Devil May Cry 5 has a secret ending that enterprising players will certainly be unable to unlock. Unfortunately, unlike most of the game, which is a finely-tuned and captivating experience, the game's secret ending leaves a lot to be desired, as it only features a brief amount of text before progressing through a sped-up version of Devil May Cry 5's credits.
Devil May Cry 5 is a return to form for a series that hadn't released a game since 2013's DmC. Critics have praised Devil May Cry 5 for its dazzling combat, unique character playstyles, and attention to detail, the latter of which has resulted in the most impressive character models the franchise has ever seen. There's already demand for Devil May Cry 5 on the Switch, too, and game director Hideaki Itsuno has hinted it could happen depending on the sales performance of other Capcom titles later this year.
Devil May Cry 5's secret ending can be found very early into the game. From here, be warned that there will be spoilers, though - if you're interested in playing Devil May Cry 5 and haven't progressed through it, be careful. Over the course of Devil May Cry 5, players will constantly run into the demon Urizen, the game's main antagonist and the reason for Nero, Dante, and V teaming up. Urizen is only supposed to be defeated when players hit a certain point in the narrative and have acquired new power to do so. The first few fights aren't supposed to be winnable, but are rather meant to be demonstrations of just how powerful Urizen is and how much more work the characters must do to survive him. Urizen first shows up in the game's prologue, when Nero, sans his Devil Breaker arm, is attempting to save Dante, Lady and Trish from defeat.
If players come back once they've beaten the story, though, they'll have access to Nero's Devil Breaker and Devil Trigger, which makes the fight much more manageable. With those abilities, PCGamer reports that players can beat Urizen during the prologue by saving their Devil Trigger charge, chipping away at Urizen's shield, and then expending the charge once his shields are down. It's a simple enough strategy and, depending on difficulty level, can end the fight in just a few minutes.
Once players down Urizen, the secret ending begins to play. It's a few lines of text about how everyone was happy and people were really impressed by Nero. Then a sped-up version of the credits plays and a trophy unlocks, and players are free to choose whatever they want to do next in Devil May Cry 5. It's cool that Capcom included a secret ending at all, but given how much work and polish went into Devil May Cry 5, the game's secret ending certainly lacks the style that made the rest of the game so appealing to fans. Lame secret ending or no, though, we recommend you check out the game - our own Devil May Cry 5 review praised almost everything about this particular trip to hell and back.