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Devil May Cry[]

Character models[]

Coatless Dante[]

The default look of Dante in the Devil May Cry Trial Edition has him without his coat, in the final game, some of the in-game tutorials use that same model.


Submachine Gun[]

In the Devil May Cry HD Collection, there is concept art for a submachine gun that was made during the development of Devil May Cry. It appears to be a fictional hybrid of a Thompson and a Sten.[1]


A shoulder-fired single-shot cannon-like weapon is also shown in the gallery as an alternative weapon for Dante.[1]


On the PC version of the Devil May Cry HD Collection, it is possible to change what items Dante carries in his inventory in Devil May Cry, if done so, multiple unused items can be seen, they are the following:[2]


Devil May Cry 3142 Graphic Arts - page 068

Page 68 of the Devil May Cry: 3142 Graphic Arts artbook displaying some of the unused creatures.

As well as enemies which were outright cut, the Vault in the Devil May Cry HD Collection contains a number of alternate versions of enemies that actually do appear in the final game in their Resident Evil 4 forms. These include Phantom as a BOW with flesh between his joints instead of magma, Marionettes as zombies with distended arms, Nobodies wearing jewellery, the Blade in its original form as a Hunter, and a more obviously mutated version of Griffon with his multiple jaws shown as conjoined fetal birds.


A giant bat enemy is shown in the Devil May Cry HD Collection gallery. The model appears to have been used in the final game as one of the two forms of the Plasma.[1]

G Crow[]

The G Crow (G・クロウ, G Crow?) is an enemy that was planned to appear on the first stage of the game as a mid-size monster.[3]

G Leech[]

The G Leech (G・リーチ, G Leech?) is an enemy that was planned to appear on the second stage of the game as a small monster.[3]

Griffon Baby[]

The Griffon Baby (グリフォン・ベビー, Griffon Baby?) is an enemy that was removed from the game at a late stage, it went as far as the modeling stage, but was eventually cut due to it "looking too cute".[4]


The Kraken (クラーケン, Kraken?) is a massive squid-like enemy that was planned to appear on the third stage of the game as a boss, presumably fought underwater.[4]


The Macrophage (マクロファージ, Macrophage?) is an enemy that was planned to appear on the fifth stage of the game as a small monster.[3] It is shown as starting out in an eyeball-like form that would drop from the ceiling and unfold into an odd skeletal fish-like creature that slithered on the ground.


The Hydra (ヒドラ, Hydra?) is a multi-headed mutant snake that was planned to appear on the second stage of the game as a mid-size monster.[1]

Prehistoric fish[]

A fish resembling Dunkleosteus is shown in the Devil May Cry HD collection gallery.[1]

Red Shell[]

The Red Shell (レッドシェル, Red Shell?) is a trilobite-like creature that was planned to appear on the sixth stage as a small monster.[1]

Undead Dog[]

The Undead Dog (アンデッド・ドッグ, Undead Dog?) is a hideously mutated two-headed dog covered in eyeballs and shown to drop maggots as it walked. The mutation is similar to that of William Birkin in Resident Evil 2, including one of the dog's original limbs being drawn up to its chest and replaced with a larger one. It was planned to appear on the fourth stage of the game as a mid-size monster.[1]

Undead Human[]

The Undead Human is a strange statue-like creature with incomplete arms and two massive claws growing out of its shoulders: two minor variants are shown in the Devil May Cry HD Collection gallery, one with more degraded arms and a different head. They were planned to appear on the fourth stage of the game as a mid-size monster.[4]


The Uroboros (ウロボロス / Uroboros, Uroboros?) is a chameleon-like reptilian demon that was planned to appear on the fifth stage of the game as a boss.[3] It would have hung from the ceiling and attacked by stretching out its neck and flicking its tongue.


The Witch (ウィッチ, Witch?) is a dishevelled zombie cat with pronounced fangs that was planned to appear on the first stage of the game as a mid-tier monster. It most likely evolved into the Shadow enemy in the final game.[4]

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening[]

Devil May Cry 3 Trial Ver.[]

The Devil May Cry 3 Trial Ver. has a few mechanics that were changed or removed for the final game:

  • Wild Stomp was not tied to the Gunslinger Style.
  • Dante's hair and coat, among other things, had their own physics.
  • The Rebellion has a Quick Drive move, similar to the one present in Devil May Cry 4.
  • Using the Sword Pierce with Rebellion would result in Dante using Beowulf's moves (as he did with Ifrit's when using Round Trip in the first game), instead of the one kick move in the final version.
  • There is a cutscene that's played after Cerberus is defeated, which shows Dante entering the Temen-ni-gru. This scene is not used in the full game.

