The story takes place several years after the events of Devil May Cry 4 and set after the events of Devil May Cry 2. Nero has set up his own demon hunting agency based out of a van adorned with a neon “Devil May Cry” sign given to him by Dante. Nero also has a new robotic arm called the “Devil Breaker”, which was created by the new agency’s engineer Nico as a replacement for Nero’s Devil Bringer arm after it had been severed off by a mysterious hooded individual.
The gameplay will feature the return of Dante and Nero as playable characters, along with a new character, named “V”. The gameplay is similar to the other titles in the Devil May Cry series, focusing on fast-paced “stylish action”. The player fights off hoards of demons with a variety of attacks and weapons and receives a style-rating in combat based on a number of factors, such as move variety, the length of a combo and dodging attacks. The music in the game will change based on the player’s performance in combat.
Nero is equipped with his Red Queen sword, his Blue Rose double-barreled revolver, and a new robotic arm, Devil Breaker, with a variety of functions such as grabbing enemies from a distance or stopping time to freeze an enemy in place. Along with his signature blade Rebellion, Dante now fights using a new Devil Arm, a pair of chainsaw-like weapons that can combine into a motorcycle.
The game will be released on March 8th, 2019.