The legendary demon hunter makes the Nintendo Switch his latest target
With the recent success of ported AAA 3rd party games on the hugely popular Nintendo Switch, such as Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, most new releases have been followed with the question: “Will it launch on Switch?”. A question not unfounded, since Panic Button, the company behind the two forementioned ports, have proven that with a little magic and tweaking, even the most action packed and graphically intense games can be made to run on Nintendo’s hybrid with only small sacrifices.
Naturally then, the question then surfaced again upon the release of Capcom’s most recent entry in the long running Devil May Cry series, Devil May Cry 5, that released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 8th, to critical acclaim across the board – would we see a port on Switch? Well, I got some good news and some bad news, though you probably already know based on the title of this article.
Bad news is, we are not getting Devil May Cry 5 on the Nintendo Switch, at least not yet, good news is however, that we are getting a Devil May Cry on it, namely the classic that is the very first one!
Originally released by Capcom on the dear ol’ PlayStation 2 back in 2001, and immediately becoming a smash hit to later spawn multiple sequels, Devil May Cry has since found itself re-released in HD collections multiple times, and is now, for the first time, also making its mark on a Nintendo console. What a time we live in!
Much like the original Onimusha though, a classic also originating on the PlayStation 2 by the same developer, Devil May Cry launches on the Switch by its lonesome. Despite being part of a trilogy, and said trilogy, as mentioned before, having already recieved the HD treatment, we apparently only get the first installment of the series on our favorite hybrid console, which is admittedly a little baffling. Still though, let’s focus on what we do get for once, instead of what we don’t, and Capcom for the first time ever in recorded human history releasing a Devil May Cry game on a Nintendo console, is bloody fantastic!
We here at SwitchWatch at least could not be more excited, and look very much forward to re-experiencing demon hunter Dante’s first adventures on the go. With that said, please look forward to our coming review when we near the game’s release date, and in the meanwhile be sure to tell us what you think about this exhilirating news!