Capcom has officially announced "Devil May Cry 5" during Microsoft's panel presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo event after a lot of leaked information and rumors surrounding it had spread throughout the internet. The new sequel will feature "DMC4's" main hero, Nero, as he smacks demonic entities in Red Grave City with a new arsenal and the same snarky attitude.

New details emerged regarding the game's possible release date, as Capcom plans to launch it next year (2019), along with the "Resident Evil 2" remake. Game director Hideaki Itsuno talked more about the sequel's development during a feature of Inside Xbox.

Hideaki Itsuno on 'Devil May Cry 5'

According to Hideaki Itsuno, "Devil May Cry 5" is part of the main DMC series and it is set several years after events of the fourth game. Itsuno mentioned that Dante gave Nero a gift, the neon sign of the Devil May Cry shop in the game's novelization. Nero has left the Order of the Sword and has established his own demon hunting agency.

Nero's right arm that houses the Devil Bringer was cut off by an unnamed individual and he swears revenge against that person. He now sports a robot arm called Devil Breaker, made by the new female lead, Nico. The Devil Breaker is similar to the Devil Bringer, as Nero can snatch enemies and throw them around like rag dolls.

However, the Breaker has its own move set to separate itself, such as a Lightning Palm, time manipulation, and a rocket arm.

Itsuno stated in the Inside Xbox featurette that it has been ten years since the "DMC4" and his boss told him that if he wanted to make the sequel relevant they must make it different and unique to itself.

The developers used the same game engine software from "Resident Evil 7" to design the characters, and, at the same time, retain the same action-packed pace of the franchise.

Release date plans for 'DMC5'

According to WCCFTech, a new report from Capcom's Investor Relations revealed that plan to release "Devil May Cry 5" before the end of March 2019, which is within the company's financial year.

The E3 2018 trailer stated that the game is set on spring 2019 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, and the Japanese publisher can use it to hype it up by revealing more game details and adding new features. Capcom will try to surpass the success they made last year from "Monster Hunter: World" and "Street Fighter 5" by making "DMC5" and the "Resident Evil 2" remake a success in the video game industry next year.