It's been over six years since the latest Devil May Cry game, but Devil May Cry 5 finally launches this coming Friday, March 8. The game has already earned rave reviews across the board, earning a perfect score in our own review of the game. While there seems to be a general consensus on the high quality of the game, some may be concerned that it will be too short to justify the $60 asking price.
In our initial playthrough of Devil May Cry 5, we played on the game's Devil Hunter mode, which is the highest difficulty available at the start. Each mission took roughly 30-40 minutes to complete, and since there are 20 missions in the game, we estimate that it took somewhere between 10 and 15 hours to beat the story on our first playthrough. However, it's worth pointing out that Devil May Cry 5 is a game built with replayability in mind.
Even after players complete the initial set of missions in Devil May Cry 5, there is more to see and do in the game. There are hidden orbs to find that boost the health and Devil Trigger meters for Dante, Nero, and V, not to mention a series of secret missions that feature special challenges.
Devil May Cry 5 players can also spend time farming for red orbs so that they can purchase all of the skills and upgrades available in the game, which will take at least a few playthroughs to do. There are also higher difficulty levels to unlock that mix up the enemy encounters and add some additional obstacles to keep the game feeling fresh.
If one were to complete everything Devil May Cry 5 has to offer, they're probably looking at 30-40 hours of total playtime, depending on skill level. There are a number of factors that will influence the length of any given playthrough, but that seems like a safe estimate for completionists.
Devil May Cry 5's playtime is more or less in line with previous games in the series, so fans of the franchise shouldn't feel shortchanged. Plus, Capcom plans on adding the Bloody Palace DLC in April free of charge, which should give fans of the game even more to do.
Devil May Cry 5 launches on March 8 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.