It won't be too much longer before gamers will finally be able to get their hands on a copy of Capcom's forthcoming action-adventure title, Devil May Cry 5, as the nearly 11 year-long wait between numbered entries in the series will conclude at the beginning of March. Of course, with DMC5's launch being a little more than a couple of weeks away, some players are also wondering what kind of DLC could support the hack-and-slash game after launch.
According to the Capcom producer Matt Walker, Devil May Cry 5 currently does not have any post-launch DLC plans prepared for the title other than the addition of the Bloody Palace, which is set to be included through a free update sometime after release in April 2019. This is somewhat contrary to what DMC5's director Hideaki Itsuno has said in the past, with Itsuno stating that more playable characters could get added as DLC if enough fans want it. Nevertheless, it looks as if the arrival of the free Bloody Palace update could be it for now.
For those unaware, the Bloody Palace is a game mode that has been available in all of the Devil May Cry games except for the first one, and it acts as a single-elimination tournament that has the player fight against loads of different enemies and bosses. One is tasked with clearing out all of the baddies, with the challenge increasing as more enemies continue to arrive on successive floors until players reach the end of the Palace.
With the gaming landscape currently littered with titles that have post-launch DLC practically baked into the release plans, the Devil May Cry 5 team's decision to eschew the inclusion of such content at the moment–save for the free Bloody Palace update–will likely be seen as refreshing by the series' fans. However, it's worth noting that Capcom will still be including microtransactions within the action-adventure sequel.
Nope! Only plans currently are for BP. ^^— Matt Walker (@retroOtoko) February 19, 2019
All things considered, even though Capcom doesn't have any current plans to include post-launch DLC in Devil May Cry 5, with content being able to be distributed almost instantaneously now through digital means, there's always the chance that the publisher and developer changes its mind in the future. Until then, though, it appears as if fans will simply have to remain content with everything that DMC5 will offer right out of the gate.
Devil May Cry 5 is set to launch on March 8, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Matt Walker – Twitter