Over the last few days, the Internet has been awash with rumors about an upcoming Devil May Cry 5 announcement. One of the biggest hints that the game is about to be officially revealed came from a leak about the PlayStation E3 2018 press conference, which indicated that DMC 5 will be one game shown off, alongside Bloodborne 2 and several others.
The latest indication that Devil May Cry 5 is about to be confirmed comes from Capcom itself. It appears that the owner of the Devil May Cry series has now registered a domain name (a website name) for the game. Devilmaycry5.com, which was registered on May 18, will likely serve as the hub for all marketing related to the title, assuming the game is, in fact, real.
The news was spotted by a group of the franchise's most dedicated fans on the DMC Discord server. The fans noticed that a third-party domain name registration and Internet service group called GMO Internet Group had registered a domain referencing the game.
GMO Internet Group has longstanding connections to Capcom. The company is also listed as the registrar for mosnterhunterworld.com and residentevil7.com, the official sites for the respective games, suggesting that when Capcom wants to register a domain for a game it gets GMO Internet Group to do it. Interestingly enough, GMO Internet Group has also registered residentevil2.com, hinting that a remake of Resident Evil 2 may be on the cards as well.
As mentioned, there are plenty of tidbits that point to Devil May Cry 5 being announced soon. In addition to the PlayStation E3 2018 press conference leak and this domain name news, a product listing for the game was also published prematurely by an online retailer. That listing claims that the game will be released in 2018.
Speculation about Devil May Cry 5 has been going on since last year when a notorious Reddit leaker suggested that the game would be announced during PlayStation Experience 2017 last December. While that announcement didn't happen, it did highlight the leaky nature of the Devil May Cry 5 production pipeline and fueled fan excitement.
After months of waiting for the rumors to be confirmed and after even longer waiting for any news at all for a new game, most will be delighted at an E3 2018 announcement, even if the leaks have removed the element of surprise. Fans will have their fingers crossed that Capcom is finally about to show Devil May Cry 5 to the world.