Devil May Cry 5 Articles RSS Feed | Devil May Cry 5 RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network All Confirmed Xbox Series X, Series S Launch Titles Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:13:35 -0400 Daniel Hollis

It's almost unimaginable to think we are only a few weeks from the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S hitting store shelves. Both of Microsoft's next-gen consoles are set to arrive on November 10, and launch will come packed with a strong lineup of playable titles.

While it was undoubtedly a blow to fans when Halo Infinite was delayed earlier this year, there's still a strong selection of first-party games releasing for each console this November. That's not to mention the third-party titles that will round out the launch catalog for the XSX and XSS. 

With that in mind, here's every game coming at launch. 

All Confirmed Xbox Series X, Series S Launch Titles

Gears Tactics

The Gears of Wars franchise is bringing its X-COM inspired tactics games to the XSX and XSS on launch day with Gears Tactics. While the game launched on PC earlier this year, the November 10 release marks the jump to consoles, including Xbox One.

With the franchise based around cover-based combat, the transition to a tactics-based shooter feels incredibly natural. We reviewed the game when it first released, describing it as brutal, thrilling, and tactical. 

Providing in-depth, thoughtful management of your Gear's squad, the game will no doubt be a demanding launch day experience. It also packs some beautiful graphics that will shine on Microsoft's newest consoles.

Tetris Effect: Connected

Having already released on PC and PS4, Tetris Effect: Connected blends the classic puzzle game with pulse-pounding music and is set to release on Xbox consoles (both current- and next-gen) on November 10.

The main hook for the Xbox Series X and Series S editions of Tetris Effect: Connected is the inclusion of multiplayer, a feature long-time fans have been clamoring for since launch.

That functionality will be arriving as a limited-time exclusive on Xbox systems, featuring new competitive and co-operative modes for players to dive into online. Between the story-driven titles coming on day one, Tetris Effect: Connected could make the perfect palette cleanser between titles or for those looking for a more party-oriented multiplayer title.

Yakuza: Like A Dragon (Yakuza 7)

Marking a massive departure from the series' formula, Yakuza: Like A Dragon (Yakuza 7) looks to boast an addictive turn-based combat system. The story, of course, will be an intense crime drama, sprinkled with elements of humor for good measure. Both elements will be seen prevalent in the game's combat, which features the series' famous brutality, with tongue-in-cheek special moves such as summoning a giant crab to aid in battle.

Outside of fighting, side activities and mini-games will make a comeback. New to Yakuza: Like A Dragon will be go-karting, which will have you dashing around the streets of Kamurocho in various races.

Overall, it's looking to be a great transition from previous Yakuza titles to the new guard moving forward, and it will be available on Xbox Series consoles November 10, launching for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 13. 

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

It wouldn't be a console launch without an Assassin's Creed title. Valhalla will whisk players away on an intense adventure in the age of the Vikings. It seems Valhalla will be bigger and better than past installments, boasting a large open world. Featuring brutal combat, deep RPG mechanics, and in-depth exploration both by foot and by sea, there will be hundreds of hours of content to dive into right at launch.

Building upon the series' formula, the new entry will bring a whole host of enhancements to take advantage of next-gen hardware. Running at 4K and 60FPS, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla will also come with higher resolution textures and improved shadow quality. It will also utilize the console's SSD to create fast loading times, consistently putting you into the action faster. 

The Falconeer

If you're looking for something different and unique, then The Falconeer may be right up your alley. The game is set to be an open-world air combat experience where you control a falcon, fending off a multitude of creatures in exhilarating aerial battles. By using the different, customizable classes at your disposal, you will complete quests, discover secrets, and unlock new upgrades for your falcon.

Exploration and battles can also take place beneath the waves, as your falcon can sweep down and explore the depths of this big fantasy world. Keep an eye out for what some are saying is Star Fox meets Sea of Thieves.

Madden 21

Sports fans planning on picking up and Xbox Series X or Series S are in luck: Madden 21 will be available on launch day. While Madden 21 is out now for current-gen systems (PC, PS4, and Xbox One), numerous technical and visual enhancements are planned when the Xbox Series X and Series S systems arrive this November.

The enhanced version is said to come with blazing-fast load times and reimagined character models. Additionally, there will be deferred lighting and rendering to make stadiums more visually impressive. Games will come to life with spatialized audio technology, to create a truly immersive Madden experience.

We reviewed Madden 21 at launch and said that "Die-hard Madden fans will be disappointed in a complete lack of attention given to Franchise mode and MUT, but the addition of The Yard and a much more rounded Face of the Franchise mode soften the blow somewhat."

Dirt 5

After the intensity that was Dirt Rally on the Xbox One, the series is set to return to its arcade roots with Dirt 5, sporting a variety of offline and online modes for players to drive through.

Most notable is the inclusion of a story-driven campaign; Dirt 5 will feature a single-player experience with voice work from industry legends such as Nolan North and Troy Baker, as you follow a narrative that pits you against your in-game nemesis. 

With a wide variety of locales, including ice-based tracks, Dirt 5 will bring an impressive level of visual detail to the series. Vehicles will be more detailed, and it's sure that the XSX and XSS SSD will get races moving faster.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light

Acting as the fifth expansion for Destiny 2, the upcoming Beyond Light expansion will change up the ever-growing looter shooter in numerous ways.

One of the most anticipated inclusions is the ability to venture to Europa, one of Jupiter's icy moons. Here, players will confront the Darkness and learn to harness it as a new power for their guardians. There will also be new missions, multiplayer maps, gear, weapons, and a brand new raid to partake in.

To make room for the new content, older, less-used D2 content will be added to the vault. With this, developer Bungie will have the ability to swap out old and new content at a moment's notice and keep the on-going Destiny 2 experience fresh for years to come.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Can you imagine a console launch without a Call of Duty game? Luckily, the Xbox Series X and Series S will have Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War available a few days after launch on November 13.

Following on from the huge success of last year’s Modern Warfare, the latest installment in the perennial FPS franchise will perhaps be bigger and louder. Featuring a single-player campaign with a branching narrative, the high octane action is carried over into multiplayer, which comes bundled with multiple new modes and enhancements.

Fans of Call of Duty Zombies will be happy to know the classic mode makes a return, too.

Pre orders for current-gen and next-gen platforms are already live, though the game does follow a somewhat confusing upgrade path for Xbox owners. Check out our pre order guide for buying links and info on how Xbox One owners can upgrade to the XSX and XSS versions. We also detail how backwards compatibility will work.  

Watch Dogs: Legion

It seems like this open-world action-adventure title has been in the works for years, but it’ll finally be in players' hands when it launches on October 29 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game will be available on November 10 for Xbox Series X and Series S. 

Legions' open-world playground will come enhanced with a variety of next-gen upgrades, including ray tracing. Venturing around the streets of a futuristic London will have never looked so beautiful.

Watch Dogs: Legion also comes with a fantastic new mechanic: being able to play as (almost) any NPC in the world — even London's grannies. The sheer creativity on offer is staggering and will no doubt be a visual and mechanical showcase for the Xbox systems.

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition

Devil May Cry 5 was already a looker on the Xbox One, so releasing it on the Series X and Series S is a no brainer. However, this is more than just a typical remaster, as it completely overhauls not only some of the game's graphics, but also some of its gameplay, too.

Alongside the fantastic visual improvements and inclusion of ray tracing, Vergil is also set to be a playable character in DMC 5: Special Edition. New modes will be added to ramp up the game's difficulty, and extended storylines will further flesh out the narrative.

Whether you’ve jumped in before or it’s your first time, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition is a perfect reason to revisit one of the best games in the Xbox One era. Check out our review of Devil May Cry 5 to see why it's "one hell of a good time."

