Devil May Cry 5 director Hideaki Itsuno has said that he would rather work on a new game in the series than a remake.
VideoGamer spoke to Itsuno-san at a recent event for DMC 5 and asked him if he would be interested in remaking any of the past games, especially given Capcom's excellent track record with remakes.
Itsuno-san said, 'You know, it’s interesting because no one’s really come to us and said, "Okay, make a remake of any of the Devil May Cry games," but [I] would love to do something like that.'
I, personally, have a strange soft spot for Devil May Cry 2, which is something of a black sheep in the series, and Itsuno-san explained, 'The only thing is, it always becomes a matter of, well I could make a remake of Devil May Cry 2, or I could make a Devil May Cry 6. [I’m] generally going to be interested in making the brand new game, you know?'
It makes perfect sense for a director to want to explore new projects, rather than revisit old ones, but it is at odds with Capcom's approach elsewhere.
For any fellow Devil May Cry 2 nerds, rest assured, there are more of us than you might think. When I revealed my soft spot for the game, Capcom producer Matt Walker told me, 'A lot of fans have, man, I know what you mean. Yeah you’d be surprised how many fans love Devil May Cry 2. It’s really cool.'
In other Devil May Cry news, the game is shaping up beautifully. Check out our most recent preview, which goes into detail on the mysterious new character, V.
Devil May Cry 5 is out on March 8, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.