V wears sandals. There might be more striking elements about Devil May Cry 5’s new character – for instance, he looks like Adam Driver starring in a Criss Angel: Mindfreak biopic – but I’m not sure anything better symbolises the weird (and, to my mind, brilliant) approach Capcom’s taking with him.
I mean, have you tried running in sandals? It’s not impossible, but it’s definitely annoying. They flap around, they rub, they make weird slapping noises. That’s fine: they’re made for holidays, or walking around your house in a robe and little else. I would say that if you’re being forced to run in sandals, something has gone wrong in your life. And I have absolutely convinced myself that this is Capcom creating metaphors for mechanics.