Capcom announced new updates for "Devil May Cry 5," revealing their plans to have microtransactions for certain character upgrades. Game director Hideaki Itsuno explained the full details about them during his interview with GameSpot at the Tokyo Game Show 2018 event.

Game producer Matt Walker also reveal new details about character swaps in the sequel's story and why Capcom took down Dante's battle theme, "Subhuman" from the game. "DMC5" will take place several years after the fourth title as Nero, Dante, V, and their crew goes to Red Grave City to stop a demonic invasion. They will also encounter a powerful demon lord Urizen, who is responsible for chopping off Nero's Devil Bringer arm.

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Adding microtransaction in the sequel

According to GameSpot, director Hideaki Itsuno explained why they decided to add microtransactions into "Devil May Cry 5" after several video game fans discovered that they have the option of spending real money on some upgrades in the Divinity Statues.

"With giving people the ability to purchase Red Orbs, it’s something we want to give people as an option. If they want to save time and just want to get all the stuff at once, those people can do that," Itsuno said.

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"But on the other hand, I don’t feel you have to get all the moves. You should be able to play it the way you want to play it."

While there are no indications of specific prices for certain skills, Itsuno noted that the stuff that players can easily obtain will be cheap, but the harder and more powerful moves will be more expensive.

Capcom previously confirmed that the sequel will not have an online multiplayer feature after fans discovered it on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, and Steam. They also showcased Dante's gameplay trailer complete with his four fighting styles and Devil Arms for battle.

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Character swaps and dropping Dante's theme

According to Game Rant, game producer Mike Walker took down Dante's battle theme, "Subhuman" in "Devil May Cry 5" after receiving tweets from fans regarding the band who made the music, Suicide Silence. It turns out that the band's vocalist, Eddie Hermida, is accused of harassing a 16-year-old fan, and the Japanese publisher recently found out after they finished recording the song.

As a result, he and the rest of the Capcom developers decided to drop the song and asked fans to patiently wait for new updates regarding Dante's theme.

For now, the publisher used Nero's theme "Devil Trigger" to loop in Dante's TGS 2018 gameplay demo.

Walker also talked about character swaps in the game and he stated that it could happen depending on the situation. There are times that one mission will only have one character involved, while there are others mission that allow them to choose two or all three of them.

"DMC5" will launch on March 8, 2019, for the PS4, Xbox One, and the PC.

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