NBA 2K21

The popular basketball simulation returns with a next-gen upgrade. NBA 2K21 may have released earlier this month to great fan reception, but the Xbox Series X and Series S versions are determined to deliver the better experience.

NBA 2K21 won’t be offering a free upgrade to next-gen like numerous other titles, and that’s because 2K Games believe the next-gen version is a complete overhaul over its current-gen counterpart; it’s set to come with a variety of visual and performance upgrades.

Judging by previously released footage, the enhancements are set to be night and day between generations, meaning that the Xbox versions will (probably) offer the definitive experience for $69.99. 

We even said in our review that "if you can hold out for the next-gen version, we'd advise doing so."

Observer: System Redux

Observer is a fantastic sci-fi horror title on the Xbox One from the creators of the eerie SOMA. Now, a completely re-worked next-gen version has been announced for launch day and will utilize the Xbox Series X and Series S to their full advantage.

Featuring entirely new missions, gameplay mechanics, and locations, Observer: System Redux is more than a next-gen patch/upgrade. 4K resolution, better textures, new animations, ray tracing, and HDR lighting have also been incorporated to take advantage of the next-gen hardware.

If you haven’t played Observer before, the Xbox Series X and Series S versions are the perfect places to dive into the modern sci-fi horror classic.

That's all of the Xbox Series X and Series launch titles for now. No doubt more games will be confirmed over the coming weeks, so be sure to check GameSkinny for updates to this list. Also, be sure to check out the PS5 launch titles list for every confirmed console coming on to Sony's new system on November 12!

PlayStation Store Hosting Golden Week Big in Japan Sale Fri, 24 Apr 2020 11:40:19 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

We had one PlayStation Big in Japan sale earlier this year, and we're getting a second Big in Japan sale now, coinciding with Japan's national Golden Week holiday. There's a huge list of games on sale, ranging from hits like Devil May Cry 5 and Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age to more niche titles like the (very good) Atelier Dusk Trilogy and the first two Trails of Cold Steel games.

The second Big in Japan sale goes live today and runs through May 8 at 11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST. Here's a taste of what's on offer.

Game Sales Price Original Price
Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack
 $71.99 $89.99
Castlevania Anniversary Collection
 $8.99  $19.99
Catherine Full Body
 $29.99  $59.99
Danganronpa 1+2 Reload  $19.99  $39.99
Dark Souls Remastered
 $23.99  $39.99
Devil May Cry 5 Deluxe Edition
 $24.99  $49.99
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth — Hacker's Memory
 $14.99 $59.99
Dragon Quest Builders 2  $35.99  $59.99
Dragon Quest 11 — Digital Edition of Light
 $29.99  $59.99
Earth Defense Force 5
$35.99  $59.99
Final Fantasy 8 Remastered
 $9.99  $19.99
Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age
 $24.99  $49.99
God Eater 3
 $23.99 $59.99
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition
 $7.49  $14.99
Lost Sphear
 $19.99  $49.99
Judgement $29.99  $59.99
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition DD
 $46.89  $69.99
Okami HD
 $9.99  $19.99
Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection
$21.99  $54.99
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
 $14.99  $29.99
Resident Evil 2 Deluxe Edition
 $22.99  $49.99
Saga Scarlet Grace: Ambitions
 $22.49  $29.99
Star Ocean: First Departure R  $14.69  $20.99
Tales of Berseria
 $14.99 $59.99
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
 $23.99  $39.99
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II  $27.99  $39.99
The Yakuza Remastered Collection
 $44.99  $59.99
Tokyo Xanadu eX+
 $11.99  $59.99
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered + Valkyria
Chronicles 4 bundle
 $17.99  $39.99
Yakuza Kiwami 2
 $20.09  $29.99


There's a ton more included in the latest Big in Japan sale, and you can check out the full list on the PlayStation Blog.

Meanwhile, don't forget Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey are still free to download for a little while longer, and you can round off Drake's story in Uncharted 4 with this month's free PS Plus games too.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more game sales and deals news as it develops.

Capture Big Discounts With Capcom's Steam Publisher Sale Tue, 11 Feb 2020 15:29:32 -0500 Ashley Shankle

If you've been holding off on some of Capcom's recent games like Devil May Cry 5 or Resident Evil 2, I hope you've got some money to spend. Some of Capcom's biggest games are currently on sale on Steam. 

With the sale lasting until February 17, a whole slew of notable titles both new and old are more than 80% off. Some of the best deals are:

  • Monster Hunter World for $19.79 ($29.99)
  • Devil May Cry 5 for $19.79 ($59.99)
  • Resident Evil 2 for $19.79 ($59.99)
  • Street Fighter 5 for $8.00 ($19.99)
  • Resident Evil 7 for $14.99 ($29.99)
  • Dragon's Dogma for $8.99 ($29.99)
  • Okami for $9.99 ($19.99)
  • Ace Attorney Trilogy for $14.99 ($29.99)
  • The Disney Afternoon Collection for $4.99 ($19.99)

There's a ton more where that came from, though. Check out the sale over on Steam, and do your best not to splurge too much.

The Outer Worlds, CoD Modern Warfare Included in Amazon's B2G1 Sale Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:29:56 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Amazon is holding one of its Buy 2, Get 1 Free sales this week. Quite a few big titles are included in the sale this time around — and new ones at that.

Chief among the offerings in this week's sale are The Outer Worlds and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (the uh, modern one), both of which released just last week. There are plenty of other gems from this year, too, as well as old favorites.

To make things easy, we've collected a short list of some of the most notable games available during the sale. We don't currently know how long the sale will last, though it's a safe bet it'll last until the end of the week. 

Note that the Amazon page says "Buy 3 Items, Get 1 Item(s) Free," though it's a trifle misleading. The third item is the free one; you don't need to buy four items total.

Here's a brief overview of what's included in the sale:

Game Platform
The Outer Worlds PS4
CoD: Modern Warfare PS4
Crash Team Racing PS4
Resident Evil 2  PS4/XB1
Code Vein PS4
Borderlands 3  PS4/XB1
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch PS4
Resident Evil: Origins Collection Switch
No Man's Sky XB1
Devil May Cry 5 PS4
Killer Queen Black Switch
Trine 4 PS4
Madden 20 PS4
Ace Combat 7 PS4
Mortal Kombat 11 XB1


The full list, which includes over 60 games, can be found over on Amazon. Meanwhile, PS4 owners should check out Sony's Halloween Sale for more spooky savings before they disappear like phantasms in the first light of dawn.

Best Buy's Scary Games Sale Has Frights, Dark (Empty) Knights, and a Scared Green Plumber Thu, 24 Oct 2019 11:34:49 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Best Buy is running a limited-time Halloween sale as part of its weekly bundle of deals. There's a fair bit on offer here, from this year's frightening favorites to the tried-and-true horror staples of days gone by.

Here's a bit of what you can expect from the Scary Games sale, including Resident Evil 2, Hollow Knight, Bloodborne, Luigi's Mansion, Dead by Daylight, and dozens more. 

Here are some of the highlights.

Best Buy Halloween Sale Highlights

Game Sales Price
Resident Evil 2 — Standard Edition (PS4 and XB1) $24.99
Undertale (Switch)  $24.99
Resident Evil Origins Collection (Switch) $29.99
Devil May Cry 5 Standard Edition (PS4 and XB1)  $24.99
Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek (PS4 and XB1) $4.99
Hollow Knight (Switch)  $29.99
Luigi's Mansion (3DS) $29.99
Bloodborne (PS4) $16.99
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (PS4 and XB1)  $29.99
The Sinking City (PS4)  $49.99
A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS4 and XB1) $42.99
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Dead by Daylight: Definitive Edition (Switch) $29.99
Call of Cthulu (PS4)  $24.99
We Happy Few (PS4 and XB1) $14.99


That's but a sampling of the close to 50 games included in the sale. You can check out the full list here, and if that's not enough Halloween for your video game, be sure to take a gander at our games with Halloween events list as well. 

