A Devil May Cry 5 Switch Port Might Happen if Dragon’s Dogma Sells Well

A Devil May Cry Game Has Never Appeared on a Nintendo System Before

Want to see Devil May Cry 5 on the Nintendo Switch? Cool, all you have to do is buy Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen next month and it just might happen.

Okay, let’s back up for a moment. So last month Devil May Cry 5 director Hideaki Itsuno was asked in an interview with VG24/7 whether Dante would ever appear in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. He said it wouldn’t happen until a DMC game came to a Nintendo platform since that seems to be the only prerequisite for a character to appear in SSBU. Not long after that Itsuno and DMC producer Matt Walker said this in an Express interview:

“We haven’t announced anything for Switch, right. We personally would love to play a Devil May Cry game on Switch.”

Now, in yet another interview with German magazine M!, Itsuno has stirred the pot some more by saying that the latest DMC game would be considered for the Switch but only if Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen sells well enough. The translation is as follows: “If Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen sells well on Switch, then we might consider porting DMC 5.”

Kind of a strange thing to say, huh? When asked why DMC 5 wasn’t announced for the Switch from the getgo, Itsuno said it’s because development began before they even had Switch dev kits. “We started the development of DMC 5, while we didn’t have the dev-kits [for] the Switch. Because of that, we concentrated on the PS4, Xbox One and PC version.”

The possibility of one game coming to a platform due to the success of a different game isn’t new for video game companies. Sure, it’s a way for Capcom to gauge player engagement across the platform but it still feels a wee bit callous.

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