Capcom is releasing the first ever Devil May Cry on the Nintendo Switch in the summer of 2019. That’s all the information we have for now, but it is an interesting development of events. Fans are now expecting to see Dante in a future Smash Bros. Hey, it could happen.
Devil May Cry 5 has released to critical acclaim and the love of the general gaming public. However, the game came out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, thereby leaving the Nintendo Switch in the dust. Poor Nintendo Switch. Well, that’s about to change… kinda. According to the Devil May Cry Twitter, Capcom will be bringing the first ever Devil May Cry, from the ancient times of 2001, to the portable darling in the summer of this year. It’s a bit of a consolation prize, sure, but hey, it’s something.
Now, this news has given rise to some very interesting theories, and one of them in particular stands out. Namely, Hidaki Itsuno, the man behind the series since Devil May Cry 2, spoke with VG247 a while back. In the interview, the question of Dante coming to Smash Bros. came up. Itsuno-san said: “Devil May Cry has never been on a Nintendo platform. So it seems like the first thing to do would be to get Capcom to put Devil May Cry on a Nintendo platform in some way, shape or form – whatever game that might be.” And DMC coming to the Switch technically meets that requirement.
Now, will anything come of it? We’ll have to wait and see. One certainly hopes so. Now, personally, I would hope for more Devil May Cry games making their way to the Switch. Maybe even a ported version of DMC 5. I don’t know if that’s feasible, but it would be cool. Who knows what the future may hold.