Devil May Cry Blasts Its Way To The Nintendo Switch This Summer

Dante from Devil May Cry

After being out of the spotlight for more than a few years, fan-favorite demon-slaying franchise Devil May Cry is back in full swing. It had been a full 11 years since the last main game in the series not counting DMC which isn’t that bad but still. Devil May Cry 5 released in March to rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Between that and Resident Evil 2, Capcom has been on a roll doing right by their older franchises. Continuing that trend, it was announced on Twitter today that the original Devil May Cry will be making its first Nintendo appearance on the Switch.

There’s been no strict date given for the new port but it will hit sometime this summer. An HD remaster for Devil May Cry already exists, so we imagine Capcom is tweaking the current version available for PS4 and Steam. Interestingly, while that version only comes bundled with Devil May Cry 2 & 3, the Switch announcement was stand-alone for the first time. Either they’re waiting to see how the game will do before porting the rest or are just trying to make a bit more money by selling the titles individually on the Switch.

If you haven’t played the original game, it’s a hoot. Created by the Notorious Hideki Kamiya, the game was originally being developed as Resident Evil 4 but in development got turned into the beloved Hack N Slash it is now. You play Dante; a cool guy in a big red coat with guns, just like Vash The Stampede and Hellsing’s Alucard. What makes Dante different is that he also carries around a giant sword and obtains other wild weapons throughout the game. Aspects of the original like the camera angles are dated, but the creepy atmosphere and the non-stop barrage of action still make for quite the game.

Devil May Cry will release for Switch this summer. Devil May Cry 5 is available now for PlayStation 4 / Xbox One/ PC

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