What little I’ve seen of Devil May Cry 5 is enough to tell me what we’ve come to expect: this game rules. It goes to show that if studios take time away and return to a series with a clear and creatively-recharged mind, great things can happen. Director Hideaki Itsuno isn’t holding anything back here.

Capcom brought a short playable segment to gamescom and PAX, and we took the latter opportunity as our chance to catch up with Nero. He’s such a lovable scamp this time around. It seems like Devil May Cry fans have grown more of a soft spot for Nero in recent years, but if you’re bummed he ever got the spotlight in DMC4, this latest outing should warm you up to the wisecracking lad. He has a robot arm!

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Devil May Cry 5 is shaping up well for new and returning players