A lot of games are getting remastered these days so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Capcom is finally jumping on the bandwagon with one of their longest-running series, Devil May Cry. In fact, it seems a bit strange that the company waited until now to announce it. In any case, the Devil May Cry HD Collection was confirmed earlier today and is scheduled to launch on March 18, 2018. Available platforms will include PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The collection is set to be available both in digital and physical format.
Although the name may suggest that all the available games are included, the Devil May Cry HD Collection actually only packs the first three main titles in the series. Namely, 2001’s Devil May Cry, 2003’s Devil May Cry 2, and 2006’s Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition. All three titles will feature enhanced textures and will run at 60 FPS on all platforms. Capcom also confirmed that the collection will cost $29.99, which seems like a pretty fair deal all things considered.
Meanwhile, word on the street is that Capcom might be preparing to announce Devil May Cry 5 very soon. As in later today. This is still not confirmed as of now, but would explain why the company chose to unveil the HD collection now. After all, a bit of hype before a major announcement is always good for business. The announcement is rumored to come tonight at The Game Awards 2017. The event is said to feature several big reveals this year, one of them being Devil May Cry 5. Again, nothing official but TGA Executive Producer Geoff Keighley seemed to tease at that fact yesterday on the ResetEra forums. Keighley was also quick to tweet about the HD collection so he’s clearly excited about the series. And perhaps about a possible major announcement as well.
Also on the aforementioned forums, a user who goes by the name of Son of Sparda leaked a whole bunch of what seems to be fairly solid info on Devil May Cry 5 late last month. The game will apparently run on the Unreal Engine 4 and will be a timed PS4 exclusive. A PC version is also set to launch at a later time. According to the leak, Devil May Cry 5 has already been in development for two years and is scheduled to arrive sometime in late 2018 or early 2019. It’s worth pointing out that ResetEra is the spiritual successor and competitor to NeoGAF and as such, aims to be an even better source of gaming-related information than its sibling forum. ResetEra staff members said about the leak that they „found enough reasons to allow it” on the forums.
Despite the forum’s endorsement, we’ll just have to wait and see if the leaked information is indeed legitimate. Luckily, we won’t have to wait long. The Game Awards 2017 are scheduled to kick off later today at 5:30 PM PST. If Devil May Cry 5 is already in development, it’s a good bet that we’re going to hear more about it during the event.