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  • Acting for Two:
    • Trish and Eva are voiced by Atsuko Tanaka and Wendee Lee in both languages.
    • In the English version:
      • Dan Southworth provides the motion capture for Morrison as well as the voices of Urizen and Vergil.
      • Faye Kingslee provides the motion capture for Nico and Trish, as well as the voice of the former character.
      • Griffon and Nightmare are played by Brad Venable.
      • Morrison and Goliath are both voiced by Joey Camen.
      • Patrick Seitz voices King Cerberus as well as a soldier.
      • Nobody and Baphomet are both played by Todd Haberkorn.
  • Content Leak:
    • There was a huge leak on November 2017 that revealed some development and story details of a Devil May Cry 5 project, and it was covered by several news websites such as this one. At first, the leaked information was taken with a grain of salt and identified as a rumor, but it was proven true, much to the excitement of fans who anticipated it.
    • The first trailers never actually revealed any information on the third playable character apart from Nero and Dante. But since September 2018, various leaked screenshots of the prologue cutscenes popped online, including V's name and a close-up of his face. This happened a few weeks before V officially made an appearance on the TGS 2018 trailer.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: During IGN's preview of the Special Edition, calling Legendary Dark Knight as a "new difficulty mode unlike anything the Devil May Cry series has ever seen" caused confusion, sometimes interpreted like they were mentioning how LDK is first introduced in DMC5:SE (when it already existed way back in the PC version of DMC4). A pinned YouTube comment was written to correct this. The other fact that IGN got wrong was calling Vergil's spectral Force Edge as "Miracle Edge" when it's supposed to be "Mirage Edge".
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  • 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).
  • Fake American: Australian Faye Kingslee as Southern-Fried Genius Nico Goldstein.
  • 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.
    • "Vitale" was the most popular guess about V's full name before his true identity was revealed.
    • 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.
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    • The nickname "Uncle Dante" returns from DMC4 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.
    • On that note, "Papa Vergil" has been a thing since him being Nero's father was hinted at, and returns in full score with The Reveal confirming it.
    • The sarcastic title "Father of the Year" goes to Vergil quite a bit, considering he ripped away Nero's Devil Bringer at the start of the game only to discover in the end that Nero is his son.
    • Vergil and Ladies' Night DLC - Two popular hypothetical/rumored DLC campaigns. One involves Dante and a playable Vergil fighting their way out of the underworld, while another focuses on Trish, Lady and Lucia running Devil May Cry while Dante is gone.
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • It was easily guessed that Vergil is going to be Promoted to Playable in a Special Edition of this game because it already happened on both DMC3:SE and DMC4:SE. Surprise, surpise, there's a pattern now.
  • 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 had 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.
    • For the Special Edition of the game, Japan also has an "SSS pack" edition exclusively available on e-Capcom, scheduled on December 22, 2020. It comes with a 94-page artbook, a soundtrack CD, an original t-shirt, and a replacement cover.
  • Meme Acknowledgement:
  • 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.
  • No Export for You:
    • The Collector's Edition that included a miniature version of the van seen in-game as well a small artbook was restricted to Amazon US and Canada, and the US Capcom online store.
    • The "Visions of V" spin-off manga tells V's point of view prior to the events of the game, but the online manga service it's being released on is region-locked behind Japanese ISPs unless one uses a VPN.
  • The Other Darrin:
  • 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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