Dragons Dogma Sequel Almost Replaced Devil May Cry 5
Following years of waiting and enduring a divisive reboot, the stylish supernatural exploits of Dante are now gearing up for a comeback in Devil May Cry 5. The upcoming fifth entry not only boasts the return of the series’ original incarnation, but quite a few wild gameplay additions and a typically-heightened atmosphere of mature content. While what we’ve seen so far surely has fans attention, it appears this welcome resurgence was at the cost of a sequel to Medieval hack-and-slasher Dragons Dogma.
In a translated exchange with VG247, DMC5 director Hideaki Itsuno revealed a bit about the anticipated fivequel’s origins, namely how it interfered with a potential ‘Dark Arisen‘ follow-up. He recalled that when initial discussions about the game were taking place, he also told Capcom his plan to make due on a Dragons Dogma sequel. Confident in the director’s ability to adapt either project, Capcom founder Kenzo Tsujimoto left the decision up to Itsuno, who (spoiler alert) ultimately chose to make Devil May Cry 5.
He said ‘okay, do whatever you want. Do whichever one you want.’ So I thought, alright, y’know what… let’s do DMC5. So we did that.”
While this is an unfortunate piece of news for Dragons Dogma fans, this passing over doesn’t necessarily mean the end for the unmade sequel. Itsuno followed up his reveal asserting fans of his commitment to the monster-slaying RPG, teasing fans that a follow-up will one day see the light of day.
I’ve always got maybe around four different titles in mind, maybe about four different ideas that I’d love to make. But there’s a difference between the titles that I’d love to make and the titles that I think I should make next. But here we are, we’re here, and… I’m already gearing up for my next project. We can’t say what it is, but we’re looking forward to getting to work on it.”
What do you think? Are you bummed that we aren’t getting Dragons Dogma 2 any time soon, or is the loss worth getting a proper fifth entry in the Devil May Cry series? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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