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Devil May Cry coming to Nintendo Switch

Devil May Cry

Capcom has announced that the original Devil May Cry will come to Nintendo Switch at some point in summer 2019. While the announcement confirmed that the original game is coming to Nintendo’s console, Capcom didn’t confirm whether this is as part of the Devil May Cry HD Trilogy, or a brand new remake specifically for Nintendo Switch.

The Devil May Cry franchise has never before released for a Nintendo console. Earlier in the year the franchise’s head, Hideaki Itsuno, said that before the protagonist, Dante, could appear in Super Smash Bros Ultimate he would first need to appear in a game on a Nintendo console. Whether at the time this was a hint of things to come or not is unknown.

Itsuno told press in an interview that Capcom would need to make Dante appear in a game for Nintendo Switch before he could appear in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. This, he said, was the sensible route to take in order to stick to the requirements for each and every Smash Bros fighter. He added that he had no idea what form Dante being in a Nintendo game might take, so it seems likely that at the time he was unclear on whether the Devil May Cry series would ever release for Nintendo Switch.

The most recent release in the Devil May Cry series, Devil May Cry 5, was met with hugely positive reviews at launch. Both critics and players enjoyed the game regardless of whether they’d played all of the previous games, or none at all.

With the original Devil May Cry coming to Nintendo Switch it seems likely that Capcom will also port the second and third games. These titles have already been ported to Xbox One and fully remastered for modern consoles. It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to take all three games and port them, instead of just the first one.

The Nintendo Switch is seeing more and more triple A titles as time goes by. This week Mortal Kombat 11 will become the latest triple A game to launch for the console, bringing the best fighting game experience available to a portable console. With so many games such as Mortal Kombat 11 and Doom coming to Nintendo Switch, it seems likely that Devil May Cry 5 could see a port for the console at some point this year.

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