Japanese Devil May Cry 4 site relaunches

Capcom's much-hyped teaser campaign yields...a Web site launch.

In the immortal words of Public Enemy, "Don't believe the hype." For nearly two weeks, speculation has surrounded a semimysterious teaser on the Japanese Devil May Cry 4 site. The Web destination had sported a teaser animation counting down to today, when many speculated major new information about the highly anticipated but strangely elusive PlayStation 3 game would be unveiled.

Now, the countdown has ended. This morning, the Web site changed, revealing...the new Japanese Devil May Cry 4 site! Yes, fans of the Capcom hack-and-slasher can now revel in the glory of new pictures of series protagonists Dante and his twin brother Nero (aka Vergil)--and not much else. The bare-bones site has only placeholders for new screenshots, which it promises are coming on September 15. As recompense, it does boast several bits of concept art viewable via a Flash slide show.

While the countdown-teaser will likely be a disappointment to most, fans do have something to look forward to. According to Sony, Devil May Cry 4 will be playable on the show floor of the 2006 Tokyo Game Show later this month.

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momo43088
momo43088

im pretty sure your nero and the game is about fighting dante. but thats just my hunch from a dmc4 trailer i saw.

GADDARK
GADDARK

hey hey guys this is my first comment at all and i didn't follow the whole thing up but from my scamming i realized that there is a guy called Nero and may be he'll gonna be the main character is this true??? and if it's true where will Dante go ??????............. a DMC without Dante i guess it's not DMC any more they have to change the name or something and what about this Nero ???is he a devil??? will he have transforms???? i need details about him plz..

gashi2000
gashi2000

now get out of here you xbox fan go and talk about ninja gaiden

gashi2000
gashi2000

i gues you live up to your nickname emptycow

gashi2000
gashi2000

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OatmealKing
OatmealKing

waa....all u people who say DMC 2 was gay can go sit on ur thumb....i thought DMC 2 was way better then the first one....longer, better graphics, more moves, more bosses...more tatics...wtf...better...i mean the first was good but damn...how many times did we fight the fing hawk and the spider...cmon now....anyways.....DMC 4....what to say what to say....i just hope to god they dont screw it up with some gay phrasing or something...think about it...PS3 graphics with DMC's game play...omg...a game def waiting to buy.....

effingenus
effingenus

Stoked out of my mind for this game!!! They could burn DMC2 for all I care! The only thing they need to explain from that game is what made Dante a totally different character:)

audiosabbath
audiosabbath

i may be alone on this one, but would it be too much to assume that maybe, possibly Lucia could have a little screen time. I dont mean major, but some even if its only for a few seconds and she is in the background. If this game is goin to take place before DMC2 then they need to expand a little on some of the other characters considering the fact that Capcom apparently refuses to take the series further instead of just filling in holes (though major ones at that) before and between DMC1 and DMC2

metalcry
metalcry

i will Get ps3 no matter what it cost and buy DMC4, dmc has a space in my heart lolz

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

i don't see a lot of fan boys posting here. they realize that this is just one of the many games they will be missing out on.

overcode
overcode

OMFG, when is the DMC4 website gonna have a trailer? All this waiting for TGS is f*ckin' driving me bananas, wtf!

grnidbandit
grnidbandit

this game is going to be sweet cant wait!!

NinjaFoot
NinjaFoot

This countdown-teaser is definitely a disappointment to me.

afrotrigger
afrotrigger

Hmm, looks nice so far but I'm highly suspicious of Capcom after how they have been slacking on some of their other series. Its a shame its PS3 exclusive though. I dont know how some people are so hooked on the idea that Nero is Virgil. Virgil = Nelo/Nero ANGELO. So its similar but not spot on. Oh, and Virgil is Dead.

myzery17
myzery17

I WANT THIS GAME NOW!!!! *runs out side and screams*

_Sam_
_Sam_

why can't they make an english version

aidsta
aidsta

i can't read japanese : (

metalcry
metalcry

In Dmc1 mondus says before he dies (I will be Back And Rule This World) maybe capcom saved that line to this game:) perhaps he ressurect nelo and give him the power do defeat Dante and then dante will almost kill Nero, they make up become friends, and kick that damn mondus`s ass^^

bat249
bat249

the game is set up in this order dmc3 dmc1 dmc4 dmc2 so if vergil is dead because dante killed him to get the sparta sword then how can he come back in 4 in dmc3 vergil fell into hell and was rushing to fight mundus and that is why he is nelo in dmc1 then he dies so if that is vergil why wood he open his father's seal and y wood he need help from a human and ya if you die i dont think your coming back that wood seem bad like the old supermans death comic

bat249
bat249

- "Nero" is a knight within the Order of the Demon Blade, a religious order which protects the secrets and powers of demons from the world. - There's no indication that he is the Vergil that we know from DMC3 and DMC1. - The game is set in a huge city known as Fortuna. - The people here believe that Sparda is a god, and the Order that Nero works for wants to undo Sparda's seal. - It is for this purpose that Nero ends up in this city, but here his entire unit is slaughtered by the demon hunter Dante. and i think this is true i mean nero he is not vergil you can tell but i think you might have two dics for dmc4 like dmc2 one is dante and one is nero so in away i wood like to know how this fits with dmc2

bat249
bat249

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overcode
overcode

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demonik_one
demonik_one

CAN't wait can't wait can't wait.....(rambleing cont)