If you're a PlayStation player, be sure to check out PlayStation's Halloween sale, which is full of devilishly good deals. 

PlayStation Store's Halloween Sale is Devilishly Divine Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:45:15 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

It wouldn't be Halloween without a few frighteningly good sales, and the PlayStation Store has PS4 players covered with its special Halloween Sale from now until 11 a.m. on November 1

There are more than 200 titles on offer, from the genuinely scary Resident Evil 2 to the psychologically horrifying The Sinking City. Luckily, for those out there easily spooked, there are some atmospheric but not scary options like Divinity — Original Sin 2.

Here's a sampling of the treats you'll find:

  • Resident Evil 2 Deluxe Edition — $34.99
  • Resident Evil Triple Pack — $23.79
  • Divinity — Original Sin II: Definitive Edition — $35.99
  • Fallout 4: GOTY Edition — $23.99
  • Devil May Cry 5: Deluxe Edition — $34.99
  • Metro Exodus — $29.99
  • We Happy Few$29.99
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus — $19.79
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence — $29.99
  • Dark Souls Remastered $19.99
  • Nights of Azure — $23.99
  • Zanki Zero: Last Beginning — $29.99
  • The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series — $34.99
  • Little Nightmares: Complete Edition — $7.49
  • Killing Floor 2 — $14.99
  • The Evil Within: Digital Bundle — $14.99
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition — $5.99
  • Destroy All Humans! — $2.99
  • Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer — $7.49
  • Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition — $8.99

That's just a sampling of everything on sale, and the full list can be found here.

If you're in the mood for more Halloween, be sure to check out our games with Halloween events list, too.

U.S. PlayStation Store Store Kicks off "Big in Japan" Sale Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:34:46 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

The U.S. PlayStation Store is launching another nearly-month-long sale starting today, with savings up to 60% off on a variety of games either popular or developed in Japan. The sale runs until September 24 at 8 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. EDT.

The games range from recent releases like the brutally difficult Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the Contra Anniversary Collection, Castlevania, Devil May Cry 5, and, of course, Final Fantasy — lots of Final Fantasy.

Here are some of the notable inclusions for the PlayStation 4:

Game Sales Price
  Castlevania Anniversary Collection
  Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! Bundle
  Contra Anniversary Collection
Crypt of the Necrodancer  $8.99
  Dead by Daylight  $14.99
  Devil May Cry 5: Deluxe Edition  $41.99
  Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  Dragon Quest Builders 2: Digital Deluxe Edition
  Final Fantasy IX Digital Edition
  Final Fantasy VII
  Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition
  Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
  Fate Extella: The Umbral Star
  Jump Force  $29.99
  Kingdom Hearts: All-In-One Package
  Kingdom Hearts III
  Mega Man 30th Anniversary Bundle  $40.19
  Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom — Deluxe Edition
  Persona 5: Ultimate Correct
  Resident Evil 2 Deluxe Edition  $41.99
  Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice  $44.99
  Shenmue I & II
  World of Final Fantasy $12.49


There are loads of additional games on sale as well, including PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita games. The full list can be found here.

Can't get enough Sony from this sale? Don't forget to check out Sony's hefty presence at the Tokyo Game Show starting this Thursday.

Devil May Cry 5 is Getting a Brand-New (Free) Survival Mode on April 1 Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:01:08 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Devil May Cry 5 has only been out for a short while, but Capcom has already announced the game's first update. 

The hit action game is getting a new survival mode called Bloody Palace, featuring waves of enemies and timed battles, and it will be free for all current owners of the game. Despite being scheduled to launch on April 1, Capcom was quick to say this isn't a joke in poor taste. It's the real thing.

Bloody Palace will let you choose between Dante, Nero, and V. Players will face off against waves of enemies and bosses, and as is usual in these kinds of survival modes, the enemies gradually become tougher as you progress. The timer will add a slightly different, yet not unfamiliar, wrinkle. 

Capcom was quiet about further details, including what rewards players might get for completing the mode and whether they would carry over into the main game. However, with Devil May Cry 5's survival mode launching so soon, there will doubtlessly be updates with more information in the coming weeks.

Devil May Cry 5 isn't alone in getting a new survival mode. Darksiders 3 recently added a similar mode, though admittedly for different reasons. It was an attempt to win players over and provide more incentive to play.

Capcom doesn't need that sort of pull, though, because its year is certainly off to a strong start. Resident Evil 2's remake astounded fans and critics alike and brought Capcom's classic survival series back on track with what made fans love it to begin with.

Now, DMC 5 is repeating that success story. It released to rave reviews, even though some believe Nero isn't quite the hero the series makes him out to be.

Regardless, between this year's successes, Resident Evil 7, and last year's Monster Hunter World, Capcom is hitting its stride. 



Devil May Cry 5: How to Find Kalina Ann Rocket Launcher Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:52:41 -0400 Sergey_3847

Each of the three playable characters in Devil May Cry 5 has access to some amazing weapons. However, only Dante can get a unique rocket launcher called Kalina Ann, which can be very easy to miss if you don't expect to see it in the game.

Well, if you wonder how to get this super powerful weapon, then follow our step-by-step guide below to bring you right to it.

Step 1: Destroy the Roots

Kalina Ann is the only hidden weapon in the game, which can be picked up in the middle of the story campaign. It is also very well hidden so you need to follow these steps carefully.

The rocket launcher can be obtained only at mission 11, when you enter the ruined building after defeating demons in the graveyard.

The building is entwined with ancient roots that keep it all together. But if you destroy the blood clots holding the roots, you will open the path to the secret room containing Kalina Ann.

Here are the three clots you need to destroy inside the building in order to reveal the hidden door:

  1. On the ground floor to your right is the first clot attached to the root.
  2. Then, go forward and jump down one floor below for the second one.
  3. There go to your right and up, then down again, where you will see the third clot.

After destroying each of the blood clots, you will see an animation showing certain parts of the building shifting.

Step 2: Get Kalina Ann Rocket Launcher

After destroying the third blood clot a new room with a blue orb will appear in front of you. Here's what you need to do next:

  1. Pick up the blue orb.
  2. Go back to the previous room.
  3. You will see a new platform going up.
  4. Jump up the platform.
  5. Turn right, where you will see a new opening to the secret room.
  6. Enter the room.

Inside the room you will find Kalina Ann on the floor, which you can pick up and equip immediately.


That is how you find the secret rocket launcher in DMC 5.

Also, be sure to check out the Devil May Cry 5 review here at GameSkinny and learn why this game is so much fun.

Devil May Cry 5 Review: One Hell of a Good Time Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:14:56 -0400 Joseph Ocasio

It's been over six years since we last saw Devil May Cry, or 11 years if you don't count Ninja Theory's DmC: Devil May Cry. After the latter's commercial failure, Capcom decided it was out with the new and in with the old.

Devil May Cry 5 returns to the series more playful roots, bringing with it the same hack-and-slash action that made the series so successful. It may not change the series' formula, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

That's not to say there isn't anything new in Devil May Cry 5, but the core mechanics are just as sharp as they've always been.

The game's story takes place over a few months and is partly told out of order. Without spoilers, the gist of it all is this: Dante is back, brought on by newcomer, V. Nero enters the picture, and it's the job of all three to take down a brand-new enemy, Urizen. 

