Devil May Cry 4 hits iPhone

Capcom brings 10-level, Nero-focused adventure to Apple's portable hardware; game supports Retina display, Game Center functionality.

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When Capcom first revealed that Devil May Cry 4 would be released on the Xbox 360 as well as the PlayStation 3, it prompted thousands of angry Sony fans to sign an online petition slamming what they viewed as a betrayal of the series' PlayStation-exclusive roots. That outrage has apparently died down somewhat, as Capcom today released Devil May Cry 4 Refrain for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch, with nary an online petition to be found.

Devil May Cry 4 Refrain offers two control schemes for players.

Devil May Cry 4 Refrain casts players as Nero, who returns with his Devil Bringer demonic arm. The game will run players through 10 levels and eight boss fights, with action-centric gameplay retaining series hallmarks such as a combination of melee and gunplay attacks, an emphasis on stylish technique for combo attacks, and collectible red orbs redeemable for various upgrades. Gamers will be able to play using simple three-button controls, or a "normal" control scheme featuring a virtual joystick and five onscreen buttons.

As for features centered around the game's new platform, Devil May Cry 4 Refrain was designed with the iPhone 4's 960-by-640 resolution Retina display in mind and supports Apple's Game Center functionality. The game is currently available at an introductory price of $1.99.

For more on the game's source material, check out GameSpot's review of the original console edition of Devil May Cry 4.

Discussion

36 comments
JoePiervincenti
JoePiervincenti

this was very weird playing on the iPhone... developers don't realize sometimes the best iPhone games are the ones that are built for the phone's controls... like Angry Birds, Break the Rope, etc....and the PSP version was cancelled a long time ago...

quiksurfer
quiksurfer

just feels weird to play dmc on iphone/ipad pray it release on psp ngp

XxNaruto77xX
XxNaruto77xX

um..thanks but no thanks, i would rather play it on a ps3, xbox or pc...bigger screen, whatever controller it provides, sit comfy and play..

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

Nero is better than Dante. Just sayin

suprsolider
suprsolider

method115 Of course I mean it. They aren't gamers. They are pathetic individuals who I consider LOSERS. They should get a real gaming machine such as the DS or PSP.

gstealer
gstealer

I don't know what's the point of launching this old game on the iPhone...I mean...what?

Trogeton
Trogeton

wow i had to check this one out.. DMC4 on iphone whoa

dantefenix
dantefenix

if u wanna play a game in a portable device go for psp2

Marky360
Marky360

@higgydiggy As long as it's free because having to pay extra for Dante in a Devil May Cry game would make this game even worse. I really hated Nero he was one of the Biggest reason's I didn't like Devil May Cry 4 as much as DMC3

reckeweg
reckeweg

I have this and while it's no Dead Space it isn't utterly ghastly. Capcom needs to take a page from EA's mobile offerings, at for the iPhone.

koospetoors
koospetoors

I can't see how this game will work on a touch screen, especially if you want to do major combos and other cool things. But its still quite cheap, so its not that much of a loss if the game ends up being mediocre.

method115
method115

@suprsolider Wait are you saying that if you play games on your phone that your not a gamer? Or that people who only play games on their phone are not gamers? Neither makes any sense people who play games only on the phone don't care if they are considered gamers. People play these games when they have time. Like when your at a restaurant waiting for your food. Basically anywhere that involves any amount of waiting.

method115
method115

@suprsolider Wait are you saying that if you play games on your phone that your not a gamer? Or that people who only play games on their phone are not gamers? Neither makes any sense people who play games only on the phone don't care if they are considered gamers. People play these games when they have time. Like when your at a restaurant waiting for your food. Basically anywhere that involves any amount of waiting.

DarthJohnova
DarthJohnova

I want to love this, i really do. But a hack 'n' slash on a touch screen mobile...really?? Think i'll pass.

suprsolider
suprsolider

iPhone is not a game machine. It's a piece of monkey crap. Just like the iPad isn't a game machine Serious, people who play games on iPhones,blackberry,android,iPad and whatever else ARE NOT GAMERS.

M3ran
M3ran

do people actually pay for these stuff?not worth it atall.

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

are you kidding?!?!?! people wasted their time writing a petition because a VIDEO GAME came out on two different systems. I think the only thing more pointless to care about is how many grains of sand are in the carpet of my cars floor boards.

Evz0rz
Evz0rz

Played it today and all I can say is that there is NO WAY this game was optimized for retina display! It simply doesn't look good. Maybe the phenomenal Dead Space has spoiled me :P

Franzkill
Franzkill

Um cool I guess but it makes you wonder why this couldn't have just been released for PSP.

happynoodleboy7
happynoodleboy7

Not Special Edition DMC 3 with its tweaked difficulty. The original version of 3.

happynoodleboy7
happynoodleboy7

I want to see DMC3 on iPhone. That would be hilarious.

higgydiggy
higgydiggy

@marky360 I read somewhere that their going to put out 10 Dante levels later on. Besides Nero is pretty fun to play as also, I prefer playing as him but Dante as a character.

Marky360
Marky360

How in the Hell can you call it a Devil May Cry game but you can't play as Dante. I feel sad for I phone users they got screwed that loser Nero sucked

RockMan-NEO
RockMan-NEO

pffft what ever. They put it on IPhone and not PSP. Stupid move if ya ask me

Smithers2286
Smithers2286

There is no way I would ever play Devil May Cry on an iPhone.

fightmusician
fightmusician

Can't beat $1.99 for a big franchise name like Devil May Cry!

Evenios
Evenios

no Ipad version? come on people!

lil_jon86
lil_jon86

great they will listen to them but not us wow maybe tomorrow it will rain wow capcom wow first time I seen capcom do this they really stood up that low give us a psp version to then

icy1007
icy1007

It is actually a well made game. I wish it didn't only restrict you to playing as Nero, but besides that it is very faithful the console original. I haven't tried out the "Normal" control scheme yet, but the "Simple" scheme seemse to work fine.

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

The on-line petition was stupid. I don't game on my iphone but for those that do its a cheap enough price.

Keivz_basic
Keivz_basic

Heh, I remember the news re: the online petition back in the day. Some people. Seems even more silly now then at the time.

Albenuova
Albenuova

This will be an iphone screen beaker