Devil May Cry 5 Demo Available Now on Xbox One

Friday, December 7th, 2018

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Devil-May-Cry-5 featuredCapcom and Microsoft took advantage of yesterday’s hype at The Game Awards to formally announce that the demo for Devil May Cry 5 would be making its way to Xbox One just a day later. That day is today and you can get in on the action immediately if you have any one of the consoles in the Xbox One family. An official description of the demo’s content can be found below:

This smokin’, sexy, stylish demo sees players assume the role of young demon hunter Nero on the streets of Red Grave City as he takes on several demons including the Mighty Goliath in the eternal battle between the forces of good and evil. Players can execute devastating attacks on enemies using Nero’s special Devil Breaker arms designed by his partner in crime and self-professed “weapons artist” Nico. Combined with melee attacks using his ‘Red Queen’ sword and the long range firepower of his ‘Blue Rose’ handgun, the power of Nero’s Devil Breaker arms make the dramatic, adrenaline-fueled action even more thrilling.

Aside from the demo announcement, more details surrounding content in the full game were also highlighted. Among these was a new character announcement. V is a mysterious character with a unique fighting style. Those in attendance yesterday were shown his ability to summon three different demons to assist him during battle. Descriptions of these three demons as well as a trailer showcasing V’s gameplay can be found below:

Shadow – a swift, four-legged panther-like creature with savage agility that sees him change his shape into sharp blades and needles for perfectly executed close-range attacks

Griffon – a bird-like demon possessing aerial combat skills which allows him to carry V across Red Grave City and shoot lightning bolts at enemies from up above

Nightmare – the most powerful of V’s demons. Nightmare’s gigantic size sees him destroy enemies with just his basic attack, and he can also fire beams of light to destroy any approaching foes.

Additionally, Capcom confirmed that the Bloody Palace Mode will make a return for this release. This mode sees players take on hordes of fast-approaching enemies and bosses as they make their way to the end of the level. This won’t be available on launch, but will added shortly thereafter (April 2019) by way of a free update.

Devil May Cry 5’s Cameo System was also touched upon. When playing online, other players will sometimes make special appearances whenever they battle other demons throughout Red Grave City, sometimes even joining in with your battles. Players will be able to rate the cameos of these guest players in terms of how “stylish’ they are.

The full version of Devil May Cry 5 will officially launch on March 8th of 2019. It will be available on all Xbox One devices, PlayStation 4, and PC. For additional information surrounding this release, head to the game’s official site.

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SOURCE: Press Release

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