Devil May Cry’s Dante has all the qualities of a perfect Super Smash Bros. character. He’s got a sword and a gun, he’s acrobatic, and he’s got plenty of looks for different character skins. The only problem is that he’s never starred in a game that’s appeared on a Nintendo console before.
At least, that’s the excuse we’re getting from Devil May Cry boss Hidaki Itsuno when asked why everyone’s favorite white-haired demon slayer had yet to appear in a Smash Bros. title, especially considering Bayonetta—who was also created by Hideki Kamiya, the original brain behind Devil May Cry—is a favorite among Smash players.
“I’m pretty sure that… all the characters in Smash at least have some game on a Nintendo platform,” Itsuno said to VG 24/7. “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.”
So how likely are we to get a Devil May Cry game on the Switch? It’s absolutely possible, considering how many ports and new releases Capcom has already brought to the Switch. So far, it’s brought games from pretty much every top franchises, including Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, and Monster Hunter, with further plans to bring three of the best RE games and Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen over to the Switch. After all that, there’s seemingly no reason why something like the Devil May Cry HD Collection couldn’t find itself on Nintendo’s console.
Of course, you don’t have to wait for Dante to show up in Smash to play as him. Devil May Cry 5 is just around the corner, and a new demo for the game is live now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.