Capcom has always had a reputation of putting out new expansions for games in new forms, whether it be fighting game revisions or content updates like Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. The Devil May Cry series has seen its share of this, as well. Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition retooled the game and added extra content like a playable Vergil; Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition took a few years but added multiple playable characters to the mix; even DmC: Devil May Cry got a retooled and rebalanced Definitive Edition on newer consoles.
It would make sense that Devil May Cry 5, Capcom’s extremely successful fifth game in the series would very quickly get some new content, perhaps in the form of more playable characters from the game’s story as maybe DLC. It turns out that’s not so, as it looks like development for the game has more or less wrapped, according to producer Matt Walker, who appeared on Twitter last night to answer fan questions.
Unfortunately dev on DMC5 is finished. I’d personally like to see the ladies playable too. We can only hope that at some point we can convince the people up top that it’s worth doing.
— Matt Walker (@retroOtoko) April 23, 2019
This does leave the door open for a future Special Edition down the road, but at the moment, it doesn’t look like there’s anything more being worked on for the game. A tweet earlier this month from director Hideaki Itsuno seems to indicate that, now that Bloody Palace mode is out, he has already moved on to whatever his next project may be.
It was a joint cherry-blossom viewing of the DMC 5 team and the new project team.
— Hideaki Itsuno (@tomqe) April 9, 2019
Before the game’s launch, Itsuno also said that he was given the choice between Dragon’s Dogma 2 and Devil May Cry 5 and chose the latter. We could theoretically be in for another seven year wait for a special edition of Devil May Cry 5, but if it means there’s a Dragon’s Dogma sequel in the middle, I can live with the wait.
Devil May Cry 5 is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.