The story is easy to follow despite the fragmented story structure. And as with past games, Devil May Cry 5 may not have a deep or emotional narrative, but you should expect a heavy dose of action, sarcasm, and corny one-liners.

While the story remains as over-the-top as always, the characters have undergone a bit of maturity. Nero isn't as angsty as he once was; he's much cockier and more confident than we remember him in Devil May Cry 4.

Dante, meanwhile, is a much wiser and older man than he was in past games. He hasn't quite reached the, "I'm too old for this" schtick, as he's still just as insanely over-the-top as always, but it's clear he's learned a few tricks along the way.

New characters, like the gun-loving Nico and the gothic V, are instantly likable and make their marks on the series. Meanwhile, returning characters like Lady and Trish make for welcome returns.

There are even some nice bits of fanservice and callbacks for longtime fans.

Unlike other games with open, expansive worlds that encourage you to explore every inch of terrain, Devil May Cry 5 is 100% linear. You're always being pushed forward, with the only alternate paths leading to hidden collectibles and secret missions.

Even most of the backtracking from past games has been removed. Should you get lost, you can now hold down the left analog stick to get back on track, similar to Dead Space. After playing so many open-world games, it's quite refreshing to keep things narrow and focused.

As with past games, you'll spend your time hacking and slashing your way through 20 levels. Each character has a distinct combat style, but control in the same way.

Nero plays just as he did in DMC 4, but now he can use multiple prosthetic arms. There's a wide assortment to choose from, with each bringing different abilities and special attacks. One shocks enemies, another acts like a rocket and punch enemies, another slows down time around a foe, and much more.

Mixing and matching each arm is fun and brings new strategies to how you approach each combat encounter. The one thing to keep in mind is that if an enemy attacks you, you'll lose that arm. Luckily, you can hold multiple limbs at once, though you can't switch between them on the fly. You can also collect different arms during gameplay or buy them in the shop. 

Dante returns and will feel comforting to play for fans who've been sticking around since the series began. He controls just as he did before, with his trademark sword and dual pistols. Along with them, he has access to metal gauntlets, twin buzzsaws that can become a motorcycle, and much more that won't be spoiled. 

Dante can also change his fighting style on the fly by using the D-pad, with the same styles returning from DMC 3 and DMC 4.

Trickster is about dodging and teleporting around enemies; Gunslinger specializes in projectiles; Swordmaster is all about Melee strikes; and Royal Guard is about absorbing damage and sending it right back to your foes.

Each style changes how you approach enemies, allowing players to choose one that matches they're playstyle and experiment with ones they might not usually use. Like his weapons, you can upgrade them to access new moves.

Finally, there's V. Unlike Dante and Nero, V doesn't rely on weapons to fight. Instead, he relies on summoning a Demonic Bird named Griffin and a Panther-like demon called Shadow. However, V must be the one to deliver the finishing blow to enemies, so he can't just stand around and let his pals do all the work.

This approach to combat brings a much more methodical, much slower pace to battles, making V the least fun to play.

That's not to say there isn't any satisfaction to playing as V. There are enough flashing moves from his demon pals to keep things interesting. He just isn't as fast or exciting of a character to play as Dante or Nero. Luckily, V's missions aren't as frequent as Nero's or Dante's.

The various enemies the trio faces also help spice things up. Each creature feels distinct and has its own attacks to watch out for. They may all go down the same way, but they do enough to keep you on your toes. One downside is that the game is pretty easy, on the base difficulty.

Even when you're out of health, you'll be able to sacrifice some of the red orbs you collect to refill your health bar or use a Gold Orb.

You get plenty of the latter by exploring levels, and the game will give you one each day. Using these does take a few points off of your final score, so it does make for a good incentive to avoid using them unless it's necessary.

The only way to increase the difficulty is to beat the game. It makes sense so that you can get used to the various combat styles, but it would have been nice to allow veterans to kick it up to a higher difficulty right out of the gate.

It should also be mentioned that Devil May Cry 5 has microtransactions. You can spend real money to get red orbs that you can use to gain abilities. Save for one pricy special ability that's useless, though, the game always gives you plenty of red orbs to use, making them a pointless addition.

  • Excellent combat
  • Varied playstyles
  • Delightfully over-the-top
  • Welcome return to form
  • Repetitive environments
  • Easy difficulty

The combat in Devil May Cry 5 is easily the best in the series. The different playstyles are easy to grasp, and no one character plays precisely the same. Breaking up the combat for the three heroes are some light platforming sections. They're not as taxing as other games, but they do a great job of mixing things up.

Running on the RE engine, Devil May Cry 5 is one good-looking game. Creature designs are distinctly out of this world, and the bleak color pallets help sell the end-of-the-world vibe that it's presenting.

Character animation is top notch, with excellent stunt and motion capture bringing to life the insane action that's on display. If there's one major complaint, it's that the environments start to blend into one another after awhile. 

On a base PS4, the game generally runs great, with only a few sections that suffer from notable slow down. The cutscenes tend to run unlocked, but mostly it's nothing too noticeable that'll ruin your immersion.

The music features the same great punk-rock that the series is known for and the voice actors do a great job in fleshing out their characters.

The bottom line is that Devil May Cry 5 is a great action game that does the series justice. It's been a long time coming, but it's great to have Dante and the gang back. Grab your gun and pull the devil trigger: DMC is back. 

Ok, Hear Me Out: Nero Sucks and Devil May Cry 5 Makes Things Even Worse Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:19:49 -0400 Sergey_3847

More than 10 years ago, Devil May Cry 4 introduced Nero as an alternative protagonist to Dante. Many fans of the series were excited to play as this new character because he brought about new combat mechanics and offered players a new perspective.

Additionally, his design and characterization weren't too far off from Dante's, which meant that playing as Nero instead didn't feel like a sacrifice.

However, Devil May Cry 5 changes all of this; Nero's look, character traits, and combat skills have all been downgraded.

This was evident leading up to the game's release, through numerous trailers, gameplay videos, and the demo itself, and it is firmly established in the final version of the title. 

Nero now pales in comparison to Dante. His writing is poor, his presentation is obnoxious, and his combat skills are questionable.

In a nutshell: Nero sucks. Moving forward, Capcom should refocus its efforts on Dante.

Nero Acts Like A Child and Has A Bad Haircut

Overconfidence has always been an integral part of the characters in the Devil May Cry series, including Dante. It's true that some level of cockiness is certainly required if you're going to be dealing with otherworldly demons, but the writers have always made sure to show restraint and keep Dante as a likable character.

That is not the case with Nero in Devil May Cry 5. He is now the epitome of pushiness and incivility, and he behaves like a spoiled child.

While he is slightly older and more experienced than he was in Devil May Cry 4, he has shown no improvement, instead spitting curses left and right and being just downright obnoxious.

Not to mince words, this is simply dumb. The lack of character development doesn't make me want to get behind Nero. This is markedly different, and worse, than what occurred with Nero in Devil May Cry 4.

In that game, Nero was basically forced to take on the role of demon hunter, but he had little experience and was very young. This led to some tragic mood swings, but, ultimately, he grew stronger and became more willing to fight.

While he did occasionally use profanity to express his distrust in the elders, a common thing for some teenagers no doubt, I really rooted for Nero to grow out of his insecurities and become an adult like Dante.

Unfortunately, he has not done that in Devil May Cry 5, and he has actually reverted to something worse.

His new look also isn't doing him any favors, that's for sure.

Perhaps the goal here is to visually distinguish him from the old Dante, but instead, Nero now just looks like Dante from Ninja Theory's DmC, a style that wasn't even that well accepted upon the release of that game. Let's just agree (or agree to disagree) that short-haired protagonists do not belong in the series.

