Hideaki Itsuno, the director of Devil May Cry 5, previously stated that he would love to see the action title head to Nintendo Switch. While the possibility of a port is still far-off, Nintendo fans might still be able to convince Capcom to bring the game over, after all.
In a recent interview with German magazine M!, Itsuno expressed that his team might consider a Switch port of DMC 5. However, he would like to see Nintendo Switch owners first support his other game, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, which is launching on 23 April 2019. Here’s a translation courtesy of Nintendo Life:
“If Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen sells well on Switch, then we might consider porting DMC 5.”
For those wondering why a Switch port was not planned from the start, Itsuno also clarified that his team did not have Switch dev kits at the time:
“We started the development of DMC 5, while we didn’t have the dev-kits [for] the Switch. Because of that we concentrated on the PS4, Xbox One and PC version.”
It looks like Nintendo fans will just have to pray and hope that Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen excels on Nintendo Switch, and that Itsuno will be satisfied with the results. We’ll report back if anything new regarding DMC 5 develops.