Original Devil May Cry Game Gets Switch Release in Summer (Update)

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Devil May Cry 5 launched for PS4, Xbox One, PC on March 8

The official Twitter account for Capcom's Devil May Cry 5 game announced on Monday that the original Devil May Cry game will get a release for Nintendo Switch this summer.

Devil May Cry debuted for PlayStation 2 in 2001. A collection including the game series' first three titles launched for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012. Capcom then released the Devil May Cry HD Collection set for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC in North America in March 2018.

The latest game in the franchise, Devil May Cry 5, launched on March 8 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Hideaki Itsuno returned to direct the game. The game features three playable characters, including Nero, the protagonist of Devil May Cry 4, and Dante, the main protagonist of the first three games. Artist Tomio Ogata launched a manga spinoff of the game on the LINE Manga app and website in March.

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.

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 2017. The game series has also inspired novels and manga.

Update: This article previously stated in error that the Devil May Cry 5 game will get a Switch release. However, the article has been corrected to state that Capcom announced on Devil May Cry 5's Twitter account that the original Devil May Cry game will get a Swtich release. Thanks, WANNFH.

Source: Devil May Cry 5's Twitter account via Gematsu

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