DmC: Devil May Cry 2 is a game Capcom’s Series Director, Hideaki Itsuno, wants to make.
“I really wanted to make a DmC: Devil May Cry 2, after the first one,” Itsuno told VG247, referencing Ninja Theory’s alternate take on the Devil May Cry universe.
“I was really pumped up to do it, and then that didn’t happen. So… when it came time to make a new game, we said, alright, let’s make Devil May Cry 5. ”
And so Capcom did. Devil May Cry 5 was announced back at E3 2018 earlier this year.
Itsuno did acknowledge that DmC: Devil May Cry 2 wasn’t the best for his team, and said he’d like to work with Ninja Theory on a proper sequel.
“If you think about it… it probably wouldn’t make sense to have these guys make a DmC 2,” he said. “That’s something that Ninja Theory should collaborate with Capcom on, y’know? It would be different – it would lose something if we tried to do that only in Osaka. So it really made sense that we’d go to a sequel to DMC4. It’s something that the people in Osaka have more of a frame of reference for.”
Devil May Cry 5 heads to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 8 March 2018.