Nero's Arsenal is Lackluster and His Combat is Shallow

In Devil May Cry 4, Nero had a Devil Bringer arm, which was a manifestation of his powers, and, to be honest, a weapon with some amazing features. In Devil May Cry 5, this Devil Bringer has been replaced by a mechanical Devil Breaker, and it is a strict downgrade.

Sure, there are some neat tricks that you can do with different Devil Breakers, like the Ragtime, which slows down time, or the Helter Skelter, which serves as a demon meat grinder, but they aren't even permanent, and they can break throughout the course of the game.

There are also some that I find completely useless.

The Pasta Breaker, for example, is a simple fork for eating pasta, while the Sweet Surrender is just made to massage Kyrie. Who needs all of this? Why not focus on the weapons that really matter?

Besides Devil Breakers, Nero is left with his typical Red Queen sword and Blue Rose revolver. That is the extent of his arsenal, a weak offering when compared to what Dante has at his disposal.

From nearly the beginning of the player's time with Dante in Devil May Cry 5, he has two swords, two ranged weapons, hand-to-hand combat options, and an array of stances that offer different playstyles.

He even gets his own personal Cavaliere motorbike.

Not only is that a better range of weapons than what Nero has, it also allows Dante to have deeper combat options. As such, it is easy to see why Nero's gameplay fails when compared to Dante's.

Let Dante Stay

One of the reasons why Nero is taking the lead role in the series is that Dante is getting older. Simply look at his design in Devil May Cry 5, the old guy with the grey hair. It's a stark contrast to the energetic young man from previous titles. 

I believe that this is a clear indication that Nero is set to replace Dante as the series' main protagonist. Let's face the truth, though: these games have always been about Dante's quest again demons, and Nero should just play a supporting role.

Instead of letting Dante fade away, why not make him an immortal? He is half-demon anyway. Then Nero could continue to be a sidekick, which he is great at.

To be fair, Capcom does not give Nero an overwhelming number of missions in Devil May Cry 5, and the game even allows players to choose their favorite protagonist in some instances. That said, players are still forced to play as the obnoxious Nero often in the new title.

That's a pity. The fact that Dante may irreversibly die, leaving the series for good, means this new, amateurish Nero is probably here to stay. If that's true, it's a big blow to what I had hoped the series would become. 

Perhaps Capcom can right the course for the character, and improve him in future entries.

Devil May Cry 5 Pre-Order and Edition Guide Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:43:56 -0500 GS_Staff

The release of Devil May Cry 5 may be a little more than a month away, but it's never too early to pre-order and secure your day-one copy. Like many games, Devil May Cry 5 is available in several editions, and pre-order bonuses are available.

The following guide contains information about these pre-order bonuses as well as the extra content available in each edition. There are also store links provided for each edition, broken up by platform, to help you easily get from A to B. 

And for those unsure about picking up the latest installment in the franchise, Capcom has confirmed that a new demo will release on February 7 for PS4 and Xbox One.  

Devil May Cry 5 Pre-Order Bonuses

As expected, each retailer and storefront taking DMC 5 pre-orders has its own pre-purchase bonuses. The list below breaks down what early-bird extras you can expect from each of them. 

  • All editions: No bonuses.
Best Buy
  • All editions: Five alternate in-game costumes.
  • Standard Edition: Five alternate in-game costumes.
  • Deluxe Edition: Five alternate in-game costumes, 100,000 red orbs.
Microsoft Store
  • All editions: Five alternate in-game costumes, Buster Arm early access.
  •  All editions: No bonuses.
PlayStation Store
  • Standard Edition: Devil May Cry 5 theme, five alternate in-game costumes.
  • Deluxe Edition: Devil May Cry 5 theme, five alternate in-game costumes, and 100,000 red orbs.

Devil May Cry 5 Editions

There are three versions of Devil May Cry 5 available: a Standard Edition, a Deluxe Edition, and a Collector's Edition.

The Standard and Deluxe Editions are available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, while the Collector's Edition is only available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.  

Standard Edition

The Standard Edition of Devil May Cry 5 retails for $59.99 and can be purchased both physically and digitally. The Standard Edition comes with the game, and that's it. There is no additional content with this edition. 

Buy this edition from the retailers and storefronts below: 

PlayStation 4
Xbox One

Deluxe Edition

Devil May Cry 5's Deluxe Edition comes with the base game and a handful of extra goodies. This edition retails for $69.99 and comes with:

  • Four alternate weapons for Nero (Mega Buster, Pasta Breaker, Sweet Surrender, Gerbera GP-01)
  • Variant weapon for Dante (Cavalier R)
  • Alternate style rank announcers
  • Alternate title screen announcers
  • Behind-the-scenes pre-viz live-action cutscenes
  • DMC1 Battle Track trio 
  • DMC2 Battle Track trio 
  • DMC3 Battle Track trio 
  • DMC4 Battle Track trio 
  • Variant packaging (physical only)

Buy this edition from the retailers and storefronts below: 

PlayStation 4
Xbox One

Collector's Edition

While not as expensive as some other collector's editions, DMC5's Collector's Edition retails for $150 on both the PS4 and Xbox One. It is not available for PC.

This edition comes with the base game, all of the bonuses found in the Deluxe Edition, and the following items: 

  • Replica motorhome model
  • Art book and notes from Nico's workbench
  • Premium pin and bumper sticker
  • 11in. x 17in. exclusive cloth print

Buy this edition from the retailers and storefronts below: 

PlayStation 4
Xbox One


Set two years after the events in Devil May Cry 2, DMC 5 has three playable characters: Dante, Nero, and V. The game runs on the RE Engine and is directed by Hideaki Itsuno, who confirmed that it will "take approximately 15 hours" to complete for the average player. 

Devil May Cry 5 will release March 8 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. 

Devil May Cry 5 Director Confirms Game Length Tue, 08 Jan 2019 13:10:03 -0500 William R. Parks

As the release of Devil May Cry 5 inches ever closer, fans continue to have questions about what the upcoming action-adventure game will offer. For some, one of these questions may be exactly how long the experience will last, and Director Hideaki Itsuno has recently offered clarification for those wondering. 

Speaking with Korean website Game Shot, Itsuno indicated that a playthrough of Devil May Cry 5 will take approximately 15 hours. If accurate, this figure would mean that the new title is amongst the longest in the series.

For comparison, HowLongToBeat, a website dedicated to compiling user-submitted game completion times, has lengths recorded for the previous entries in the franchise. Specifically, the site indicates that Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening is currently the lengthiest experience, with the time required to complete the main story clocking in at around 12 hours.

On the flip side, it takes under seven hours to finish the original Devil May Cry, as well as Devil May Cry 2. By today's standards, where adventure games can easily exceed 20 hours, these may feel like very short offerings, and it appears that Devil May Cry 5 looks to expand the experience.

Notably, all of these games do contain additional content outside of the main story. This can facilitate longer playthroughs than indicated above, and it is possible that Devil May Cry 5 will also feature optional material to push the experience beyond the 15 hours suggested by Itsuno. 

Furthermore, the director mentions that there may be post-launch opportunities for those that want to extend their journeys. That is, Itsuno claims that additional playable characters may be introduced into Devil May Cry 5 if fans show interest, but there has been no official word on who these characters might be.

With Devil May Cry 5's new demo launching next month, anticipation for the release of the title continues to grow. Fortunately for fans that are looking to sink their teeth into a sizable game, these new details on its length suggest that they will have the opportunity to do so.

The translation of Itsuno's interview with Game Shot is provided by Wccftech.

New Devil May Cry 5 Demo Announced Mon, 07 Jan 2019 23:54:50 -0500 William R. Parks

Last month, Xbox One owners were treated to a playable demo of Capcom's much anticipated action adventure game, Devil May Cry 5. While that demo is no longer available for download, the company has just announced that another one is on the horizon.

