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Devil May Cry 5 is real, watch the first trailer from E3 2018

It took 10 years, but the classic Devil May Cry series is returning.

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Capcom revealed the first look at the much-anticipated, much-rumored new entry in the Devil May Cry franchise, Devil May Cry 5. The series has been dormant for a decade, outside of a reboot/offshoot that got a muted response from diehard fans. But at Microsoft's E3 2018 event, Nero and Dante made a triumphant, and predictably ridiculous, return to the spotlight.

Longtime game director Hideaki Itsuno is making a return to the series, in what's part of a clear effort from Capcom to reinvigorate the franchise that has excited action fans since the Playstation 2.

"We think we've made something that feels better than any action game we've ever created," Devil May Cry producer Matt Walker said on the Microsoft stage after the trailer reveal.

So without further delay, here's your first look at Devil May Cry 5.

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Devil May Cry 5 is slated for release on Xbox One in Spring 2019, with other platforms still unknown.

Check out everything Microsoft announced in our Xbox E3 2018 roundup here.

E3 2018 coverage at GameSpot: Wall-to-wall coverage of the show from our sister site, GameSpot.

E3 2018 coverage at Giant Bomb: Still more commentary and news from E3, from our colleagues at Giant Bomb.