Throughout the history of the Devil May Cry 5 franchise, two characters have stood out as arguably the most popular. Those characters are series mainstay Dante, and his brother Vergil. However, Vergil's fate has been left somewhat ambiguous since the events of the first Devil May Cry, but fans get some answers in Devil May Cry 5. Please note that this article will have major spoilers for Devil May Cry 5's story.
Late in the story of Devil May Cry 5, we learn that Vergil survived the events of the original Devil May Cry, but in a severely weakened state. He then figured out a way to separate his human and demon forms by stabbing himself with his Yamato sword. His human form is V, whereas his demon form is Devil May Cry 5's main antagonist, the ultra-powerful Urizen. Eventually, Vergil is reborn after V and Urizen merge together at the end of the story.
Since Vergil is in the game and even serves as a boss on more than one occasion, some fans may be wondering if he is a playable character. After all, Vergil is a playable character in other Devil May Cry games, and has always been pretty popular. The short answer is no, Vergil is not playable in Devil May Cry 5 as himself, but he is playable as V.
While some longtime Devil May Cry fans may be disappointed to learn that Vergil is not a playable character, they shouldn't give up hope just yet. Capcom has suggested in the past that it could add more playable characters to Devil May Cry 5 at some point in the future, so Vergil could become playable down the line.
Considering the story of Devil May Cry 5 and Vergil's role in it, it seems unlikely that he will be made playable in the main missions. However, it's possible Capcom could create special side missions starring Vergil. Alternatively, Vergil could be playable in the Bloody Palace DLC that is set to be added to the game as part of a free update in April.
Then again, Capcom may not make Vergil playable in Devil May Cry 5 in any capacity. Ultimately, fans will just have to wait for Capcom to share more information about its post-launch plans for the game.
Devil May Cry 5 is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.