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Capcom is officially cool again. The publisher’s been a bit up and down since the superb PlayStation 2 era, but it’s really delivering at the minute. Devil May Cry 5 is one such game that’s got fans back on board, and judging by its E3 2018 reveal trailer, it’s going to be an absolute belter. The best bit? The company’s making it because we all wanted it.

“The last game was very good, but there were a few unhappy voices because it wasn’t a direct sequel and other things,” said marketing director Antoine Molant of DmC: Devil May Cry, in an interview with Games Industry. “We can debate whether that genre has the same appeal as it used to […] that’s hard to say. The project was born because of what the fans want.”

Stuart Turner, one of the bigwigs at Capcom Europe, continued that the company’s not simply going to do everything that fans ask, but there needs to be an element of fan service driving its decisions. “It’s part of giving back within the remit that we’re still a business, we still need it to sell,” he explained. “We want to give things to the fans, we want to support them, but it has to make sense. So we do it within reason.”

It’s a very reasonable response, and we think that the publisher’s going to reap the rewards in the long-run: Devil May Cry 5 looks superb. In fact, the Japanese firm’s already seeing success by giving fans what they want: there was huge demand for a next-gen, console Monster Hunter game – and it’s gone on to become the best-selling entry in the series.