Devil May Cry 5 will let players choose the character they will use in some missions for the first time in the series, but the perk comes with the dreaded arrival of microtransactions.
Capcom unveiled the latest entry in the stylish action game series at E3 2018, bringing back the hack-and-slash, fast-paced, over-the-top gameplay that has been the franchise's trademark. The Devil May Cry 5 release date was later revealed for March 8 next year, and now more information about the highly anticipated game has been released.
Devil May Cry 5 Characters
Capcom producer Matt Walker revealed on Discord that for the first time in the Devil May Cry franchise, there will be a character selection screen before some missions. This means that players will be able to play some parts of the game as two or all three protagonists of Devil May Cry 5.
Dante, who has been the face of the Devil May Cry franchise since the first game, will again be part of Devil May Cry 5, but the main protagonist is apparently Nero, Dante's nephew who made his first appearance in Devil May Cry 4. The third character of Devil May Cry 5 is the mysterious V.
Walker, however, did not reveal how many missions will allow players to choose between two or three of the characters. The chosen character will, of course, affect how players tackle a mission, but it remains unclear if the choices will have any effects on the Devil May Cry 5 story.
Devil May Cry 5 Microtransactions
Selecting between the three Devil May Cry 5 characters may be considered as great news, but it comes with the revelation that the game will also come with microtransactions.
At Tokyo Game Show 2018, GameSpot discovered that the Devil May Cry 5 in-game shop will accept real money in exchange for the Red Orbs that players use to upgrade characters. Game director Hideaki Itsuno explained that the learning process of players will likely not be affected, as the upgrades that will be harder to use and master will be much more expensive to unlock.
Devil May Cry 5 PC Requirements
The Devil May Cry 5 PC requirements have also been released on Steam, with a minimum system requirement of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 and a recommended system requirement of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960.
For both setups, the game will require an operating system of Windows 7 or later, a processor of an Intel Core i7-4770 3.4 GHz or better, 8 GB of RAM, and 35 GB of available storage space.
Devil May Cry 5 will also launch on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.