Today Capcom made a tweet announcing that it is bringing the original Devil May Cry to Nintendo Switch this summer.
The original Devil May Cry came out in 2001 for the Playstation 2. This marks the first time that a Devil May Cry game has been released on a Nintendo platform. Though this is the first time the series has been on a Nintendo platform, Dante and other characters from the series have appeared as playable characters in the strategy RPG games Project X Zone and Project X Zone 2 for Nintendo 3DS.
There were also rumors circulating earlier in the year that Dante could be a DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In February Hidaki Itsuno the producer for the Devil May Cry gave an interview with VG247 where he speculated on what it would take for Dante to appear in Super Smash Bros. Itsuno stated:
Well, you think about it… I’m pretty sure that they… all the characters in Smash at least have some game on a Nintendo platform, right? Well, that’s the thing. Devil May Cry has never been on a Nintendo platform. So it seems like the first thing to do would be to get Capcom to put Devil May Cry on a Nintendo platform in some way, shape or form – whatever game that might be.
The news of Devil May Cry coming to Nintendo Switch will no doubt reignite and strengthen this rumor as the week of E3, and Nintendo’s E3 Direct, are a month away. It is possible that during E3 the release date for Devil May Cry on Switch will be revealed. And with many fans expecting at least one Smash Bros. DLC fighter reveal during E3, the likelihood of Dante as a fighter seems much more real that it did a few days ago.
UPDATE: The official websites have gone live for Devil May Cry have gone live, and they confirm that the game will be a digital only release, and there are no plans for a physical release.