Taking to Twitter, Capcom confirmed that the next Devil May Cry 5 demo will be available beginning February 7. Additionally, this demo will be playable on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — news that is certain to be met with excitement by those that were not able to play the first demo on their Sony consoles.

Furthermore, Capcom's Tweet thanks those Xbox One players that downloaded the previous demo. It also features a GIF of Nero showing off his new robotic arm, the Devil Breaker.

In Devil May Cry 5's first demo, fans were able to play almost an entire mission from the game, controlling the aforementioned cybernetically appendaged character. This included a boss battle with Goliath, and the demo gave players access to several weapons: the Red Queen sword, the Blue Rose hand cannon, and two different Devil Breakers.

Of course, many fans are champing at the bit for their next opportunity to experience Devil May Cry 5, and some are trying to cope with the fact that they will have to wait another month to do so. However, the most disappointed group is certain to be PC owners, as no demo has been announced for them at this time.

It has been 11 years since the release of the last mainline Devil May Cry, which has built considerable excitement for this new entry. While the full title will not be available until March, the February demo will be a great opportunity for fans to get their fix in the interim.

10 Most Anticipated Action Games of 2019 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:32:50 -0500 Jordan Baranowski


Tom Clancy’s The Division 2


Developer: Massive Entertainment
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: March 15, 2019


Looking to build off the successes of the first game and address some of the issues that many players had, Tom Clancy's The Division 2 looks to update its brand of squad-based shooter with its 2019 release. The game takes place about half a year after the original, and will allow players to team up in small groups to take on objectives in an ever-changing world.


The main focus for Massive Entertainment with The Division 2 is on the endgame content. A big gripe with the original was that there was not enough for players to do as they got to the end of the game, so high-level raids and large (free!) DLC support is in the plans for the sequel.


The Division 2 is available for preorder now, and doing so will gain you access to the private beta when it becomes available. The game will release in full on March 15, 2019.


Editor's note 2/12/19: We played The Division 2 PC beta. Here are our thoughts




Are there any other games you're looking forward to in 2019 that aren't on this list? Let us know in the comments below!


Gears 5


Developer: The Coalition
Platforms: PC, Xbox One
Release Date: 2019


Don't let the title fool you - they may have dropped "of War," but Gears 5 is another entry in the Gears of War series. Even more confusingly, it is actually the sixth entry, since Gears of War: Judgment came between the third and fourth games.


Those semantics aside, it seems like we can expect more of the third-person, cover-based shooting that the Gears series has always done so well. Many characters we know and love, including series mainstay Marcus Fenix, will be returning in Gears 5, but it will pick up where Gears of War 4 left off. Players will control Kait Diaz, who is searching for the origin of the Locust and her own family history.


Gears will feature both single player and multiplayer and crossplay between Xbox One and PC players. It is expected to release sometime in 2019.


Bayonetta 3


Developer: Platinum Games
latforms: Switch
Release Date: 2019


The good news is that Bayonetta 3 is in development and should be coming out in 2019. The bad news is this: if you don't own a Nintendo Switch, you're out of luck. The third game of the trilogy is coming exclusively to Nintendo's platform, but it will look to continue the title character's story and bring plenty of blisteringly difficult challenges to players.


The story of Bayonetta is... difficult to explain. Here goes: you play as a sexy witch who has guns for shoes and a magical outfit that is made out of her own hair. She is over-the-top flirtatious, constantly posing during fights and making double entendres. She utilizes her hair as a weapon, crafting it into giant monsters in order to battle creatures of heaven and hell.


It's... complicated.


What it does extremely well is crazy action - think Devil May Cry but sped up a few degrees. The combat system rewards twitch reflexes and massive combos, so there is a lot of level for mastery here. The story is, as we mentioned, totally off the wall - but the game is also well aware of that fact, and never gets to the point of being annoying with its self-awareness. Switch owners will need to keep their eyes open, as Bayonetta 3 is hopefully coming in 2019.


DOOM Eternal


Developer: id Software
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One
Release Date: 2019


2016's DOOM reboot was an extremely pleasant surprise, and id Software is looking to continue that goodwill with a direct sequel, entitled DOOM Eternal. The demons have begun to invade Earth and, of course, only you can stop them.


One of the best aspects of the reboot of DOOM was how well the developers captured the adrenaline-pumping feel of the original games. The are looking to push this even further in the sequel, offering plenty of incentive for the player to be aggressive in their demon-murdering spree. One of the coolest new additions comes in the form of the "Meat Hook," a grappling gun attachment on the shotgun that allows players to grapple into an enemy and unload a powerful shotgun blast as soon as they get close. Get ready for plenty of gore.


DOOM Eternal will also feature a Dark Souls-esque multiplayer option that will let players invade others' games as demons. id Software appears to be hitting the "more of what people liked" button with DOOM Eternal, and it is expected sometime in 2019.


Cyberpunk 2077


Developer: CD Projekt Red
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: TBA


CD Projekt Red's follow up to one of the greatest games of all time, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, looks to be a similarly ambitious title. Cyberpunk 2077 draws its inspiration from the tabletop RPG Cyberpunk 2020, and it looks to take the powerful story telling and grey morality of The Witcher into a science fiction future.


In Cyberpunk 2077, players take control of a character named V. Unlike The Witcher's Geralt, V is fully customizable: look, gender, skills, and more are all determined by the player and how they want to approach the game. It takes place in a massive open world: a futuristic megacity called Night City, California. 


Cyberpunk 2077 looks massively ambitious and, if done right, could be yet another massive win for CD Projekt Red. There's no guarantee it is coming out in 2019, but we can certainly keep our fingers crossed.


Skull & Bones


Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: 2019


Sadly, Skull & Bones is not a stealth-action game featuring George W. Bush as he infiltrates his alma mater’s secret society. Rather, it takes elements from the much beloved Assassin’s Creed pirate-themed entry Black Flag, and will allow players to live out their favorite pirate fantasies - no bottle of rum needed. However, for maximum enjoyment, one would be highly encouraged.


Skull & Bones is a third-person game that features a single player campaign, but its main draw is its multiplayer naval combat. Each player will play as a pirate captain, and can party up with up to five others to sail the high seas and engage in ship-to-ship combat. Ubisoft is promising all sorts of variables to play into the game’s combat, including wind conditions and how rough the ocean is. It will also provide players with a variety of ships to choose from, mimicking the “classes” of squad-based shooters. This promises a variety of strategies and playstyles, and will hopefully keep things fresh as the game ages.


There is no definitive release date yet for Skull & Bones yet, but it is expected in 2019. Keep your eyes on the horizon for more details as they become available.


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice


Developer: FromSoftware
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: March 22, 2019


FromSoftware, best known for the Dark Souls series and its spiritual sequel Bloodborne, has a new third person, melee combat title coming out in 2019. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice looks like it isn’t a complete Souls-alike, while still utilizing elements of its character design and combat.


Sekiro takes place in 16th century Japan, and the player takes control of a shinobi who has lost his arm in battle. When the shinobi awakens, he has been given a prosthetic arm (which the player can customize with different tools and upgrades) and leaves to seek revenge - the man who wounded him also kidnapped his master.


Rather than utilizing the mysterious story and character creation of Dark Souls, Sekiro looks to tell a bit more of a coherent story while offering plenty of the chunky, timing-based combat that players expect from FromSoftware. There will be stealth elements involved as well as a unique combat system that allows players to open up enemy defenses before striking with a precise killing blow. Look for it in late March.


