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Devil May Cry 5 now has a DLC that gives Nero a banana arm, as 2019 descends into nonsense

The Devil May Cry series is known for its thoroughly tongue-in-cheek approach to, well, most things, and now the game has really gone haywire in a brilliant, chaotic kind of way. Because now you can get Nero a banana arm for free (opens in new tab) in Devil May Cry 5 (opens in new tab). Yeah, you read that right. A banana. Arm. It’s rather fittingly called Monkey Business, and is a modified Devil Breaker, specifically one that uses the same broad moves as the Helter Skelter weapon. Plus when you hit enemies with it the bananas explode into a sticky yellow mess. Lovely. You can see it in action below. 

Acting like a potassium-soaked drill, the weapon looks like it makes short work of enemies and helpfully reminds anyone playing that they should try and get at least one of their five a day by nomming on a banana. So really, if you look at it from a certain point of view Monkey Business is a health PSA as much as it’s a weapon (although this isn’t mentioned in the item description, I should point out). This isn’t the first time Devil May Cry 5 has done something that verges on the bizarre, as in the Deluxe Edition you can replace the in-game cutscenes with live-action rehearsals from the developers themselves. I don’t think there’s a cutscene of the developers using bananas as weapons to plan out how Monkey Business would work, though… although I wouldn’t put it past them to include it at a later date. 

Here’s some Devil May Cry 5 tips (opens in new tab) if you’re thinking of tackling the game for yourself, or look below to see what we thought of Devil May Cry 5!

While here at GamesRadar, Zoe was a features writer and video presenter for us. She's since flown the coop and gone on to work at Eurogamer where she's a video producer, and also runs her own Twitch and YouTube channels. She specialises in huge open-world games, true crime, and lore deep-dives.