Clear Bonus Art[]

DMC3 Clear Bonus Art (16)

The unused Clear Bonus Art, acquired via file extraction.

Main article: Clear Bonus Art

The Special Edition contains one unused Clear Bonus Art that is very likely to have been related to beating the game as Vergil on Easy mode due to the text "Prequel doesn't mean you can be a newbie." being seen alongside it in the files.

Devil May Cry 4[]

Devil Bringer[]

The Devil Bringer used to have an orange color to it, with a fiery-like effect coming out of it when used.[5] This concept was kept in the game for quite a long time, but it was eventually changed by the time the Devil May Cry 4 2008 TRIAL Ver. released, however, this trial version has one screen where the orange Devil Bringer is still displayed when a tutorial is shown to the player.

Sealed Doors[]

DMC4 early sealed door

Early sealed door design in Devil May Cry 4, the stage design is also different in this footage, the Crest switch is missing in this M02 area for example.

Sealed Doors had a different design in the game in early footage.

Stylish Ranking[]

In early footage of the game, the rankings were as follow:[5]

  • Do it!
  • Come on!
  • Big up!
  • All that!
  • Slammin' Beat!
  • SmaSh Hit!!
  • StyliSh Showtime!!!

Bare Knuckle[]

DMC4SE Action Unused "Draw" move (Trish)

The video as seen in the PC version's folder.

In the Special Edition\nativeDX10\movie\id\t_act folder of the Special Edition (PC ver.), players can find all of the Trish videos that are used within the in-game "Library" which display a preview of an action. One of the videos in this folder (named "t-mov015") remained unused in the game, the video displays a move of the Bare Knuckle where Trish performs an animation similar to the Gilgamesh's "Draw" move. The action itself cannot be performed by Trish in-game and none of the menus make a mention of it.

Rush Hour[]

Just like the above, except in the "l_act" folder, a video (named "l-mov018") of a Lady action is present which is not seen within the in-game Library. In the clip, Lady is seen performing her Shotgun move named "Rush Hour", the video used in the game itself shows Lady performing the same move but from a different angle. Perhaps the unused clip was meant to be used for an upgrade for "Rush Hour", or it was meant to be used for "Rush Hour" itself, but the developers decided to record another with a different angle.

"Rush Hour" has one upgrade in the game, which is named "Ground Zero".

Devil May Cry 5[]

Playable Vergil[]

A barebones version of Vergil exists in the game files, and can be accessed by hacking the game and changing the player character value to 4 instead of the usual 1-3. He has a basic moveset, but no learnable skills or menus.

When asked about this in a Siliconera interview, Matthew Walker stated: "what modders found was remnants of a system used during development to test out Vergil’s moves as a boss in the game. More so than even the other bosses, we were very particular about Vergil, given his importance to the series".[6]


Pages 128-135 of the Devil May Cry 5 Official Art Works artbook display various designs of unused enemies.



DMC5 unused Nero taunt

The game code for Devil May Cry 5 contains one unused taunt for Nero.[7]


Pages 248-249 of the Devil May Cry 5 Official Art Works artbook display two storyboards that were replaced for the final game.



DMC5 unused V move

The game files contain animation and description for one unused V's attack, called "Kiss of Death".[8] It has V rising up into the air, with words “I'm taking my time”, and conducting the Familiars with his Cane as they destroy enemies in a wide range. The attack drains all DT.[9]

Action Command Description
Kiss of Death During Promotion,
on ground,
PS: press and hold Button ps4 square+Button ps4 triangle+Button ps4 circle
Xbox: press and hold Button xbone x+Button xbone y+Button xbone b
Expend all of your power to destroy all enemies in the area. Consumes all of your DT Gauge. Cannot be activated if any of your demon companions are in stalemate.

The animation and the voice line were later used for Vergil's move "World of V" in the Special Edition of the game.

Clear Bonus Art[]

Main article: Clear Bonus Art

The game code for Devil May Cry 5 contains four unused arts, two of them are both very likely to have been related to the Prologue mission, these were found in the game shortly after its original release.

