Capcom recently launched Devil May Cry 5 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and it looks to be off to a strong start. The supernatural hack and slash adventure is pulling in impressive reviews, prompting Capcom USA CEO Kiichiro Urata to declare “Capcom is back!” So why not bring the latest Capcom success story to Switch, expanding its reach even further?
Hideaki Itsuno, director of Devil May Cry 5, recently entertained that question in an interview with German publication M! Games. Itsuno revealed that the game’s development began before Capcom had any Nintendo Switch dev kits to work with, but it doesn’t sound like the game is too taxing for the console. However, Capcom isn’t sold on a Switch port just yet.
Capcom recently revealed that Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is headed to Switch on April 23rd. Itsuno indicated that if this port sells well, Capcom will consider bringing Devil May Cry 5 over as well. This seems like a bit of a strange litmus test for interest in Devil May Cry on Switch. Comparing a port of an old game to a brand new title (with major gameplay differences) doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Is Capcom just trying to drum up more interest for Dragon’s Dogma?