While rumors of another entry in the Devil May Cry series are nothing new, two new possible leaks suggest Devil May Cry 5 could finally be announced at this year’s E3.
The new tease about the next game in the demon hunting franchise came from a user on the DMC Discord server (via ResetEra). As seen in the screenshots below, the third-party company GMO Internet registered a devilmaycry5.com domain on May 18th, 2018. While Capcom’s name isn’t referenced in the registration information, it’s important to note that GMO has previously registered domains for other games on behalf of Capcom, including Resident Evil 7 and Monster Hunter: World.
The timing of the new domain suggests E3 2018 might be the showcase where the long-rumored game gets an official reveal. Interestingly, GMO also recently updated the Resident Evil 2 domain, which could also mean Capcom is poised to reveal more information, such as a trailer or release date, on the previously announced remaster of the survival horror game. This possibility comes only a week after an alleged insider source also claimed E3 will be when Capcom shows off the current state of the Resident Evil 2 remaster.
Another possible hint at an upcoming reveal of Devil May Cry 5 came from the Austrian retailer Gameware. The company’s site recently added PlayStation 4 and Xbox One preorder listings for the game, with a release window of 2018.
While retail leaks and domains have accurately confirmed the launch of unannounced titles in the past, there’s always the possibility that Gameware’s listings and GMO’s domain aren’t the real deal. However, there are a few factors that further support the idea of Devil May Cry 5 getting revealed at E3.
In its latest financial presentation, Capcom revealed it will be releasing “two major titles” before March 31st, 2019. While Mega Man 11 likely fills one of those spots, as it launches on October 2nd, both previously mentioned games have the possibility to be the other major release. The director of Devil May Cry, Hideki Kamiya, has been teasing a new entry in the series for awhile, with many believing a reveal for Devil May Cry 5 was planned for the 2017 PlayStation Experience. While the game ended up not being a part of that event, Capcom could have decided to save the reveal for this year’s E3.
Of course, the Resident Evil 2 remaster could also be the other major release referenced in Capcom’s financial report. The good news is that with E3 beginning on June 12th, we won’t have to wait too much longer before we can put these rumors to rest. Capcom fans will also likely hear more about Mega Man 11 and additional details on the DLC plans for Monster Hunter: World.