Devil May Cry

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Devil May Cry is a Japanese action-adventure hack n' slash series created by Kamiya Hideki. The series first appeared on the Playstation 2 in 2001 and mainly follows the story of a demon-hunter named Dante.

Name: Devil May Cry (JP: デビル メイ クライ)
Abbreviation(s): DMC
Creator: Kamiya Hideki, Capcom
Date(s): First entry in 2001; alternate continuity reboot in 2013; latest entry in 2019
Medium: Video game series
Country of Origin: Japan
External Links: Wikipedia
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The main games of the series are Devil May Cry (2001), Devil May Cry 2 (2003), Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (2005), Devil May Cry 4 (2008), and Devil May Cry 5 (2019).

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition was released in 2015.

DmC: Devil May Cry was a reboot released in 2013.

Other Media

There are guides, manga, an anime, and novels that serve as interquels and supplementary material.



Devil May Cry 2 is generally agreed to be the weakest entry in the series. After its troubled development, fans' attitude toward Itsuno, Kamiya's successor as the series' director, may have soured. However, fans changed their tune with the release of Devil May Cry 3, which many feel is even superior to the first game.

Fan reaction toward Devil May Cry 4 was positive, although reaction was mixed toward Nero succeeding Dante as the protagonist.

Many fans were concerned that the release of DmC spelled the discontinuation of the original series. Many fans were overjoyed by the announcement of 5.

DmC: Devil May Cry

DmC: Devil May Cry is an attempted reboot of the main DMC series, and takes place in an alternate universe to the main series. It does not follow the canon events of the main series, and some notable differences include a completely redesigned Dante and Vergil. Fan reaction to this game was poor, and the original series was continued with Devil May Cry 5 in 2019 rather than the rebooted version. DmC: Devil May Cry is considered by most to be its' own entity rather than a part of the main Devil May Cry series due to its many differences.

Devil May Cry 5 (2019)

Many theorized about V's origins and whether Vergil would return.


Original character and self-insert ships are popular.

The ship between Dante and Bayonetta, another Kamiya character, is a popular crossover pairing.

Notable Ships

Fan Works

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Fan Fiction