The other two unused arts were only found after the Vergil DLC released, these can be unlocked via modding. They are acquired by playing Mission 20 and can be seen at the Gallery via Nico's Reports > Enemy Reports > Dante.


Unused storyboard (Opening)[]

Unused storyboard (Prologue)[]


The game code for Devil May Cry 5 includes several unused files, some of them have a Japanese version.

??? Nero (possibly Super Nero)
Some people talk about conquering their inner demons. Nero awakens his and grows wings!?
What kind of power has he tapped into here? What if there's no limiter on this stuff? The armies of the underworld had better watch their asses!
Still, with great power comes great screw-ups. Let's hope Nero can keep his head and not get drunk on his new power.
??? Dante (possibly Super Dante)
No limits, no barriers, no contest! Dante with access to unlimited power is enough to make Hell itself shudder.
With this Dante on the scene, you can bet your buns some devils may cry.
??? V (possibly Super V)
What happens when V finds that his usually unstable power is suddenly unlimited?
You ask me, it'll make it easier for him to stay alive out there.
Then again, he's still so physically weak he can hardly stand. If he gets carried away, he could be settin' himself up for a smackdown.
Mega Buster

When I was a kid, there was this superhero who'd fight evil by changing his arm into all kinds of weapons. Man, I loved that little fella! Heck, I might not even be here helping ya today if not for that scrappy little guy.

Anyway, this arm is a tribute to the arm of that noble hero. A spitting image, if I do say so myself. Think you got what it takes to rock it, man?

子供の頃、右腕が様々な武器に変化 するヒーローの番組があってな。私はそいつが大好きだった。今、お前の右腕作りに夢中になって いるのもその影響かもしれないな。

この作品は、そのヒーローの右腕を 私なりに再現した物だ。我ながらいい出来だと思ってるが、使いこなすのは難しいかもな。

Gerbera GP01

This bad boy's something else. I upgraded the Gerbera at the request of another legendary artisan, Kawamori.

This guy has a flair for flash, let me tell ya. The color scheme was all his idea.

Something like this doesn't come along every day. You best treat it with respect.

これは素晴らしい逸品だぞ。カワモリという伝説の職人に依頼し ガーベラを強化して 貰 (もら) った。



Pasta Breaker

Say, remember that time I saw you fumbling all over yourself trying to chow down on some pasta? Man, I couldn't believe my eyes. Like, who has trouble with a freaking bowl of noodles!?

...Anyway, you best do a better job with the newest dish I've cooked up. Take a "stab" at it, if ya get my drift.


前に、お前がパスタを食い 辛 (づら) そうに していたのを見てな……うん。


Unknown (possibly either Sweet Surrender or Monkey Business)
.........No comment.


The game code for Devil May Cry 5 includes the following item names:

  • Goliath Shard (ゴリアテの破片, Goliath Shard?)
  • Artemis Orb (アルテミスの破片, Artemis Orb?)
  • Geryon Splinter (ゲリュオンの破片, Geryon Splinter?)
  • Gilgamesh Plate (ギルガメスの破片, Gilgamesh Plate?)

All of these are shown to be picked up by the characters during cutscenes.


The game code for Devil May Cry 5 includes files related to modes or mechanics that are unseen in the game, such as:

  • In the file that displays the texts related to new modes unlocked, there is a mode called "Online Bloody Palace".
  • In the file that displays the texts related to the Stylish Rank, there is a letter and word that remained unused, being the letter "E" with the word "Edgelord" tied to it.
  • In the file that displays the texts related to the Cameo System, there are texts that allude to an invite system and searching mechanic.
  • In the file that displays the texts related to the evaluation menu given to a player after a co-op mission, there is a text that states "Times fought together".


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Devil May Cry HD Collection - VAULT
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Devil May Cry: 3142 Graphic Arts - Page 068
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Devil May Cry: 3142 Graphic Arts - Page 067
  5. 5.0 5.1 Devil May Cry 4 ~ Footages from early builds
  6. Capcom's Matt Walker Talks Devil May Cry 5’s Vergil, Lady, and Trish
  7. DMC5Info on Twitter: "An unused taunt of Nero's has been found while exploring PC files.… " .
  8. The name "Kiss of Death" references a type of checkmate in which the attacking figure is supported by its own king.
  9. 【鬼泣5】V的隐藏超杀!!!你绝对没见过系列~【欢乐测试】_哔哩哔哩 (゜-゜)つロ 干杯~-bilibili