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Nero’s Got Style, Dante Returns in Devil May Cry 5

by Jacob Bukacek

It doesn't matter how cool Nero is, Dante always steals the show.

Capcom gave Devil May Cry fans a big surprise when they announced Devil May Cry 5 at E3 2018. For those who might not have picked up on it, this game follows the original Devil May Cry story line and not the one established by 2013’s DmC: Devil May Cry. This is why fans get to see Nero back in action this time instead of the rebooted versions of Dante or Nero. Speaking of Nero, he appears to have learned a thing or two about style from Dante, because he’s putting on quite the impressive show!

His possessed arm is gone, but Nero has definitely gotten an upgrade with the “Devil Trigger” prosthetic he’s sporting now. Based on what’s shown here, Nero’s new arm grants him immense strength, even better reflexes than the already superb reactions he had in his last adventure, and possibly even the ability to stop time itself. It’s not clear whether or not this capability comes from his hand or not, but it’s a fair bet considering that hand is the most obvious change to Nero’s kit.

The star of this trailer wasn’t Nero, as entertaining as he is. Nope it’s actually the combat and the demonic creatures Nero gets to fight this time around. Devil May Cry 5 may not be a sequel to DmC: Devil May Cry, but it does appear to have taken a page out of its combat book. Nero moves and strikes with stylish flair very similar to reboot-Dante, but with a few noticeable improvements.

Nero can trigger powerful special attacks, grab enemies, and even whip them around with his detachable prosthetic hand. He also appears to have the ability to instantly reflect enemy projectiles while in midair. It’s quite a lot of power for one character to wield but it looks like he’ll need every once of it if he’s going to take down the outlandish enemies shown here.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Devil May Cry game without Dante. Not to worry; he’s back and ready as ever to put down his foes with a flourish. He’s only around for a few seconds, but that was enough time to show-off his combination motorcycle/sword weapon. Enough said right there. Oh, for those wondering about the music in the trailer, it’s part of the soundtrack.

Devil May Cry 5 releases for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 8, 2019.

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