Will it be Devil May Cry 5?
Hideaki Itsuno, the director of Dragon’s Dogma and the last three numbered Devil May Cry games, apparently has a big announcement to make this year. The Capcom game designer tweeted plans to announce his latest game in 2017 over the weekend.
“Happy New Year!” he wrote. “I exert myself in order to announce a new game this year. Thank you.”
While some fans are hoping it will be Dragon’s Dogma 2, the majority of Itsuno’s followers unsurprisingly tweeted their desire for it to Devil May Cry 5. For his part, Itsuno hasn’t dropped any hints as to whether his current project is a new entry into one of those series or something else entirely.
The last Devil May Cry to be developed internally by Capcom and directed by Itsuno was 2008’s Devil May Cry 4. This was followed up by 2014’s redundantly titled DmC: Devil May Cry, but that game was developed by Ninja Theory, though Itsuno did provide oversight to the team.
Dragon’s Dogma was released on consoles in 2012 before finally arriving on PC a year ago. In November, Itsuno stated that he had ideas for the story and setting of a new game in that series, and that the possibility he’d be able to make it was “growing.”
Itsuno also stated at the time that he wanted to create Devil May Cry 5, a sequel to the Rival Schools series he previously worked on, and a new fighting game in the vein of Street Fighter II.