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  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: Players with access to the original Japanese script have reported that a few translations for certain scenes have thrown off, obscured, or even changed their original intents.
    • The scene in which Dante tells Nero to "get out of [his] way" while he charges the freshly-resurrected Vergil, despite Nero standing nowhere near him, was reportedly written more akin to "STAY out of my way" or "don't interfere".
    • During the Mission 19 boss fight, in which Dante quips "You cut off your own son's arm for this?" and Vergil retorts that "[his] son means nothing to [him]" despite him asking shortly after if Nero is his son, was supposed to have Vergil asking Dante what he's talking about instead during his first line.
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    • After the last boss fight, as Dante and Vergil head off to the underworld to sever and seal the Qliphoth, Nero says "Hang on, if you do that you can't come back!" Apparently, he was supposed to say something closer to "I'm coming with you".
  • Cast as a Mask: V and Vergil have different voice actors to disguise that they are the same person. Urizen similarly is portrayed by a different actor, though only in Japanese; the English version opts to modify Vergil's voice to the point it is unrecognizable (not that it stopped suspicious fans from managing to catch it before the game released was speeding up his lines in the trailer).
  • Casting Gag: Via V being a playable missing-half of someone else, is it any coincidence they casted Kouki Uchiyama to play as him a la Roxas?
  • Directed by Cast Member: Wendee Lee (Trish and Eva) and Stephanie Sheh (Kyrie) are two of the three voice directors for the game (Liam O'Brien is the third director, but does not have a voice role).
  • Fan Nickname:
    • "DmC: Devil May Cry 2", thanks to the more modern setting and Nero resembling the 2013 reboot's Dante.
    • After his appearance at the end of the TGS trailer, V has been jokingly, or non-jokingly depending on one's views of the character, named "Kylo Ren" due to his apparent resemblance to Adam Driver.
    • After the system that allowed players to spend Red Orbs to revive was revealed, it was quickly christened the "Scrub Tax" by the veteran players.
    • The nickname "Uncle Dante" returns because of Dante's older appearance in this game and being a Cool Uncle in general. And this is further cemented when he finally reveals to Nero the truth about their family lineage.
  • I Knew It!:
    • Rumors of a new DMC game in development began when it was reported that Hideaki Itsuno, director of the mainline games since 2, was working on an unnamed project. This was fueled further by a picture of Reuben Langdon and Johnny Yong Bosch in motion capture suits.
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    • Vergil's back and V was his human half? Quick, everyone pretend to look shocked.
    • Some fans noticed that Urizen sounded a lot like a digitally-modified version of Vergil, leading to speculation that the two were related in some way. This was ultimately proven correct.
    • Fans called Nico being Agnus's daughter the second Capcom released her character bio.
    • Granted, it's not like there was a lot of debate on the subject from Devil May Cry fans, but the late-game reveal that Nero is Vergil's son (and by the same token, Dante's nephew) didn't exactly catch many people off-guard.
  • Jossed:
    • There were leaks stating that the game would be revealed at the 2017 Game Awards, which didn't happen.
    • The game, along with the remake of Resident Evil 2, was listed on a leak of Sony's press conference reveals, leading everyone to believe that both would be revealed there. Instead, DMC5 ended up being revealed earlier at Microsoft's press conference, while only the RE2 remake showed up on Sony's stage.
  • Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: Japan is getting three Ultra Limited Editions available for pre-order from October 22 to November 19, 2018, which consist of either an Xbox One or PS4 copy of the game and a replica of either Nero's, Dante's, or V's jackets. And the bundles run the pricing gamut of 600,000 yen (V's jacket) to 750,000 yen (Nero's) to 900,000 yen (Dante's). On a lesser and cheaper note, there's also an e-Capcom Limited Edition bundle that has a "classic cut" work shirt included that's priced at 11,852 yen.
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  • Newbie Boom: This game helped spark interest in the whole Devil May Cry franchise for the new generation of gamers, given that the last mainline entry was more than a decade ago, while the reboot often received mixed to negative fanfare. It was a common reaction for DMC5 players to try the older games in order to understand the characters and lore better.
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  • Prequel in Another Medium: There is both a novel (Devil May Cry 5: Before the Nightmare) and manga adaptation (Devil May Cry V - Visions of V) that take place before the events of the game proper. Notably, the former is the first official appearance of Nico and depicts how Dante acquired Balrog.
  • Putting the Band Back Together: Director Hideaki Itsuno stated in an interview at E3 2018 that he gathered most of the old team members that had previously worked on 3 and 4 to recreate the feel of those two games for 5. Producer Michiteru Okabe in a Famitsu interview added on gathering the 2 members as well.
  • Refitted for Sequel: The Sin Devil Trigger, Dante's new four-winged demon form, takes elements from the unused "Perfect Devil Trigger" design created for 4, alongside elements of the Majin Form from 2.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: Downplayed in a sense. When "Subhuman," composed by Cody Matthew Johnson featuring Suicide Silence, was first unveiled, it received an ice-cold reception due to many factors such as the bad audio mixing and the incomprehensible screamed vocals, but what ultimately caused this trope was the discovery that lead singer Eddie Hermida was in a emotionally and sexually abusive relationship with an underage fan. The resulting PR disaster forced Capcom to delete the song from their YouTube channel, and distance themselves from the collaboration. Ultimately, Capcom kept the song and its instrumentals, but hired Michael Barr (of Volumes fame) to redo the vocals.
  • Role Reprise:
  • Sequel Gap: Released in 2019, 11 years after the last numbered entry (4 back in 2008), and six years after the last game overall (Ninja Theory's DmC: Devil May Cry in 2013). That being said, the Special Edition of 4 was released in 2015, followed by a PS4/XB1/PC port of the previously released HD Collection in 2018, filling the gap somewhat.
  • Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: The only platform the game was released on that didn't get a demo version was the PC, most likely because of Capcom's justified fear of dataminers digging through the game's files for gigantic spoilers like they did with Resident Evil 7.

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