Devil May Cry 5


Developer: Capcom
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: March 8, 2019


Capcom’s stylish, over-the-top action series is returning in March of 2019. Dante and Nero will be returning, slaying demons and looking both cool and cheesy as they do it. A new, playable character named only “V” will also be joining the fray, and a lot of our favorite elements of the series will be on full display.


Of course, the outrageous set pieces are always a highlight of the Devil May Cry series, and Capcom has released footage from the game so far that shows that this element will be back in full force. Dante will be wielding several new weapons, including a pair of gauntlets named after Balrog from the Street Fighter series and a pair of buzzsaws that transform into a motorcycle (!) named Cavaliere. V reportedly has a completely different fighting style than both Dante and Nero, but how exactly it will work has yet to be revealed.


Grab your wraparound sunglasses and shotgun some Mountain Dew. Devil May Cry 5 is coming in March.




Developer: BioWare
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: February 22, 2019


BioWare’s first title since putting the finishing touches on the Mass Effect series, Anthem is a brand new IP that looks to combine third person shooting and action role-playing elements into a squad-based, open world MMO. If that sounds like it ticks all your boxes, you aren’t alone. BioWare is banking on Anthem being the go to choice for groups of gamers to team up and take down foes.


In Anthem, each player will take on the role of a Freelancer, mercenaries who battle throughout the world in customized exosuits equipped with powerful weapons and abilities. These exosuits, called Javelins, will come equipped with a variety of skill sets and will allow player customization. For taking on high-leveled quests, squads of up to four will need to work together to synchronize abilities and make the most of their Javelins’ powers.


Anthem comes out in late February for PC and consoles.


Kingdom Hearts 3


Developer: Square Enix
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: January 25, 2019


Kingdom Hearts 2 came out back in 2005. 2005! Think of how young and innocent we all were back then! If you count the spinoffs, reboots, remixes, and games with crazy titles like Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days. It’s tough to wrap your brain around, but 2019’s release will somehow only be the “third” game in the Square/Disney collaboration.


One of the most interesting aspects of the Kingdom Hearts series is getting to experience all the different worlds from Disney movies, and Kingdom Hearts 3 has several new entries to the series. Worlds based on Frozen, Big Hero 6, Toy Story, Tangled, and Monsters, Inc. will all play into the game. Confirmed returning worlds and characters include inspiration from Hercules, Winnie the Pooh, and Pirates of the Caribbean.


Kingdom Hearts has a pretty bonkers story, and it will be interesting where the next true entry in the series brings to the table involving the Heartless, Organization XIII, and the like. Luckily, we don’t have long to wait until its release.


2019 is looking to push the envelope for action games. If you’re a gamer who wants to get there blood flowing, you’ve come to the right place. 


Many of our most anticipated action games of 2019 are sequels to established franchises. Some of these franchises are long dormant, but they should be familiar to any savvy modern gamer. A few of these games are brand new IPs, however, and could offer a breath of fresh air to those who are sick of those well-worn treads.


Whether you want shooting, swords, or Keyblades to get your jollies in, these are some of our most anticipated action titles of 2019.

TGS 2018: Devil May Cry 5 Gameplay Trailer Shows Dante in Action Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:42:54 -0400 QuintLyn

While Devil May Cry 5's release date is still almost six months away, that doesn't mean Capcom isn't more than happy to show us a bit to start the hype train early.

And what better time to do that than at Tokyo Game Show 2018, which just kicked off. To get things rolling, the developer dropped an all-new DMC5 gameplay trailer right off the bat.

Dante and company find themselves in a Red Grave City overrun by demons. But these creatures have taken over more than the city -- they're literally everywhere. The trailer highlights some of the game's story elements and characters, but it doesn't take long for it to get right into the action.

Players will recognize Dante's sword Rebellion, and his guns Ebony and Ivory -- although they might be most impressed with an oddly designed motorcycle that splits at the handlebars to become dual-blade weapons.

If you're interested in watching the Devil May Cry 5 gameplay trailer, it's available on the Capcom YouTube channel. Watch all the way to the end. It's worth it. 

Once you're done watching that, be sure to check out this second trailer highlighting one of the game's weapons. I'd tell you what it is, but you'll find out when you watch the end of the gameplay trailer.

And, if you haven't gotten enough DMC goodness after that, you can also check out our analysis of the E3 2018 announcement trailer, complete with a look back at where the series left off.

Analysis of the Devil May Cry 5 Trailer Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:52:19 -0400 Zack Palm

During Microsoft's press conference at E3, Phil Spencer announced a number of great titles releasing on the platform many fans could look forward to playing the future. One unexpected title came out of this press conference: the return of a numbered Devil May Cry game.

Since the game does have a number at the end of the title says a lot about what to expect from this game. As a result, there's plenty to digest and break down in not only the trailer but where the game is headed based on where the Devil May Cry 4 entry ended in the series. Let's go through it together!

When Does It Take Place?

The last numbered entry in the Devil May Cry series released in 2008, and it was Devil May Cry 4. Fans have been hungry for a new entry for the past ten years and now they finally have it.

This game does not pick up immediately following Devil May Cry 4. It takes place several years after the end of the fourth game. By how much, remains unknown. So far, the Capcom team have not announced concrete details and plan to release more information during throughout the year.

Who's In The Trailer?

The trailer features a young man with short white hair, who dashes around, killing demons with a flashy sword with plenty of attitude. While many who only know about the 2013 reboot DMC: Devil May Cry, those who believe this to be Dante, are incorrect. This is Nero, a character who first showed up as a character in Devil May Cry 4.

How does he fit into the overall story? When he made his debut, he was actively hunting Dante during the first part of Devil May Cry 4 for the Order of the Sword, a cult that worships Sparda, a powerful demon and the father of Dante and Vergil, the latter of the two fell during Devil May Cry 3

Nero later rebelled against the Order and found himself teaming up with Dante. The two were able to defeat the game's main antagonist together and then parted ways; Nero also learned and came to terms with the fact he had Sparda's blood in him. At the time, the game didn't dive into specific details about how he's connected to Dante's family. But he's certainly a part of it.

Early on in the trailer we're introduced to a new ally who fights at Nero's side, Nico. She provides some narrative details to a soldier about how she and Nero know each other. Apparently, between Devil May Cry 4 and this entry, Nero lost his right arm and needed a new one. She possess a unique of skill set to build him a brand new one that comes with plenty of bells and whistles.

The right arm gets shown pointedly throughout the entire trailer, and will definitely make for a unique gameplay mechanic. 

The reason Nico had to make that metal arm for Nero was because a shady figure took his right arm from him, which we see in the middle of the trailer. Why does the right arm matter?

It was Nero's source of demon power, called Devil Bringer. This may serve as a plot point in the game or something we learn about later on as more details about Devil May Cry 5 surface. The importance of Devil Bringer in this story remains unknown, but despite having lost it, it won't stop Nero from killing an army of demons.

Near the end of the trailer we see the series' original protagonist himself: Dante. He's riding a slick motorcycle, sporting a little facial hair, and the same cocky-grin he's known for. Because he was shown near the end of the trailer, it's unclear how much he'll get featured in the story. He may return as a recurring character who actively assists Nero throughout the story, or one that shows up every so often to provide small amounts of fan service. Either way, he's in it!

What Do We Know Of The Plot So Far?

Only a small amount of details have released so far. We do know this: a demon tree has spawned in the middle of Red Grave City and leads to another demon invasion. This invasion brings our new protagonists, Nero and Nico, to the scene of the crime where they fight hordes and hordes of demons. Nico serves as Nero's sidekick who can crafty him weapons and upgrades to use during his crusade of purging this demon threat.

