Between a decades’ worth of memes and hype, a small spreadsheet’s worth of special edition swag, and the voice of Dante getting fucking shot at, it’s safe to say that the water has just about boiled over for Devil May Cry 5. Due out this Friday March 8, chronologically DMC5 will take place after DMC4, which ended with Nero and Dante giving Sanctus his comeuppance. Fans have long been excited for a potential follow-up title, and this one looks as though its ready to deliver on the stylish combos and campy characters the series is known for.
DMC5 is available in three different flavours (that’s if you aren’t counting the limited edition fashionista offerings): Base game, Deluxe Edition, and Collectors Edition. While the Collectors Edition features the usual host of physical swag, the Deluxe Edition is pretty action-packed in its own right. For starters, the deluxe package yields a variety of different weapons and skins including Mega Man’s ‘Mega Buster,’ a pasta fork, and a vibrator for Kyrie (just don’t mix up those last two).
The deluxe upgrade means you’ll also get access to alternate music tracks and title calls, as well as 100,00 Red Orbs (you’ll need these to unlock moves and combos) and the ability to switch between the rendered cut-scenes, and pre-viz live actions ones. These are generally storyboard style rehearsals designed to let everyone play around with the scene and get a feel for the action, the results of which generally tend to look like a Be Kind Rewind sort of deal—crude, campy, downright hilarious.
Along with all the aforementioned extras, the Collectors Edition will net fans a model replica of the in-game RV, pins, stickers, an art book, and an 11″ x 17″ cloth print featuring game art, all of which come packaged in “Nico’s Toolbox.” It’s all laid out for you on the official website here.
Running on the gorgeous new RE Engine, Devil May Cry 5 is shaping up to be quite the hack and slash spectacle. And with Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice due out two weeks afterward, March is looking to be a cut above in terms of high-octane releases. And if you’re into high-octane released, you’ll definitely want to check out the latest episode of The Goners.
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