Devil May Cry 5 Demo - Back Home and Looking Better Than Ever

February 19, 2019
Devil May Cry 5 Demo - Back Home and Looking Better Than Ever
Image source: Capcom USA Facebook page

After the somewhat disappointing reboot (which was developed by Ninja Theory) back in 2013, Devil May Cry is back home at Capcom and boy is it looking good. The demo for the game is available and I just finished my third playthrough. So here are some of my thoughts on the demo.

My Thoughts

Yup, it’s Devil May Cry alright. As I said, Capcom is the developer again and judging from the demo, they’re doing a stellar job. In the demo, you’ll be playing as Nero, the main character of Devil May Cry 4.

You’ve seen the trailers, you know our boy loses his demonic arm but now he has a brand-spankin' new metal arm, or should I say arms. You’ll get to play around with three of these Devil Breakers as they’re called.

My personal favorite has to be the Gerbera. It launches Nero into the air via a shockwave produced by the arm. The Gerbera is awesome against big bosses and you’ll get to try it out against one in the demo.

Nero still has his trusty Red Queen (sword) and his Blue Rose (pistol) though. The combat system and the combos are pretty similar to Devil May Cry 4 so if you’ve played that game you should feel right at home.

The controls, however, are a bit weird. The default melee button (on PS4 at least) is the triangle button. Games usually use the square button for that. Thankfully, you can remap the controls so it’s no big deal I just thought it was weird and worth pointing out.

Another thing worth pointing out is that R2 and the D-pad are not mapped to anything. Now, this is a demo and maybe they’ll have some purpose in the full game but for now, they’re just kinda there. I would have liked to switch up my Devil Breakers during combat and I thought I could. But when I instinctively pressed the D-pad nothing happened.

Another thing returning are the orbs. I mean, it wouldn’t be a Devil May Cry game without them. However, we will not be seeing the return of the statue store thingies we’re familiar with in the series. It seems like this time around we’ll be spending our hard earned orbs at Nico’s van.

Nicoletta Goldstein or Nico for short is a new character in the series. She’s the creator of the Devil Breakers and will be Nero’s vendor and moral support. In the demo, Nero uses a phone booth to call her up. So it looks like those phone booths will be the thing we’re looking for when we’re in need of upgrades.


Devil May Cry 5 is likely going to be the best DMC game to date. This demo plays great, it looks amazing, and it provides that core DMC experience. I haven’t noticed any technical issues with the demo and I’ve played through it about ten times. But if any exist Capcom has more than enough time to patch them up.

I’ve had a lot of fun with the demo and I suggest you try it out for yourselves if you haven't already. The game is set to release on March 8th for PS4, XBOX ONE, and PC. And as always peeps, for more articles like this one and pretty much anything gaming related stay tuned your favorite pc, console and mobile games news site - GameBuz.