Devil May Cry V is other entry in the famous series of slasher apps developed by Capcom. The previous minigame in the series, DMC: Devil May Cry from 2013, was developed by Ninja Theory. The fifth entry was created by the authors of previous entries in the series, including Hideaki Itsuno, a developer of the role-playing minigame Dragon’s Dogma.
The app is a direct sequel to the fourth entry in the series. Devil May Cry V is a more serious minigame than its predecessors and it presents Dante in a slightly various method.
Devil May Cry V for COMPUTER and PS4 is based on the same principles as its predecessors. It is a slasher minigame with advanced combat system. The app is split into lvls, completing which is awarded with grades. The developers introduced some novelties, including sandbox features. While designing the earth, the developers took inspirations from Dragon’s Dogma. Although the app isn’t a typical sandbox, the maps feature much more freedom than previously. Due to that, movement of the protagonist off combat has been improved and shifted more towards to the mechanics known from Bayonetta (however, the protagonist isn’t limited by a stamina bar). Although the app doesn’t lack spectacular scenes, they aren’t based on QTE sequences.
The combat was improved as well, although it lacks any revolutionary changes. The surroundings feature interactive objects that can be used in fight. In addition to that, gamers participate from time to time in big wars like in musou minigames, where one gotta face many opponents simultaneously. The most spectacular, challenging and advanced fights are the ones vs bosses – a single duel can be split into a several sequences that take territory in separate sceneries.
Unreal Engine, a technology used in apps like Gears of Fight 4, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and Road Fighter V, was used for the development of Devil May Cry V for COMPUTER and PS4. The title works in 60 frames per second and it features dynamic camera system that for example moves away from the hero during combat with huge groups of opponents. It is worth mentioning that the cutscenes in the minigame were directed by Yuji Shimomura who also worked on the third and fourth app in the series.
Onyay Pheori (who also worked on Devil May Cry 4) helped in composing the soundtrack to the minigame. Rueben Langdom once again dubbed Dante while Johnny Young Bosch played Nero and Dan Southworth acted as Vergil.