Earlier this week at PAX Prime, Capcom released a video demo of Devil May Cry 5. Unfortunately projected release date is at January 15, 2013. I notice they kept Nero’s hook and pull mechanic of DMC 4.
The Devil May Cry series has a reputation of being a heavy weight in the action-adventure, hack and slash genre but I still consider Ninja Gaiden 2 as the reigning king, where you are required to be defensive. In Devil May Cry enemies are little more than punching bags of various weight. Gameplay is a challenge because of how high of combo you can pull off. Unleashing such punishment is however very satisfying.