Devil May Cry 5: Why the DMC Timeline Was Changed?


Guess I’ll have to see with my own eyes. Today we will discuss about Devil May Cry 5: Why the DMC Timeline Was Changed? Devil May Cry What’s up guys? It’s Reddit LoL doing a follow-up on a article I made a few days ago. And it’s regarding the recent change of Devil May Cry’s timeline. During a stream on the official Capcom website we recently discovered that Devil May Cry 2, the game that was for the longest time at the tail end of the DMC timeline. Is now being placed before the events of DMC4. Which made a lot of fans including myself do a double-take. So we’re gonna talk about that today.

DMC and the Capcom team

As I was saying the developers behind DMC and the Capcom team have been making some very strange moves regarding the series canon. 1 of the earliest instances of strange adjustments we’ve gotten is the subtle change in Morrison’s ethnicity. And his inclusion in DMC5 pretty much confirms that the anime is a part of the Devil May Cry chronology. I know that there’s a good majority of fans who were thrown off by that change.

Like there were comments on how the anime’s existence in the timeline was no more due to Morrison’s color change. But I can reassure you that the anime is still for the most part still canon. The director his mentioned it in a lot of interviews. And there’s recently been a cutscene floating around confirming that Morrison isn’t the only character from the anime who will be featured in DMC5.

Devil May Cry Dante!

Recently another article from 1 of the cutscenes in DMC5 surfaced showing Dante and Morrison discussing info on the new client. And some of the dialogue featured a cameo from a prominent character from the Devil May Cry anime. Take a look. Devil May Cry. Dante! Dante! Do you have any idea how many times I tried to call? ! Like a zillion! Oh my god! Tonight’s my birthday party! Yeah I’m turning 18! I’m not a little kid! So for those of you who can’t tell that’s Patty Lowell from Devil May Cry: The Animated Series. She was a young girl at the time who was actually introduced to Dante through Morrison as a new client. And hires Dante to protect her to receive her inheritance from the Lowell estate.

But later finds out that she’s being used as a decoy by the actual heir to the Lowell fortune. She’s actually the descendant of a powerful Devil sorcerer and an alchemist. It’s kinda crazy that everyone Dante works with has some kind of crazy associations with the demon realm. But anyways this cutscene is kind of a direct callback to mission 1 of the anime. Because you have Morrison introducing Dante V but before that he gets a call from Patty reminding him that she’s gonna be celebrating her 18th birthday. Sorry young lady. Maybe in 10 years or so I’ll ask you out on a date. And I’ll tell you no in 10 seconds. Me.

Devil May Cry Dante business

I’m only into younger guys. I thought my strawberry sundae would be delivered by the time I got outta the shower. That strawberry sundae? What? ! Hey that was mine! What the hell do you think you’re doing? ! This is my place! Let’s get this straight! My place. Mine. It was totally filthy and dorky. So I cleaned and did some cute decorating. Cute’s a relative term. I’m more concerned about my goddamn dessert. That’s what I charge for my work. Thanks! It was the best sundae ever! Some things just never change like her constantly getting on Dante’s last nerve. This just shows you how long it’s been since Dante has been running the Devil May Cry business like it’s been over a decade.

So far we’ve gotten callbacks like Nell Goldsteen from the Devil May Cry novel who’s been confirmed to be Nico’s grandmother. And now we have Morrison and Patty from the anime. But getting back on to the main topic. A lot of fans weren’t sure what to make of the new article rearranging the chronology. Everything pretty much remains the same except Devil May Cry 2’s spot which is now placed before the events of part 4. And there’s been people who like this change and others who have been downright pissed.


On 1 end you have fans saying that it makes sense to place it in its new spot because of Dante’s melancholic personality from 2 sort of transfers over into DMC4 where he’s somewhat serious. I think that’s a bit of a stretch because you gotta remember during the flashback where it showed Dante getting ready to embark on the mission in Fortuna. He’s totally normal as we’ve seen him in DMC3 and 1. He’s kicked back laughing and eating pizza with Trish and Lady. It just doesn’t look like he was serious or depressed.

The dude was literally just smirking and being awfully observant. So let’s just throw that outta the window. Another thing that they say is that Dante has been depressed since the anime and it really kicks in by the time DMC2 happens. Once again I don’t really see the so-called depression he acts like he’s been acting since DMC1. I just chalk it up to the fact that they didn’t know what to do with DMC2. Just looking at how they quickly flash instances of it in their latest recap shows. And there are still some fans who don’t believe it has been rearranged in the timeline. But that has been confirmed in a tweet by the producer Matt Walker. Devil May Cry 5: Why the DMC Timeline Was Changed?

Supported Conversation

Stating that they did in fact change the order and that DMC4 now comes after DMC2. 1 thing I can say I took from this is that the timeline of 3142 was an actual thing. Because after this whole change you had fans coming out of the woodwork saying that DMC2 had taken place before DMC4 for years and that nothing was really changed. But as you can see Matt Walker says that it’s officially been changed. So take of that what you will. What I will say is that I can think of 1 reason why DMC2 could fit between 1 and 4 and that is supported by this brief conversation between Nero and Credo in DMC4.

Take a look at this. Fortuna Castle huh? That’s what the witnesses said. Guy just came from Hell. He’s gotta hit up a couple of tourist sites! Might seem like a simple sarcasm but Nero states that Dante just came back from Hell. Not sure if you remember but the last time we saw Dante in DMC2 he was driving into the dark depths of hell or the demon realm. Many assumed that he was still stuck in the realm and when DMC5 came out they wanted to know how he escaped. But I’m guessing the motorcycle engine we heard at the end of DMC2 when Lucia was waiting at the shop was in fact Dante making his return.

Version of Dante

Now I dunno how Nero knew that Dante came from hell or if he was just being sarcastic. But that’s the only way I can logically place DMC2 before 4. It’s just so weird how for some reason this game keeps getting avoided when it comes to unanswered questions. It’s essentially the red-headed stepchild of the series. If anything I’m hoping that we get an appearance of Lucia or at least a reference of her whereabouts. And maybe we can get an unlockable version of the DMC2 Dante’s suit since it is by far the most badass version of Dante we’ve gotten. But this is pretty much the last article I’m gonna do pertaining to this subject.

I got a few requests from the last article asking for me to go more in-depth on it. And I don’t think there’s anything else I can say about. The once OP version of Dante has now been nerfed and is now weaker than DMC4 Dante. What I will say is that after DMC5 is all said and done. And Hideaki Itsuno wants to work on another Devil May Cry project. Fans including myself would absolutely love to get a remake of Devil May Cry 2. Maybe he could rework the gameplay since he was barely on the original project. . And he could give the story a facelift to properly fit in the DMC canon. But that’s just my wishful thinking. Anyways I wanna know what you guys think? Do you think this is the right move? And how would you like a DMC2 remake?


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