then that Hellblade's success has proved that AA gaming is very viable. The first half of your prophecy has already been fulfilled.
     
  49. KZXcellent

    KZXcellent
    Member

    Holy shit.
     
  50. Aniki

    Aniki
    Member

    It's happening, finally!
     
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