Devil May Cry is a 2019 action-adventure game developed and published by Capcom. It is the sixth installment in the franchise and the fifth installment of the mainline Devil May Cry series. The game takes place five years after Devil May Cry 4 and follows a trio of warriors with demonic powers: the returning Dante, Nero and a new protagonist named V as they attempt to stop the Demon King Urizen from destroying the human world. Capcom released it for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 8 March 2019. Across their journey in Red Grave City, the player can use these characters in different missions. Each of them has their own way of fighting and becoming stronger. As this happens, the mystery behind V is revealed along with his connection with Urizen.
Dante plays like his Devil May Cry 4 persona as he can change between four styles to create new techniques or parry enemy attacks. The first character is Nero who was introduced in Devil May Cry 4. He retains his Red Queen sword for melee combat, and the Blue Rose double-barreled revolver. However, he does not have his demonic arm from the previous game but has an assortment of new robotic arms called Devil Breakers instead. These have a variety of functions like grabbing enemies from a distance or stopping time to freeze an enemy in place. Nero can also find Devil Breakers during stages. Devil Breakers are powerful but fragile, and can be destroyed if used incorrectly. Late in the story, Nero has access to the Devil Trigger move which expands his combat skills.
Along with his signature blade “Rebellion” and the Demonic “Devil Sword Sparda”, Dante uses two new Devil Arms, a pair of buzzsaw-like weapons that combine into a motorcycle called “Cavaliere”, and a set of fiery gauntlets and boots called “Balrog”. Dante also wields “King Cerberus”, a stronger version of the Cerberus nunchaku introduced in Devil May Cry 3. He also wears the “Dr. Faust”, a hat that requires red orbs to attack; it is a risk/reward weapon depending on the player’s actions. Dante can use both “Kalina Ann” from Devil May Cry 3 and the new enhanced “Kalina Ann 2” as substitutes for the guns, as well as both versions at the same time.
The gameplay features the return of Dante and Nero as playable characters, along with a new character, named V. The gameplay is similar to that of the other titles in the Devil May Cry series, focusing on fast-paced “stylish action”; The player fights off hordes of demons with a variety of attacks and weapons. They receive a style-rating for combat based on a number of factors, such as move variety, the length of a combo and dodging attacks. The game’s music changes based on the player’s performance in combat. Every time the player interacts with the mechanic Nico or finds a statue, he can buy new abilities for each character. Like previous games, this title has a Bloody Palace mode where the player can face multiple types of demons in a single area.