As gamers explore the world of Devil May Cry 5, many have inquired whether or not Vergil is a playable character. Opening with Nero, players have the opportunity to cycle between a variety of characters, including the lovable Dante. However, it’s not immediately clear whether or not Vergil is present in the game. To help clear everything up, we’ve put together a guide addressing Vergil’s presence in Devil May Cry 5, and whether or not he’s playable.
Warning: This feature contains major story spoilers for Devil May Cry 5, proceed with caution!
Is Vergil in Devil May Cry 5?
As noted above, we’re about to discuss major story spoilers, including the ending of Devil May Cry 5. With that out of the way, the answer to the question of whether Vergil is in Devil May Cry 5 is both yes, and no. Similarly, Vergil isn’t directly playable in Devil May Cry 5, though it’s later revealed that you’re able to play a small part of Vergil in the form of V.
Rumors have also begun to circulate that a full, playable version of Vergil may be added to Devil May Cry 5 in the future via the Bloody Palace mode scheduled to release in April of 2019. However, the inclusion of Vergil in this mode has yet to be officially confirmed or denied. For added backstory, Devil May Cry 5 opens with a grand fight against a formidable opponent called Urizen.
Unable to defeat him, Nero is forced to regroup and before taking on Urizen again. In a later cutscene, we see a hooded steal Nero’s demon arm (Devil Bringer) from him. This hooded figure is later revealed to be Vergil. In Devil May Cry 5, Vergil has split apart after stabbing himself with Yamato. His demon half is revealed as Urizen, while his human half forms the mysterious V.
V has all of Vergil’s memories and is self-aware when it comes to his origins. While V appears to know that he is a version of Vergil, and feels remorse over Vergil’s actions, he also opts to distance himself from Vergil in many ways. Because you can play as V in Devil May Cry 5, it’s safe to say that a small aspect of Vergil is indeed playable in Devil May Cry 5.
You can also fight against a version of Vergil, as Urizen is essentially the demonic side of Vergil himself. Towards the end of the game, it becomes clear as V deteriorates that his fate is to be reabsorbed by Urizen. When this happens, Vergil is essentially reborn. This appearance of Vergil at the end is somewhat brief.
Throughout most of Devil May Cry 5, the versions of Vergil that are present are markedly different from previous iterations, as both Urizen and V share little in common with Vergil himself. This makes sense, as each represents a unique half of Vergil, with V showing a more “human” side of Vergil that’s honestly refreshing in its sincerity.
In the future, it’s possible players will be able to play as the fully restored Vergil. As noted above, this will likely come in the form of the Bloody Palace mode in April. To recap, Vergil is present in Devil May Cry 5 in the form of Urizen and V. While you can play as V, you aren’t able to directly play as the fully reborn version of Vergil that appears towards the end of the game.
Now that you know more about Vergil’s presence in Devil May Cry 5, be sure to check out some of our other features including all Style Ranks in Devil May Cry 5, all alternate costumes in Devil May Cry 5, and how to unlock the Infinite Devil Trigger ability in Devil May Cry 5.