Devil May Cry 5 cutscenes can be replaced with charming live action rehearsals

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I have high hopes for Devil May Cry 5. Goths, ruin porn and sledgehammer-subtle industrial metal is a killer combination, and that's without mentioning the depth and fluidity of the series' combat. But a feature in the Deluxe Edition has me pretty excited, too: the ability to replace all in-game cutscenes with their live action rehearsal equivalents. In other words, these are "pre-viz" rehearsals, basically Capcom's way of envisioning a cutscene before it's created.

Yes, it's a bit annoying that this bonkers feature will be exclusive to the Deluxe Edition, but it'll only be a matter of hours before each replaced cutscene hits YouTube. The trailer above is a neat example of what's in store: one particular scene involving an airborne van and a stylishly weaving Nero is especially delightful.

Devil May Cry 5 releases March 8. Here's a thorough rundown of its regional unlock times. 

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.