TGS '07: Devil May Cry 4 Hands-On

Capcom runs PS3 and 360 versions of Devil May Cry 4 side by side in Tokyo, and debuts two new trailers.

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News broke in May this year that Devil May Cry 4 was going multiplatform, to both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and the reaction from fanboys was obvious: PlayStation fans derided the move, while Xbox stalwarts cheered to the heavens. Since then, GameSpot has played demo levels from both console versions, and found the differences to be, well, difficult to spot. Content-wise, Capcom reps tell us both versions will have exactly the same gameplay, and have confirmed today at TGS that both the 360 and PS3 versions will run at a solid 60fps at 720p resolution.

At Capcom's booth at TGS today, both versions were playable practically side-by-side on more than two dozen screens, although the levels being shown were the same ones that have been displayed since last year. Once again, it was near impossible to discern between the two graphics-wise, although the PS3 did seem to have a sharper draw distance than the 360, particularly in the demo level's wharf environment. And in terms of gameplay control, both versions are once again quite similar.

However, Capcom did showcase some new trailers for Devil May Cry 4. The first was a frenetic mix of action sequences from the game, and featured some cool moves from this game's main protagonist, Nero. There was also quite a lot of returning hero Dante, and we were teased with more glimpses of the fight between Nero and Dante seen in previous trailers. Dante also looks like he'll get to take on what we're assuming will be one of Devil May Cry 4's newest bosses: a large, dragon-like creature that can fly, and that even transforms at one point into a gigantic Little Shop of Horrors-style plant monster. Other highlights include what look like new moves for the Devil May Cry series, including one in which Dante spins upside down in midair while pumping an opponent below with bullets. There were also some impressive new air throws. The second, longer trailer was more story-focused, although the trailer shed its story secrets only after we clarified some confusing things with a Capcom rep. The source of animosity between Nero and Dante apparently concerns Dante's move to kill a friend of Nero's--a friend that happens to be demon, although Nero is unaware of that. However, there were plenty of other things that caught our eye, such as one particularly cool shot of Dante "wearing" a new weapon, the Gilgamesh. It consisted of two steel gloves, steel boots, and a faceplate that covers the bottom of Dante's face Hannibal Lecter-style; we're not quite sure what the Gilgamesh does, but it looks undeniably cool.

Devil May Cry 4 will be released simultaneously in early 2008 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, with the PC version arriving shortly afterward. Check back with GameSpot for more updates.

Discussion

139 comments
splinta_nz
splinta_nz

You guys have got to be kidding me, for god sake its a game, PC PS3 360 PSP DS who gives a dam its coming, but i mean have any of you thought bout the money these people make?? let it out on one system - some good cash flow, let it out on many and you have millions (all in due time) but its their, if these company's didn't want to let it out for every console of computer out their then they would of made a system that could do EVERYTHING, come on GUYS get over the console wars, your lucky that you have one or its not the 1900's again

graavigala
graavigala

its good that this comes as multi platform. the bad thins is that the main hero isnt Dante...

KokutenNagaki
KokutenNagaki

Why are you annoyed its on the 360? It doesn't hurt anybody. It's just fanboys gripping that they don't have any great exclusives on the PS3 anymore.

killzone_gamer
killzone_gamer

PS360 get it on PS3. guess which console I've got... :P serious though, i doubt there will be a difference. Im still annoyed that it even is on 360 though, SONY give up too easy these days...

boozak
boozak

Both Halo2 & 3 were merely shadows of the original, that's why alot've the series fans were dissapointed, bungie scewed up as far as the campaign is concearned, and although i acknowledge how good the multiplayer is when it's not stricken with lag & the whiney american kids are asleep i still feel it hasnt evolved much from the original, that i recal having more fun moments over xboxconnect than either've the sequels. ON TOPIC: AWESOME!! give realease date & TRAILERS!!

PS360Fanboy
PS360Fanboy

so which platform should i get this on?

