Devil May Cry 5 director open to Dante in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, says Capcom needs to bring the series to Nintendo platform first

If Bayonetta could join...

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • February 8, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. PST

At one point, Dante entering the fray in the Super Smash Bros. series might've come across as being far-fetched. However, this concept will probably not raise as many eyebrows as it used to since Bayonetta has been a part of Smash's history since she first released as DLC for Super Smash Bros. 4 and then returned for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Notably, both Dante and Bayonetta were created by Hideki Kamiya. The Devil May Cry and Bayonetta series have historically been given mature ratings and are well known for pushing the hack and slash action-adventure genre.

Devil May Cry 5 director, Hideaki Itsuno, recently hypothesized what it would take for Dante to to finally join the Super Smash Bros. series. Specifically, he took notice of the fact that the characters that are already in the game have some sort of history with Nintendo.

"Well, you think about it, I’m pretty sure that they — all the characters in Smash — at least have some game on a Nintendo platform, right?" pondered Itsuno.

He then noted that although Cloud is generally not associated with Nintendo, the early games within the Final Fantasy series often was. This brought Itsuno to his next point.

"Well, that’s the thing. Devil May Cry has never been on a Nintendo platform," continued Itsuno. "So it seems like the first thing to do would be to get Capcom to put Devil May Cry on a Nintendo platform in some way, shape or form — whatever game that might be."

"So it seems like the first thing to do would be to get Capcom to put Devil May Cry on a Nintendo platform in some way, shape or form."
— Hideaki Itsuno

Notably, Devil May Cry 5 will be releasing on the PC, the PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One. Unfortunately for Switch owners, no announcements have been made about porting the title to that particular console.

A title from the Devil May Cry series (including the DMC: Devil May Cry reboot) has never actually appeared on a Nintendo device. As things are, this does appear to diminish Dante's chances based on Itsuno's thought process.

Even other fighting games like Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite were only present on the other platforms.

Still, that isn't to say that Dante has never appeared on a Nintendo system. He was one of the playable characters in Project X Zone for the 3DS which featured a crossover from many different companies. Both he and Vergil appeared in the sequel, Porject X Zone 2.

It is worth mentioning that all of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's third party characters — Snake, Sonic, Mega Man, PAC-MAN, Ryu, Cloud, Bayonetta, Simon, Richter, and Ken — have all had games appear on a Nintendo device before.

Although Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be the first time that Joker from Persona 5 will be appearing on a Nintendo console, the Persona series has been featured before.

As things stand now, Capcom and Konami have the highest number of third party representatives in the game right now. Capcom already has Mega Man, Ryu, and Ken playable in the iconic series. Adding Dante would give them a fourth rep.

The Fighter Pass for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will eventually release four characters in addition to Joker. It has been projected that the contents of the Fighter Pass will be available by February 2020.

Of course, we can't entirely rule out the possibility that Hidaki Itsuno might be trying to keep fans in suspense for a big surprise later. Stranger things have happened when it comes to the Super Smash Bros. series.

Still, it probably wouldn't hurt to make requests for Capcom to put some sort of Devil May Cry title on a Nintendo console. Of course, keep in mind that the content of the Fighters Pass has already been decided by Nintendo and Masahiro Sakurai.

Who is to say that the Fighters Pass will be the end of DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate though? Time will surely tell.

Source: VG247.

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