Devil May Cry Coming To Nintendo Switch

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Dante is coming to Nintendo Switch. Capcom has announced that the very first Devil May Cry is coming to the platform sometime this summer. The announcement didn't give word on whether this will be a straight port of the PS2 original or based on the more recent HD Collection.

While the announcement was short on details, though, the implications are huge. Devil May Cry has never been on a Nintendo platform before in any capacity. Series head Hideaki Itsuno pointedly said in an interview in February that for Dante to appear as a guest character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he'd sensibly have to appear in a game on the platform first.

"Devil May Cry has never been on a Nintendo platform," Itsuno told VG247. "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."

This would appear to fulfill that criteria, and Itsuno would have likely known about any pending Smash Bros. guest spots at the time he made that comment. Dante may not be destined for Smash at all, but this at least raises the possibility.

The first and so-far only announced guest DLC character is Joker from the Persona series, who went live with an update in April. Meanwhile Dante has continued making devils cry with further adventures and a growing cadre of allies, most recently with the altogether excellent sequel Devil May Cry 5.

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XOLuluXO20

If it goes well we may get 2-5 as well

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Datrixzero

They said Dante had never appeared on a Nintendo system, but he was a character in Project X Zone which was on the 3DS so...

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owizeisme1

Switch once again gets something SUPER duper old. Their consoles will always be underpowered and for kids.

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KahnArtizt

@owizeisme1: 100% of people complaining about old games in Switch don’t own one and never plan to. Moot point. I’m still yet to meet anyone who bought a Switch for their kids. They bought it for themselves. 😂

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aross2004

@owizeisme1: Just for kids? LOL!

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nintendians

i guess, still waiting for capcom port the current gen. games over to the "switch", even if they have to downgrade them.

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BabeNewelll

Why not the HD collection ? maybe intentionally missing out 2 lol

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EricShadow366

Dante for SMASH Confirmed! lol

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solid_snake1461

A modern console. To play a game from 2 generations back. Outstanding, isn’t it?

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aross2004

@solid_snake1461: Because XBOX and PS4 doesn't have games from 2 generations back?

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solid_snake1461

@aross2004: you mean the xbone, right? Cuz I don’t remember any 4th gen game being playable on the original xbox (6th gen).

Also, I leave older games for my ps2 and 3.

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aross2004

@solid_snake1461: You are correct, I was referring to the XBONE.

Nice catch ;)

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KahnArtizt

@solid_snake1461: Why can’t it have new AND old stuff? It’s not like they’re spending a ton of resources to port an old game.

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solid_snake1461

@KahnArtizt: ok, make sense. New stuffs like more mario and zelda. The rest? They swallow up the left over of other. That’s why I complimented them. Didn’t you see?

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KahnArtizt

@solid_snake1461: Alternatively, they could avoid all the old stuff to make salty people who don’t even own a Switch happy. I’ve played at least 7 “old” games on Switch I never played before. Hyrule Warriors, Dragon’s Dogma, Bayonetta 2, and a handful of indies. I even plan on rebuying a few final fantasy games because I love them so much.

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Oldgun

The title image of the news shows DMC 5, while the actual news is that 1st DMC is coming to switch. Please correct the image.

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Heidern98

@Oldgun: Was just about to type the same thing. Id love 5 on Switch. Was so excited till I realized it was just the first game.

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GusBR

720p, 30 fps. 2001 game = 60 usd. no thanks,. no wonder I sold my switch.

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aross2004

@gusbr: Wow, there sure is a lot of made up shit in your comment.

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KahnArtizt

@gusbr: You do know the original version ran at 60 FPS in 2001 right? You can’t possibly be that stupid.

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GusBR

@KahnArtizt: we are way past 2001. 30fps is not acceptable for me anymore.

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KahnArtizt

@gusbr: So what’s your reasoning for thinking it’s gonna run at 30FPS if the original 2001 version ran at 60?

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BigDaveX

@gusbr: And you know it runs at 720p 30fps... how, exactly? Bearing in mind that the article specifically says they don't know if it's based on the PS2 version, the PS3/360 port, or something else entirely.

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GusBR

@bigdavex: you just wait and see.

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Neurogia

Wouldn't be surprised if Dante lands in Smash Ultimate. He's so hot right now.

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JustTheTip

Lol. How? I guess maybe at 720p it would be able to run ok on Switch.

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Dragon_Nexus

@justthetip: This has to be trolling. You can't seriously believe the Switch isn't as powerful as a PS2.

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KahnArtizt

@Dragon_Nexus: he might just be that stupid. You never know these days.

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Richardthe3rd

I'll pick it up. Haven't played it in years.