Kirbysuperstar
Kirbysuperstar

"the only people who hate halo are the ones who suck at it, or refuse to play it" Yeah, you're right. I guess it couldn't be that maybe some people just don't like the game.

the_undisturbed
the_undisturbed

how come people are comparing DVM to HALO 3? before i thought there was only the console war and the format war (kinda pathetic war there) but theres now a war between Dante and Masterchief? >_> i find this very saddd and just cuz halo 3 came out this year nobody wants to compete with it? Metroid prime 3 came out this year and it may not have the graphics like halo 3 but its a great experience in its own ways (it didnt sell as much as halo3 but that doesnt mean its not a bad game) but Halo 3 is also a great experience in its own ways OK ON TOPIC no matter wut system this game goes on Devil May Cry will be a great game

Testament
Testament

it seem the producers that created DMC1, will be working on this one. I hope this is true, becuase in my opioion DMC1 was thee BEST. the rocket launcher cancel to the stylish looking devil form and memorible boss fights. DMC1 only need more combos and perhaps throws and it would had been a perfect 10.0 in my book. DMC2 was stupid as hell. DMC3 was HARD AS F==K. the second version of DMC3 was okay, but still didnt have the same feel as DMC1, so i'm hopping they get it right with DMC4....

Itsdewdewbabiee
Itsdewdewbabiee

Halo and DVM are two different styles of gameplay, how can you compare the two. People constantly want to make comparisons with games that have nothing to compare with. Halo 3 yes was a great game. But in terms of game play mechanics nothing much has changed. You jump over stuff, no cover system, nothing different. Graphically its a great upgrade. But I honestly don't think its a game that kills all games. Its much the same as Halo2, I don't know but it didn't have that WOW factor to me as did the first Halo. But it is a great game don't get me wrong, but are we at next gen? Seems to me that developers are trying to take short cuts when developing games. It seems that the new gen has lost some of what the old gen had, creativity. We have more multiplat games hitting the market, instead developers working on the strengths of one system there are trying to meet in the middle so they can release to both systems. Some game developers I feel haved sold their souls in a sense. All I have to say is game developers, Keep it real!

automattig
automattig

the only people who hate halo are the ones who suck at it, or refuse to play it

beastmr2
beastmr2

i cant wait for this game its gonna be "STYLISH"

Yama
Yama

Halo 3, Devil May Cry 4 comparisons... What a wonderful community.

krish666
krish666

halo 3 sucks ass DEEEP I dont know why they even call it a GAME its a piece of S**T

jackaldc10
jackaldc10

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Gamer_JasonX7
Gamer_JasonX7

this is awsome!!!! i cant wait for it to come out. by the time i buy all the games i want i will be homeless. oh and halo 3 is freakin sweat.

swatpup102
swatpup102

lol britannia07, halo 3 is so much better graphically that it only runs at 640p! ooo much better LOL

X_CAPCOM_X
X_CAPCOM_X

Wow. On 1up.com's article, they said that Kobayashi stated that he ez'ed the game up. Stupid. I loved the difficulty of DMC3. Now they have to trash it for casuals, then multiplat it for potential sales. I hate you, capcom.

brendandick
brendandick

If your gonna argue learn to spell, you can't compare the two games stop trying.

britannia07
britannia07

what ,,,, do u even know what u r taking about halo three is an amazing game the same as devil may cry but halo is way better graphicly n gameplay so if u gunna slag something off the at least understand it n the campain if amazing aswell for halo 3 hav u even played it ????

Gordfacekiller
Gordfacekiller

Halo 3 is just another first person shooter. The only thing its got going for it is the online play and seems every game is going that way. Dante would Kick master Cheifs butt.

Doolum
Doolum

yeah right.no more games gonna come out after Halo 3.Halo 4 (maybe),coz Halo 3 scared them out all. grow up,will ya.

killerbeeIV
killerbeeIV

You guys wanna know why Devil May Cry 4 isn't gonna come out this year because of halo 3 : no game wants to compete with halo 3

killerbeeIV
killerbeeIV

You guys wanna know why Devil May Cry 4 isn't gonna come out this year because of halo 3 : no game wants to compete with halo 3

metalgearliquid
metalgearliquid

Gamespot said: "Other highlights include what look like new moves for the Devil May Cry series, including one in which Dante spins upside down in midair while pumping an opponent below with bullets." God are they retarded? this is called RAIN STORM and Dante was able to do that in both DEVIL MAY CRY 2 and DEVIL MAY CRY 3. Christ as if the "we can't roll with the right analog stick anymore" wasn't humiliating enough for them.

clawboy
clawboy

This is one of the reasons why I own a Ps3. Tick Tock. Tick Tock. Tick Tock. How much longer?