rohver
rohver

awesome...I check the site a few days ago and there was nothing but the DMC logo

UmonDaisuke
UmonDaisuke

"Big02005 how much crack u been smoking didnt you read the article nero is vergil lol idiot" Actually, the article is off since the developers haven't said that it's Nelo. Nero is a new character, and the basic story is that he's part of a brotherhood that's trying to unlock the curse of Sparda. Their villain is Dante, who's actually also playable. The official website will be updated every week now until the game's release next year. If you guys haven't checked screens yet, go to gameinformer.com Nero could be Nelo/Vergil, but that's not known yet. "I wonder if the Xbox 360 version of Devil May Cry will be announced at the Tokyo Game Show, the Microsoft X06 Trade Show, or maybe even after both of those events" The TGS is only two weeks away, and the developers confirmed that DMC4 is still a PS3 exclusive in this week's Famitsu. Confirmed by the site as well, so you have to wonder why would they not do so now. Let's ignore all circumstances (AC's for example) and go by a random rumor from an Xbox fanboy claiming that Capcom USA is asking for a port. DR's US sales are apparently so miracleous, that Capcom is prematurely going to change their global strategy. It's exclusive now, but like any Capcom "exclusive" (including DR and Lost Planet), there is a 50% of a port after the original version release. Unless of course, a hardware manufacturer ensures that it doesn't happen.

coolman437
coolman437

Big02005 how much crack u been smoking didnt you read the article nero is vergil lol idiot "hack-and-slasher can now revel in the glory of new pictures of series protagonists Dante and his twin brother Nero (aka Vergil)"

reaver12345
reaver12345

Trish is in DMC 2 Big u have to beat dante mode on harde

BigO2005
BigO2005

I think that nero is dante's kid and I think his mom is Trish from dmc 1 because she is not in dmc 2.

Vendrena
Vendrena

to D Farrell oh okay, but i still think that Nero is not Vergil to say, he could be like a reincarnation or incarnation of Vergil's spirit or sothing like that,

mike_mgoblue
mike_mgoblue

I wonder if the Xbox 360 version of Devil May Cry will be announced at the Tokyo Game Show, the Microsoft X06 Trade Show, or maybe even after both of those events, just like Assassins Creed was announced for the Xbox 360 after the E3 show and the Game Convention.

Striker426
Striker426

Nero could be Nelo. The Japanese treat the L and the R sound as the same. They make no distinction between the sounds. But then you have to ask yourself, if the game takes place after DMC1 then why would Angelo look all clean cut? IGN says that DMC4's Nero is an all new character and Dante takes a back seat in this one. The full title should be, DMC4: Sons of Liberty. LOL

metalcry
metalcry

lol this story is after dmc1

ChrisMx2
ChrisMx2

It looks like it will take place after DMC3 and before DMC1. Can't wait until they announce more on Sept.15.

Joker_268
Joker_268

I dont know about this nero guy but he best not be the playble character ( it better be vergil ) i wish vergil returns but this time he is on ur side or something, hopefully TGS will reveal more, im really looking forward to the TGS and obviously DMC4. :: )

lennygundam14
lennygundam14

I cant wait to get my hands on this game, I am such a dmc fanatic, I have the other DMC games as well, by the way, will this game run in HD 1080p?

metalcry
metalcry

i dont care what ppl say until i see the truth on TGS, but anyway i really hope that nero is vergil for cmon, why dose he look so mush like dante and vergil ,dose dante have another twin or somethink, is nero also half demon half human, whatever but it would be kinda cool if dante and Nero was fighting eachother and suddenly Vergil appers that would be cool the 3 sons of sparda :D

xJasminex
xJasminex

Wait.. I heard that Nero is a whole new character? WTF Gamespot?

D Farrell
D Farrell

to answer Vendrenas question japanese subsitute the r sound for l when pronouncing foreign names so actually youre right 'nero' is indeed 'nelo'.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

New Japanese site?! NO WAI!!! Come on, Capcom. Was this really necessary?

Vendrena
Vendrena

oh ya btw Vergil in DMC1 is Nelo Angelo not Nero Angelo but i still want to know if both Nelo/Vergil and Nero are connected because it can't be a coinsidence.

Vendrena
Vendrena

man gamespot should get the right facts before posting news, in now where in the site or the famitsu mag did they say Nero is Vergil. Nero could be something of Vergil but still they should get facts right before say so because when i first read this i was like. "Sweet Vergils back!" but to only find that nothing of Vergil is even mentioned, however Nero looks Kick@$$ so it's all good!

robfield
robfield

I don't care about anytrhing DMC 4 until they start showing gameplay that is something different from DMC 3

Oldjoker123
Oldjoker123

Look, this is a fantasy game. Dante killed Mundus, who is like Satan and then Trish disappeared for no reason. Vergil has to be Nero, to at least some extent, no game designer is lazy enough to create a second character with the same name as an earlier one. My theory is that when Dante killed Vergil, he killed Vergil and not the Nero Angelo or when Dante killed him, he sent him back to hell, which coudn't exist without Mundus/Satan and Vergil made his way back to earth, only be to still afflicted with the whole evil Nelo Thing, this would explain the lack of Katana and freaky hands

hmsmichaelot
hmsmichaelot

Nero is vergil. In DMC 1 nero had Dantes family crest half