With Capcom rumoured to be working on Devil May Cry 5, this piece of news comes as a bit of a surprise. Well, given the Chinese market, maybe not.
According to MMO Culture, Yunchang Game, a Chinese game studio and publisher, has obtained the IP rights from Capcom to develop the first mobile game based on Devil May Cry. Devil May Cry: Pinnacle of Combat is a mobile action RPG expected to launch in China in 2018. The game will be using the Unity engine, and will include online modes such as team battles and real-time PVP.
This isn’t the first time that Capcom has loaned out one of its IPs for use in mobile gaming. Korean-based game developer Jenoi was commissioned by Capcom to create a mobile game based on the Mega Man series entitled Rockman GoGo!. Unfortunately, the end result was less than spectacular. However, the amount of revenue generated in Asian countries like China and Korea from mobile gaming is crazy, so it’s no wonder why Capcom would do this.
And yet, for the rest of us, we wait for Dante’s real return…