While in Red Grave City, the pair are on the search for Dante, for reasons unknown. It's likely because Nero lost Devil Bringer and wishes to have it returned to him, but that remains speculation. 

Dante's role in this? Again, he's there, but how he fits into the overall story remains unknown. Regardless, he's involved and he'll likely show up plenty of times to serve the fans eager to learn more about what he's been up to.

Any Gameplay?

There's a brief amount of gameplay during this trailer, which is always good!

The action starts at 1:13 in the trailer. You can clearly see Nero using his robot arm to shock his foes, along with him utilizing his sword to slash down any demon foolish enough to stand in his way. There's plenty of quick, adrenaline-pumping action in this trailer, so don't expect the gameplay to be any different! Nero does quite a bit with his robot arm, such as firing his hand to pull him closer to enemies, grappling his foes, and even slowing down time to make some clean strikes.

Since Nero lost his right arm, Devil Bringer, it'll be interesting to see how they work in any demon powers at all into the gameplay. Though, the robot arm's unique characteristics seem to make up for that greatly.

During 1:32 of the trailer, we clearly see these magical cogs wrapped around a demon, slowing them down. How this was done was not disclosed. Was it the technology of the right arm, or some magic Nero can still tap into?  

Regardless, the gameplay certainly looks like a Devil May Cry game, and fans should get excited.

What About The DMC Reboot?

Because this is an official entry in the Devil May Cry series, it goes beyond the reboot that launched in 2013 by Ninja Theory. Capcom did not detail if they're scrapping the reboot. This may depend on the overall reception of Devil May Cry 5. If it does well, they could sweep the reboot under the rug and continue on their path of creating new stories in the main game series. There's a lot of factors they have to consider.

But this may serve as the nail in the coffin, especially since they released the remastered Devil May Cry collection for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018. This collection features the first three Devil May Cry games.

However, because it's been five years since the reboot was first released, it's safe to say it was an attempt on their part, but they won't continue forward with me. Plus, the massive amount of attention the Devil May Cry 5 announcement is receiving only proves the popularity of the main series with fans.


The trailer announces the game will release in Spring 2019 for PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox. For information about Devil May Cry 5 and any E3 announcements, keep it here at GameSkinny.

Missing in action: 9 games that were conspicuously absent from E3 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:35:24 -0400 Ty Arthur


What were you hoping to see at this year's edition of the E3 extravagnaza, and do you agree with our picks of what was most conspicuously missing?


There was plenty of interesting material covered however, with more than enough to tide over fans until the next wave of big announcements hit.


If you missed any of the E3 2016 reveals, be sure to check out our (highly scientific) rundown of the best games revealed at this year's expo.


System Shock 3


It should go without saying that this hallowed sci-fi / horror series that inspired by mighty Bioshock is more than a little anticipated by fans.


We know for a fact this one is actually happening – closing in on two decades after the previous game – but the question mark is when and what it will look like.


E3 would have been a great place to absolutely steal the show, but it wasn't to be. Maybe next year?


Shadow Of Mordor sequel


The game-changing mechanics on this Peter Jackson-inspired trek into the Lord Of The Rings lore had me absolutely hooked, sinking an absurd number of hours into completing every last dagger, sword, and bow legend while taking on more orcs than any army ever could.


There's an addicting quality here that keeps players coming back to nab those final diabolical achievements (and by the way, somehow after 100 hours I STILL haven't gotten the White Rider achievement).


Since then it's been a nail-biting wait to see if we'll get a sequel, either continuing the story or (even better) going in some new direction. Part 2 wouldn't have to feature the same characters or even take place in the same area – Middle Earth is huge, and even Mordor itself has lots of unexplored territory. While there's tons of love about the original, some upgrades wouldn't hurt either – particularly in the final boss battle department.


Unfortunately nothing concrete landed at E3 this year, so its likely going to be months at the least before an announcement comes, if indeed a sequel is even being developed at this point.




So we did get a Zelda reveal, and that's nothing to sneeze at with how massively behind Nintendo has been to everyone else lately, but a serious Metroid definitely would have done wonders for a flagging fan base.


Other than the impending Federation Force, a title that completely changes the gameplay and even had fans launching a petition for cancellation, there hasn't been a major Metroid entry in years, with the Wii U getting mostly skipped over. Hopefully a new and worthy successor will launch with the NX?


Devil May Cry


After the reboot DmC back in 2013, it was unclear where the series would go, and whether we'd get a Devil May Cry 5 or something else. Either way, fans will have to wait a little longer for news on this game that isn't even officially acknowledged yet.


Rumors continue to circulate this is the year we get a definite answer and some news, but alas, it wasn't to be at E3. Maybe sometime around the holiday buying frenzy we'll get some screenshots?


Dead Island 2


Although it made our list of most anticipated horror-themed games slated for release this year, its time to finally accept the reality of the situation: this game is never coming. The E3 absence seems to pretty well confirm that sad fact.


The first trailer for this game came out more than two years ago, and in that time it has passed hands between developers multiple times, had release dates come and go, and even been officially removed from the Steam store. R.I.P. Dead Island 2.


Kingdom Hearts III


Another title everyone wants that never seems to have enough info to spare, the absence of Kingdom Hearts III is actually understandable this time around due to the upcoming release of the oddly named Kingdom Hearts 2.8 later this year.


Still, we want to see more of what to expect from this massively-anticipated cutesy RPG, so get it on it already Square Enix!


Red Dead Redemption 2


This is another title that people were all but guaranteeing would appear this year at E3 but somehow either got culled from the lineup... or was never planned to be announced at all and fans just ran with a rumor.


That same rumor mill is running rampant that news of the release is being delayed in respect for the victims of the recent Orlando shooting at Pulse due to the game's content, but there's been no official statement to that effect from anyone at Take Two or Rockstar.


Nintendo NX


While this wasn't unexpected – Nintendo did say we shouldn't have our hopes up for an E3 announcement – it does seem like a misstep to not start getting the hype train rolling for the NX.


Considering how the Wii U is essentially dead in the water and an absolute non-entity at this point in the console cycle, the NX needs an absolutely overpowering campaign of force to break out and overtake the PS4 and Xbox One, especially with both of those consoles about to get updated “.5” versions.


It's a shame the Wii U never got the traction (or the game catalog) it deserved, as that controller setup is actually really fun - especially with games like Rayman where the player on the GamePad controller has a very different experience.


When do you think Nintendo is finally going to get serious about the NX news, and do you think it will be able to compete?


The Last Of Us 2


I don't feel out of line in saying this must have been the most anticipated game that everyone expected to make an E3 appearance this year. Several sites even went so far as to announce news that the game would be officially confirmed at the expo when some info from Naughty Dog supposedly “leaked.”


Yet for all the hype and certainty, the follow-up to this emotionally devastating post-apocalyptic game was nowhere to be found. Fans were particularly on board at this point in time, with an Easter egg in Uncharted 4 indicating a Last Of Us 2 should be inbound any time now.


Whether a prequel, sequel, or something else entirely, its safe to say fans want to see this made, and they want it sooner rather than later.


The smoke has finally cleared: E3 is over, and all the biggest game development news has officially arrived that is going to arrive for the next few months.


There's no question we saw some amazing upcoming titles at this year's edition of the annual gaming mecca, from the first official look at the upcoming mythology-swapping God Of War to a new Zelda entry, a surprising change of pace with Resident Evil, and even some new footage on the delayed-but-not-forgotten Horizon: Zero Dawn.


For all that gaming goodness, we couldn't help but notice the conspicuous absence of some major series that didn't appear during the festivities.


Whether oversight, purposeful tactical choice, or just a timing issue as development drags on, these eight games (and one piece of hardware) all feel like they should have been prominently displayed at E3 2016.