The Devil May Cry 5 is the sixth installment in the franchise and fifth installment in the mainline “Devil May Cry” series. It is an action- adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom. It was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox one on the 8th of March 2019.
Devil may Cry 5 follows a trio of warriors, Dante, Nero and a new protagonist V with demonic powers, as they attempt to stop the Urizen, the demon king from destroying the human world. Players will be able to use these characters in different missions across the game. Each of these players has their way of fighting and also becoming stronger as the game proceeds. As the game continues, the mystery behind V and his connecting to the demon king Urizen is revealed.
Devil May Cry 5 features the return of Dante and Nero as playable characters along with V, the new character. The game play focuses on fast paced stylish action, where the player fights of hordes of demons with a variety of attacks and weapons. In the game Nero retains his Red Queen sword for melee combat and also his Blue Rose double-barreled revolver. He loses his demonic arm from the previous game but instead has a robotic arm called Devil Breaker. Nero can find Devil Breakers across stages but they can only be used once. Later in the game Nero will have access to the Devil Trigger move which expands his combat skills. Dante on the other hand plays like his Devil May Cry 4 persona. Dante used two new Devil arms, a pair of buzzsaw like weapons and boots called Balrog, alongside his his signature blade Rebellion and Sparda, the demonic sword. The new character V wields a book and silver cane and uses three demons based on enemies from the first game to fight. V also enters a Devil trigger like state which turns his hair white to summon the golem, which uses a combination of melee attacks and laser beams. V uses his cane to finish battles when enemy’s health turn purple.
Devil May Cry 5 received so many positive reviews from critics. Many lauded it as a return to form for the franchise, praising its exceptional action package plot and the variety of techniques the three characters bring. V particularly stood out and received laudable remarks, thanks to his distinctive style of commanding underlings. The game sold over 2 million copies less than a month after its release. It was the number one selling game in any format in japan. The game play and characters were praised by critics and reviewers. PC Gamer Uk referred to it as “ one of the best games about hitting demons ever made”, USgamer found it one of the series strongest installments, The Guardian gave it s perfect score, The Telegraph did the same and IGN gave it a 9.5/10 rating. It was indeed a massive success.