On New Year's Eve last year, esteemed game designer Hideaki Itsuno apologised for failing to release a game in 2017. Work on his latest project, he said, was however "under climax (opens in new tab)."
Having directed Devil May Cry 2, 3, and 4, could his incoming game be Devil May Cry 5? The domain name DevilMayCry5.com has now been registered by an unknown company.
As unearthed by the DMC Discord (via Resetera (opens in new tab)), Japanese internet company Onamae tied itself to the domain on May 17, 2018. And while this doesn't confirm anything officially, it's worth noting that Capcom has used the same registrar to file Monsterhunterworld.com and Residentevil7.com respectively in the past.
As reported by Gematsu (opens in new tab), it appears DevilMayCry6, 8 and 9 are also registered under Onamae—and the domain name Residentevil2.com was updated on April 22, 2018. Capcom has owned the latter since the game's release in 1997, but this might reflect its much-anticipated remake. We've reached out to Capcom on all of that and will update as and when we hear back.
In any event, with E3 just around the corner, let me turn this over to you lot. Will Devil May Cry 5 and/or the Resident Evil 2 reimagining show face in Los Angeles? Share your thoughts and speculation in the comments below.
For more DMC reading, here's Sam's thoughts on the recently launched Devil May Cry HD Collection (opens in new tab).