Esteban011487
Esteban011487

If it looks cooler on the PS3 like they say, I will get it!!!.

thunderzone999
thunderzone999

If there was no console war, i would definitely go for x360.

vamroc
vamroc

"A gigantic Little Shop of Horrors-style plant monster." Looks like someone at CAPCOM has been Halo 2. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Spongeskeeter
Spongeskeeter

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing FearBoo. I'm not certain its rain storm, but if it is, the reviewer should have played dmc3 before writing this review, or maybe he just forgot about the move, it happens. I can't wait for this game!

FearBoo
FearBoo

" Dante spins upside down in midair while pumping an opponent below with bullets" isn't that rain storm ? from dmc3

phantom5813
phantom5813

Ok people. Let's face it. DMC4 is going to the xbox whether we like it or not. Obviously the PS3 version will be better since the game was originally developed and coded for the PS3. We can't definately say that it will be a lot better since 1. Capcom have said that the games and game play are identical 2. None of us have played it yet. Capcom will try to do as best they can to let xbox owners have a least 5 mins play before the red ring comes on and xbox owners have to call microsoft. Now that Halo 3 is out, there may not be anymore big hitters for xbox for a while. i could be wrong but mass effect doesn't appeal to me AT ALL.

Skiggy80
Skiggy80

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niqpere
niqpere

ok where are the new trailers

wwinterj25
wwinterj25

Well that is good that they both look good.I for one can't wait to get this :D

assassinX01
assassinX01

WhyteLeo : The bottom line is that the install base is quite small for the PS3. If there are fewer people to buy your product, then you need to find otherways to subsadize rhe devlopment costs. Obviously, the game would've run smoother and looked better on the PS3 if it were an exclusive (since the programming architecture between a PS3, 360, and PC are pretty different), but the core gameplay is all going to be the same). But fremember, all you Sony zealots, that the PS3 version is still the main System they're developing for, so i guess you can take solice in a slightly-better-than____'s graphics.

TPSISO9000
TPSISO9000

Jacob, why would Capcom apologize for making more money? Going multiplatform in this day and age only makes sense, and last time I heard they weren't a non-profit orginization. Actually, when one of these companies make an exclusive game (unless it's pointed to a very limited market, it only helps the console manufacturer) fans like you should be thanking them. If you're that mad about the PS3 situation, take it up with Sony, and good luck; Sony hasn't listened to it's fan base for years.

WhyteLeo
WhyteLeo

I don't know what was Capcom thinking but it's totally not right.

kikiitani
kikiitani

jacob-goodlich,dude you re such a nerd i have aps3 but ur talk implies you are a nerd.what if gears of war comes to ps3 later on,bet u wont be talkin that,just get a life man

jacob-goodlich
jacob-goodlich

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valcrist09
valcrist09

meh should of just stayed on ps3 but oh well, at leased this is one game 360 wont have an adv on with graphics or release date. and im sure it took some guts for gamestop to admit Ps3 has something a little better hehe.

termadoyle
termadoyle

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Genson77
Genson77

jajajaja I can see there are fanboys that want MGS4 on the xbox but lets face it. MSG4 is a next gen game that must be for the best nex gen console, Also, Yokojima have say that he do not like the xbox and he rather make games for the wii.

Genson77
Genson77

Capcom could have made a better version if they made it only to PS3 . The PS3 can make better than that but since the game will be on xbox too we ps3 users have to toke that. Is it important to mentoin that the gamspot admit that the PS3 version looks better than the red ring of dead xbox dahh... ofcource.

Phill119
Phill119

A definite must have game.

BajenVaNamnet
BajenVaNamnet

I think we PS3 owners decerve a version that looks a little bit better.