X018: Void Mode Announced for Devil May Cry 5
In the Xbox X018 event held in Mexico City today, Microsoft showed a video of Devil May Cry 5 producer Matt Walker joining director Hideaki Itsuno at the Capcom’s head office in Osaka, for the reveal of the new Void Mode coming to Devil May Cry 5. Director Hideaki Itsuno showed the features that will bring this new mode to the game, allowing players to practice combos or learn to use Nero’s Devil Breakers.
This mode is designed for players to test out new abilities and come up with their own stylish combos and gameplay styles in order to maximize the style points that the Devil May Cry series has been known for. This mechanic effectively encourages gamers to try new things and try different approaches of both offensive, evasive and defensive skills before allowing the player to spend their hard earned points into buying such skills.
Check out the gameplay video of the Void Mode in Devil May Cry 5, featuring some gameplay footage and the producer Matt Walker’s commentary:
Devil May Cry 5 producer Matt Walker joined director Hideaki Itsuno from Capcom’s head office in the vibrant city of Osaka to show off the rich culture of the city and share how the team draws from their surroundings. Itsuno provided insight into how Capcom’s action games are influenced by the Osaka area, before giving Inside Xbox a first look at the comprehensive training mode he’s created for Devil May Cry 5 – dubbed ‘The Void’. As a first for Xbox fans, Itsuno gave a personal tour of Nero’s Devil Breakers, including the bonus Devil Breakers available in the Deluxe Edition content of Devil May Cry 5.
About Devil May Cry 5
Legendary DMC action returns, made all the more stylish by the power modern gaming has to offer. The Devil May Cry series boasts over 16 million sales worldwide. The first game in this popular series to make its debut in the current generation, bringing stylish mayhem against fiendish foes at the hands of Devil Hunters with demon blood in their veins.
Several years after the Order of the Sword incident… An unusual phenomenon suddenly appears in Red Grave City. A gigantic tree pierces through the surface in the middle of town, attacking with roots that drain the poor citizens of their blood.
Young Devil Hunter Nero races into Red Grave aboard the mobile Devil May Cry vehicle with his partner Nico, a self-styled “artisan of arms” who provides Nero with his new weapons.
Nero seeks to recover many things in Red Grave: Lost pride…stolen power…and a man left behind. Brandishing his beloved Red Queen sword and custom Blue Rose revolver, Nero plunges into Red Grave, routing the demon hordes as he makes for the menacing phenomenon in the city center.
All the while, a new power crackles through his right arm… The all-new anti-demon arm known as the Devil Breaker.
- The fast-paced action you love, the devilish combat you crave!
Stylish action makes a triumphant return in the ramped-up sword-and-gun gameplay the DMC series is known for.
- Climb the Stylish Ranks!
Chain together stylish combos in battle to trigger a Stylish Rank on the right side of the screen, which rises as you continue your artistic onslaught. Shooting for higher Stylish Ranks has all sorts of benefits, even pumping up the battle music at higher ranks. Nothing beats the feeling of finishing off a battle at SSS Rank!
- Defeating foes with style nets you more Red Orbs, the mainstay DMC currency for powering up your character.
Magical red stones of crystallized demon blood. Exchange these for new weapons and skills.
- Make the demons’ power your own Use Red Orbs to learn new skills.
You can even refill your Devil Breakers or stock up on items.