DmC: Devil May Cry Sequel Is Possible, According To Capcom

Producer Matt Walker confirms what series director Hideaki Itsuno has already stated.
A sequel to Ninja Theory's DmC Devil May Cry is still very much possible, according to a Capcom producer.
A sequel to Ninja Theory's DmC Devil May Cry is still very much possible, according to a Capcom producer. Capcom

It seems that contrary to popular belief among Devil May Cry fans, there are actually a lot of people who liked DmC: Devil May Cry. Capcom recently came out and said that a sequel for the Ninja Theory alternative Dante spinoff may still happen, despite the vocal opposition from some of the more diehard fans of the series.

In an interview with a Slovakian gaming outlet (translated by Feed4Gamers), Devil May Cry 5’s producer Matt Walker initially talked about the game’s development and the implementation of the Bloody Palace game mode. After a bit of info, however, the questions segue into what the future holds for the Devil May Cry series, specifically Ninja Theory’s take on Dante in DmC: Devil May Cry.

“As you mentioned, on the dev side we certainly wanted to and thought we would work with Ninja Theory again to create a sequel to DmC, but that unfortunately didn’t get off the ground,” Walker said. “We’d still love to see a sequel, but we think it absolutely has to be made by Ninja Theory – so much of the amazing style and substance in that game was only possible because they have such a knack for what’s cool. It wouldn’t be DmC without Ninja Theory.”

It would be interesting to see Ninja Theory return to the series, as even series director Hideaki Itsuno has stated in a previous interview that Devil May Cry 5 only really materialized after plans for the DmC: Devil May Cry sequel fell apart.

The Devil May Cry series has a somewhat colorful development history, one that deserves a separate piece of its own. To keep it short, however, the game started out with the development of the first Devil May Cry, then directed by Hideki Kamiya, who is well-known for the original Resident Evil 2. The sequel, Devil May Cry 2, was notably missing Kamiya’s involvement, with an unknown director stepping in to develop the title. The game was in development hell for a while, and when it seemed like it was going to be ultimately canned due to the number of mistakes it had made, in comes Hideaki Itsuno during the last five months of development. The game received a mixed reception, although major props were given to Itsuno’s handling of a massive shipwreck.

Itsuno then made the series into what it is today with the release of Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening. That title went on to receive critical acclaim and cemented his position as the future director of the next installments, Devil May Cry 4 and Devil May Cry 5.

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