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Devil May Cry 5 gets an exclusive Xbox One Demo, additional details on both V and other game features

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Devil May Cry 5

During The Game Awards last night, Capcom and Microsoft unveiled an exclusive demo for Devil May Cry 5 on Xbox One that’s available from today. There’s also a brand new trailer showing off more of the mysterious V character, so let’s get stuck in to those reveals and the game features we can expect.

The Devil May Cry 5 exclusive Xbox One demo is sexy and stylish, seeing players assume the role of young demon hunter Nero on the streets of Red Grave City as he takes on several demons, including the Mighty Goliath in the eternal battle between the forces of good and evil. Players can perform devastating attacks on enemies using Nero’s special Devil Breaker arms designed by his partner in crime and self-professed “weapons artist”, Nico. Combined with melee attacks using his ‘Red Queen’ sword and the long range firepower of his ‘Blue Rose’ handgun, the power of Nero’s Devil Breaker arms make the dramatic, adrenaline-fuelled action even more thrilling. This exclusive Xbox One demo gives should provide a decent first taste of what to expect when the Devil May Cry series returns with the launch of Devil May Cry 5 on 8th March, 2019.

Those tuning into The Game Awards were also treated to a plethora of details about the mysterious character V and a trailer that really shows off his nifty abilities. Sure, V may appear weak next to Nero and Dante, but he has the ability to unleash a unique fighting style that sees him summon three different demons to assist in battle:

  • Shadow – a swift, four-legged panther-like creature with savage agility that sees him change his shape into sharp blades and needles for perfectly executed close-range attacks
  • Griffon – a bird-like demon possessing aerial combat skills, which allows him to carry V across Red Grave City and shoot lightning bolts at enemies from up above
  • Nightmare – the most powerful of V’s demons. Nightmare’s gigantic size sees him destroy enemies with just his basic attack, and he can also fire beams of light to destroy any approaching foes.

Utilising a combination of all three demons’ powers, players can take their enemies down to the brink of death, allowing V to swing into battle and finish them off with a devastating cane attack.

And finally, Capcom have revealed a few more of the game’s features, including the return of the fan-favourite Bloody Palace Mode, which is arriving as a free update shortly after launch in April, 2019. It’s an ultra swift paced elimination mode that pits players against hordes of fast-approaching enemies and bosses until they reach the end. Details on the Cameo System in Devil May Cry 5 were also announced, where players’ worlds will collide with other demon hunters; other players can be seen making special guest appearances in the game as they battle other demons around Red Grave City. Players have the ability to rate each other’s cameos in-game by rating their gameplay “Stylish!” if they’re impressed by their skills.

Don’t forget, Devil May Cry 5 is coming to the Xbox One, PS4 and PC on, 8th March, 2019. In the meantime, give the latest trailer a watch and then go download the Devil May Cry 5 exclusive Xbox One demo!

James Birks
James Birks
Been gaming casually since the SNES as a youngster but found my true passion for games on the Playstation 1 (the forbidden word ooo). My addiction grew to its pinnacle with the purchase of an Xbox 360 & Xbox Live Service. A recovering GS hunter that will still play literally any game.
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