New Devil May Cry 5 Nero Details Revealed
It’s been a while since we last saw Devil May Cry’s Nero. Devil May Cry 4 came out in 2008 where we were introduced to the son of Vergil and Holy Knight from the Order of the Sword, and many fans speculated that we wouldn’t see any more of him in later games. This was mostly conjecture based on the success of the 2013 reboot of the Devil May Cry series, DmC, where we were shown alternate versions of Dante and Vergil, the latter of which did not have a son in the alternate timeline. That said, it was a surprise for many fans to see the series return to the original timeline with the reveal of Devil May Cry 5 at E3 this year.
While details on the story so far have been pretty sparse, we do have a little bit more information on protagonist Nero, and what he’s been up to since the ending of DMC4. Director Hideaki Itsuno shed some light on how Nero has changed since meeting Dante and how Devil May Cry 5 – like its predecessor – is very much Nero’s story.
The information comes from an interview with Dengeki via Resetera, wherein Itsuno touches on Nero having shorter hair in the trailer, saying he wanted Nero to have a more mature look and has more experience as a demon hunter. Additionally, he also reveals that Dante is sporting an unkempt beard and hair for a very specific reason. Itsuno says that the plot of Devil May Cry 5 is mostly focused on Nero, but will also feature Dante as a playable character AND a third character who will not carry a weapon throughout their playable scenarios. It will be interesting to see how much of the time between DMC4 and DMC5 is touched upon, and what exactly happened to Nero’s love, Kyrie.
Devil May Cry 5 arrives in early 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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