Capcom is currently hard at work to deliver the next chapter in the iconic franchise in time for launch next month. The second demo went live this week for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Right now, Capcom is discussing small nuggets of information here and there about the game. Producer Matt Walker has shared one crucial change about the series’ timeline. When asked over on Twitter whether Devil May Cry 4 now takes place after Devil May Cry 2, Matt Walker confirmed this change.

As it stands, the chronological order of the game series is as follows:

Devil May Cry 3 > Devil May Cry 1 > Devil May Cry 2 > Devil May Cry 4 > Devil May Cry 5

This has a confused a lot of fans. Although Capcom has always sort of treated Devil May Cry 2 as non-canon, it was always believed to have taken place after the events of Devil May Cry 4. This raises some questions. If you haven’t played the Devil May Cry series and don’t want it to be spoiled for you then avoid the spoilers from this point on.

Dante was seen going further inside Hell at the end of the second game. Putting Devil May Cry 4 after these events raise questions over how Dante returned from Hell. Although later in the game’s ending, Dante’s return was hinted as Lucia hears a motorbike outside the Devil May Cry office. But we never got visual confirmation.

Perhaps Devil May Cry V will build onto it by acknowledging the events of Devil May Cry 2.

Devil May Cry V arrives March 8, 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Jawwad Iqbal