Reported by Gamingbolt, Devil May Cry 5 director Hideaki Itsuno recently participated in a Q&A session for the press in Seoul. Instead of spoiling the entire game, Itsuno confirmed the campaign’s length and teased the possibility for even more playable characters.
Asked about how long the game is, Itsuno stated internal playtests suggest the fifth instalment will be the longest Devil May Cry game at roughly 15 hours long. Although a lot of games nowadays are extravaganzas that demand 50 hours or more of your life, fans and potential newcomers shouldn’t be upset about Capcom’s predicted length. Rather than padding the game out by travelling at a snail’s pace, Devil May Cry 5 promises to be a rollercoaster ride from beginning to end.
If a 15 hour campaign isn’t good news for fans, then perhaps Itsuno’s confirmation about the possibility for even more playable characters is better. While Devil May Cry 5 already stars Dante, Nero, and newcomer V, the possibility of a fourth playable character is no doubt exciting. It probably wouldn’t be anything more than replaying the campaign in different skins, but it would be nice to control the sassy uber-geek Nicollete Goldstein, as well as the returning Trish and Lady.
Although the possibility of being able to play as Nico, Trish and Lady is exciting, fans should still be cautious about Devil May Cry 5’s microtransactions. Some gamers will no doubt defend the inclusion by insisting that they are plague that can be avoided, but microtransactions shouldn’t be a part of single-player titles regardless.
A second Devil May Cry 5 demo will be made available for the PS4 and Xbox One on February 7. Meanwhile, the full game launches on March 8 for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC.