Devil May Cry Gets Stage Play in March

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Game series previously inspired crossover stage play with Sengoku Basara

Capcom announced on Monday that its Devil May Cry video game series is inspiring a new stage play adaptation titled Devil May Cry: The Live Hacker. The play will run for 13 performances from March 1-10 at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo. The play will feature live music elements.

Jun Yoriko is directing the play and penning the script, and is also in charge of video.

The play stars:

Ryōma Baba as Dante

KwangSoo (SUPERNOVA) as Gideon

Ami Maeshima as Elise

Yūki Nakayama as Henry

Tomoya Yamaguchi as Owen

Takuma Sueno as Luke

Jun Shirota as Moul

The characters Noah, Liam, and Lady will also appear in the play.

The first stage play in the franchise was a crossover work with Sengoku Basara, which ran in Tokyo in August 2015.

The latest game in the franchise, Devil May Cry 5, will launch on March 8, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The previous release in the series, Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, launched in June 2015 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This edition is an updated version of the original 2008 Devil May Cry 4 PC/Xbox 360 game. Capcom released the Devil May Cry HD Collection set for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC in North America on March 13. The collection contains the first three games in the series.

The game franchise has more than 17 million sales worldwide as of June 30.

The franchise inspired the Devil May Cry TV anime series in in 2007. ADV Films originally released the series on home video, and Funimation later picked up the license. Crunchyroll began streaming the anime in June 2017. The game series has also inspired novels and manga.

Sources: Devil May Cry: The Live Hacker stage play's website, via Nijimen

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