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Capcom is a Japanese developer and publisher of games known for making multi-million dollar franchises like Mega Man, Darkstalkers, Onimusha, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, and of course, the Devil May Cry series.

Development of Devil May Cry[]

After the completion of Resident Evil 2 in 1998, Hideki Kamiya began directing the next Resident Evil game with the team named "Team Little Devil". The team went to Spain to research castles and medieval structures as a basis for the game's environment. However, the survival horror formula in Resident Evil was radically changed during the early developmental stages: The main character, "Tony", was supposed to be a man made invincible by biotechnology, and the focus of combat was to be fast and stylish. Instead of halting production on game, the team began making a new series based on modern horror with medieval, magical, and ancient weapons with demons as enemies. This series project was launched as Devil May Cry, and it became a success.

Game references[]

Capcom is known to insert references or cameos of other franchises into the Devil May Cry series, such as characters appearing in other games or cross-over games; movesets being copied between franchises; and logos, quotes, or objects being referenced into and from Devil May Cry.

See also[]

  • To see the Capcom games bearing several references and cameos to this series, go to the Non-DMC category page.
  • For a detailed description of the creation of Devil May Cry, see Resident Evil 4's development section.