The latest updates for "Devil May Cry 5" reveal the sequel's in-game engine will be based on "Resident Evil 2." Capcom also announced that there is a playable demo at the this year's Gamescom event.

The sequel made its debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo and it will feature the return of fan-favorite demon hunters, Nero and Dante. The duo will face an on-going demon invasion in Red Grave City. Nero is assisted by a new female lead, Nico, and she invents a new robot arm called "Devil Breaker" for him as he hunts down the person responsible for cutting-off his Devil Breaker arm.

The game will be available in spring 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC.

Capcom use RE Engine for 'DMC5'

According to Game Rant, Capcom developed "Devil May Cry 5" using the "RE Engine" software from "Resident Evil 7" and the revamped "Resident Evil 2." The Japanese publisher and game developers are striving hard to create photorealistic designs for the characters and achieve a steady 60fps output on its graphics.

The RE Engine scan not just the 3D facial features of the characters, but also their clothes. When players see them they will think that they are actually wearing real fabric clothes in the sequel. While the majority of these scans are done overseas, Capcom is also using this technique in their Osaka studio.

The actors who were hired for the character scans get done in London.

Capcom added that "DMC 5's" animation frames will react to the players' input as each action will respond flawlessly without any sort of delays. Previous titles prioritized response time by canceling animations, but with the new game engine in place, the visuals and movement will be flawless during gameplay at cutscenes.

The sequel will introduce a new playable character named V and he will use a variety of spells to fight demons. The dynamic soundtrack of the game will change whenever players are executing combo moves.

Nico will provide upgrades for Nero's Devil Breaker and each update will unlock new abilities to give players an advantage over stronger monsters and boss fights.

New demo at Gamescom

Capcom announced that "Devil May Cry 5" will have a playable demo at Gamescom 2018 alongside "Resident Evil 2." Dual Shockers reported that game director Hideaki Itsuno will attend the event and will give out new game details and sign autographs for the fans.

The Gamescom event will be held in Cologne, Germany on August 21-25. Video game fans are excited to hear what Itsuno will discuss about the sequel and hope he will possibly make an announcement on its official release date.