Shippin' Out February 4-8: Devil May Cry 4, Turok

Demon and dinosaur hunters prowl with Assassin's Creed DS, Twisted Metal: Head On PS2, Culdcept Saga X360, and multiplatformers Spiderwick Chronicles, American Idol Encore.

To the chagrin of a vociferous vocal minority within the PlayStation 3 camp, Capcom places the final nail in the coffin of the once-PS3-exclusive Devil May Cry 4 this week with the fourth installment of the game terrorizing the Xbox 360 and the PS3. (A PC version is also expected later this year.) The first original game in the brawler series since 2005's DMC3: Dante's Awakening, DMC4 follows new protagonist Nero as he vanquishes hordes of infernal minions with gusto. A demo for the game is currently available on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

Demon hunters won't be the only ones on the prowl this week. Disney's Touchstone Studios is set to revive time-traveler-turned-spacefarer Joseph Turok this week on the 360 and PS3. (A PC version is expected this spring.) Once again, Turok is out big-game hunting for reptiles of the prehistoric sort, and is taking out an army of homo sapiens war criminals along the way. Altair will also be tracking prey this week in the Nintendo DS version of Ubisoft's money maker Assassin's Creed in Altair's Chronicles, a prequel to the console version of the game.

A return to God of War director David Jaffe's roots, Twisted Metal: Head On: Extra Twisted Edition is Eat Sleep Play's first project and arrives on the PS2 this week. While the game is technically a port of a near-three-year-old PlayStation Portable game, Jaffe's studio has loaded the disc up with a host of bonus goodies, and will be offering the game at a budget price of $19.99. For the PC, Galactic Civilization developer Stardock will be launching sci-fi RTS Sins of a Solar Empire.

But it isn't all blood, guts, and mayhem this week, as Sierra Entertainment and Konami are coming through with a few family-friendly multiplatform titles. The Spiderwick Chronicles, based on the series of children's books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, brings action and adventure to the 360, PS2, DS, and PC, while Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore lands on the 360, PS2, and Wii. Also coming in at a budget price this week is Namco Bandai's collectible card/board game Culdcept Saga for the Xbox 360.

Microsoft and Nintendo's downloadable stores will be stocked with a few new products this week. On the Wii's Virtual Console, side-scrolling shooter Operation Wolf arrives for 500 Wii points ($5), while Tetris-inspired puzzler Columns III runs for 800 Wii points ($8). Arriving this Wednesday to Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade will be Poker Smash, a puzzle game where players must clear rows by making poker hands. Developed by indie studio Void Star Creations, Poker Smash costs 800 Microsoft points ($10).

This week's new releases are listed below (list taken from retailer information--actual dates may vary).

FEBRUARY 4, 2008
Carrier Strike Force (PC)
Columns III: Revenge of Columns (Wii VC)
Operation Wolf (Wii VC)
Paws & Claws Pet Resort (DS)
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (PS2)
Sins of a Solar Empire (PC)
World Championship Cards (PS2)
Zoo Tycoon 2 DS (DS)

FEBRUARY 5, 2008
20 Questions (PC)
Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles (DS)
Culdcept Saga (X360)
Devil May Cry 4 (X360, PS3)
Downstream Panic! (PSP)
First Battalion: Gold Edition (PC)
Homie Rollerz (DS)
Karaoke Revolution Presents American Idol Encore (X360, PS2, Wii)
Medieval II Total War: Gold Pack (PC)
Merv Griffin's Crosswords (PC)
My Horse and Me (Wii, DS)
Nobunaga's Ambition: Rise to Power (PS2)
Puppy Palace (DS)
Real Soccer 2008 (DS)
Spaceforce: Captains (PC)
The Spiderwick Chronicles (X360, PS2, DS, PC)
Turok (X360, PS3, PC)
Twisted Metal: Head On: Extra Twisted Edition (PS2)

FEBRUARY 6, 2008
Poker Smash (XBLA)

FEBRUARY 7, 2008
No releases announced.

FEBRUARY 8, 2008
No releases announced.

Written By

Want the latest news about Spaceforce: Captains?

Spaceforce: Captains

Spaceforce: Captains

Follow

Discussion

86 comments
joyyy
joyyy

i hope they realease a demo in PC.

JMilts
JMilts

I played the Demo on my buddies PS3 and It's way better then the first 3.

blaze11987
blaze11987

Why does Devil May Cry have such a high level of popularity? its total button mashing crap

trystkl1826
trystkl1826

No Devil May Cry 4 me until after my wedding. Turok looks great in it's screens but I wonder if the game has the same glamour.

karrasxk
karrasxk

It's so funny that you know a game will suck if Gamespot doesn't review it the day it comes out or soon after. They must have some kind of agreement with the game companies to stimulate impulse buys by delaying poor reviews.

d3f1anc3
d3f1anc3

DmC4 rocks, got it yesterday for my birthday. Going to get Turok once it's released on PC.

SaintRasmus
SaintRasmus

Paws and Claws pet resort: Sounds like a winner to me. I am gonna get Turok and Devil May Cry 4 and maybe only maybe My Horse and Me.

Azwhtknight
Azwhtknight

Looks like a very promising week all-round. Not nearly enough PS3 titles, but DMC 4 and Turok are a good start and more will be coming including exclusives.

