Devil May Cry 5 is coming out in a couple more months and director Hideaki Itsuno made a stop in South Korea where he answered some questions about its story, using the RE Engine, and more. [Thanks, Ruliweb via Gamestalk.]
Why does the story take place after Devil May Cry 2?
Hideaki Itsuno, Director: “You’ll understand why it takes place after Devil May Cry 2 after playing the game.”
What was some of the difficult parts about using the RE Engine?
Hideaki Itsuno: “The RE Engine was originally made for Resident Evil 7, so it was troublesome implementing the rough action that comes from a game like Devil May Cry. We put effort into the engine’s processing speed and enhanced performance.”
With there being three protagonists, about how long will its play time be?
Hideaki Itsuno: “Based on our development team, the total play time is around 15 to 16 hours.”
The visuals are close to that of DmC Devil May Cry, but can you tell us what’s next for DmC?
Hideaki Itsuno: “We went after a photorealistic look so it may appear that way, but we were actually going for something Hollywood-esque, like The Avengers. As for what’s next for DmC, it is hard to say.”
Will there be any additional playable characters?
Hideaki Itsuno: “Perhaps we can add more if there’s enough demand from fans.”
Are there any secret areas, items, monsters, or extra powerful monsters?
Hideaki Itsuno: “There are some secret weapons.”
Devil May Cry 5 releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC worldwide on March 8, 2019. A demo will arrive to consoles on February 7, 2019. You can check out its latest gameplay trailer in our previous report for a look at V’s summoning abilities.