Poedon
Poedon

Wow we finally got another Nobunaga's ambition. I've always felt that that series was beter than Romance of the 3 kingdoms.

nate1222
nate1222

Turok looks pretty good. Hope it's better than Turok Evolution. TE stated out great, then it DEvolved into crap as the game progressed.

Naganox777
Naganox777

When's Lost Odyssey coming out? Isn't it already out in Australia?

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

Can't wait to play some of these games, will get them when can afford them

cronew1
cronew1

I preordered dmc4 from best buy only to find out they are not getting it untill wendsday

LordReithgar
LordReithgar

Man DMC 4 comes out only tomarow over here!! :( can't wait to go and grab it up!!

Redhairboy491
Redhairboy491

Turok reminds me wayyy to much of the n64 version i played (sigh) but devil may cry still looks pretty good, reminds me a bit to much of onimusha, but still good

thegamegod
thegamegod

DMC4 for me,turok looks crap (visually) and plays crap,unless the demo was an older version of the full retail game.

hotdork70minus1
hotdork70minus1

Yes Turok looks really weak ! The only cool thing is a few killing styles. The maps/ envioronments are boring and un-interactive. The game is more about trial and error then actual strategy ( you will know what i mean when you get to the spider tank and the T-Rex ), the battles aren't even fun. AI is all over the place and the multiplayer sounds like a cool thing but it's nothing to write home about.

Gameboy2k
Gameboy2k

If Turok fought Nero and Dante, would he win?

spidey223
spidey223

Turok's looking weak???? Something must be wrong with your eyes. Still, i've been wanting a new CULDCEPT for years! That's what I'm buying.

hotdork70minus1
hotdork70minus1

DMC4 demo was pretty ho hum. It wasn't terrible but I'll take Ninja Gaiden over it any time.

dougphisig
dougphisig

Disappointed that they have switched down to just 2 VC releases each week now on the Wii.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

DMC4 for me...Turok's looking weak.

zeke2040
zeke2040

i can't wait for DMC4, that game will look good in my collection...lol

Gameboy2k
Gameboy2k

I WANT THIS GAME LOADING IN MY CONSOLE RIGHT NOW!!!! (I'm not saying what I got because I dont wanna be stoned by fanboys) lol. Seriously, I cannot wait to play this game. The demo was off the heezie, fa Sheezie

v8nnwilder
v8nnwilder

I traded in Splinter Cell: Double Agent for Turok (PS3) this weekend. Been playing it a bit and even thou it's far from perfect it is a fairly decent title (too early to really say)... But killing guys & Dino's with your knife & Bow is pretty cool.But it is true that the 360 version is running a bit better than the PS3 version but it's the usual crap with lame ports. I mean come on get over it already. There are developers that made the right ports so why can't everyone? As for DMC4 I think it will have to wait a couple of weeks still weighing up my options. (dynomitemasta You can tell all the disgruntled PS3 owners, . . they, right off the bat are saying how DMC4 is either only worth a rental, or dissing it completely. Yet, before the DMC4 360 announcement, it was one of the exclusives that they LOVED rubbing in the face of 360 owners. ) Well I don't agree with you on that thou it is not like we dissing it completely as you would say and I (for one don't care about it being exclusive as you said multi platforms are good for everyone all round) but the moment it became a Multi platform title it meant that we'd (the PS3 owners) will get shafted again with a s***** port as most of the others out there. I really don't mind things being multi platform at all but then they need to be developed for each console individually so both sides get the best it has to offer.

animemog
animemog

I want FEBRUARY 7 & 8, 2008 releases announced!!

el_marid
el_marid

I bought this videogame 4/2 and it's fantastic

IIBlackknightII
IIBlackknightII

I neither thinking of buying any games at present.8)

audioslave69
audioslave69

hmmm allstores in san diego say DMC will be available on the 6th(wednesday) at 2 pm :'(. I want it tomorrow!!

rulo_rezn0r
rulo_rezn0r

ill rent devil 4 :) sounds like a great game, the demo was amazing

ocdog45
ocdog45

DMC4 and Turok might get a look this week

Pete5506
Pete5506

I dont think I am going to buy anything, I may just rent them

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

DMC 4 is going to be great! I really enjoyed the demo thats available on XBL. Turok wasn't so bad but it was a little boring... maybe it's just me.

planetkyle
planetkyle

Recycling old DMC boards? Strange that Capcom would do that. Perhaps a rent first? Bought Turok and LOVE it. Xbox 360 apparently runs these games a lil smoother as per reviews.

DangerousFat
DangerousFat

Nice to see GameSpot on top of release dates, Turok's only been out a whole week.

Kfoss
Kfoss

not a hole lot goin on for the PC there...*sigh*

bobnice
bobnice

Hey Redskin, yeah right- I guess you would think that the PS3 verion of Turok is better than the 360 version too? read IGN's review.

redskinStu
redskinStu

The PS 3 version will be better.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Looking forward to Devil May Cry 4 and Turok.

JCblueside
JCblueside

I got DMC4 on the 2nd of Feb, I'm in the second half of the game right now. :D

Collin20
Collin20

Turok has been out since last week at Best Buy

alberto2045
alberto2045

DMC4 man thats the game for me this month!!!!!! and then FFVII yeah!!!!!

IceDefenseGod
IceDefenseGod

Finally, DMC4. I thought the day would never come.