TGS '07: Devil May Cry 4 Updated Impressions

The full Nero/Dante throwdown gets played in full at TGS.

Capcom had one of the busiest booths at TGS this year, and for good reason. The PS3 and Xbox 360 playable demos of Devil May Cry 4 were attracting large crowds, and although the levels being demonstrated were nothing we haven't seen before, Devil May Cry 4 producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi did show off in full the Dante boss fight scene during an early Capcom stage show.

For those of you who have been following this game's progress, you'll know that Devil May Cry 4's main protagonist is Nero, a hero who looks and plays similarly to series regular Dante. Dante seems to take a backseat somewhat, although he will be playable in the full game. Previous trailers released by Capcom have hinted that Dante and Nero start off as enemies, with several scenes shown of a bruising fight between the two inside what looks like a cathedral.

Based on that footage, it was long assumed that Dante would be a boss fight within the new Devil May Cry. Kobayashi-san confirmed that today, showing an appreciative crowd at the Capcom booth the entire Nero-versus-Dante showdown, with Kobayashi-san commentating while a Capcom employee played as Nero on the big screen.

Unfortunately, the commentary was all in Japanese, so we can't tell you exactly what was said. We can tell you, however, that the fight was spectacular to watch, with both Nero and Dante pulling off some extremely flashy moves as they attacked and dodged around each other. One move stuck out in particular--Nero using his demon fist to block an incoming sword attack from Dante before throwing him across the room.

The Capcom employee managed to defeat Dante (although it was a close call), triggering a cutscene of Nero further punishing Dante. Many of these scenes have already been seen in previous trailers, including that brutal shot of Nero repeatedly battering Dante's face. The cutscene then shows Nero throwing Dante against a large statue before impaling him with his sword. Nero starts to walk away, but soon realises that Dante is still alive (despite the obscenely large sword sticking out of his chest). Nero then says to Dante, "You're not human, are you?" Dante drops to the floor and pulls the sword out of his body before responding: "Neither are you." He then jumps to the roof, with Nero shooting after him.

The Nero/Dante fight was certainly fast-paced, and left us counting down the days before we can try it ourselves. Devil May Cry 4 is due out on the PS3 and Xbox 360 in early 2008.

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slim2202
slim2202

i was really lookin forward to this game til i found out it was goin to xbox as well Devil May Cry is a playstation game all the way it has no business on xbox cos xbox is for FPS dats all they make fps fps fps they cnt pull of games lyk DMC i may not even buy it bcos of xbox

Gordfacekiller
Gordfacekiller

Dante not being the main character sucks but as lkong as you can play as him through the whole game I can deal with it, Also he had BETTER be in the next instalment as the Main Character even if it continues Nero's story! Nero is cool but all he is, is some dude who's arm is possesed by Vergil.

Vic-ice
Vic-ice

it would be nice if they told us when the demo's coming out at least!!!

O-Sareoth
O-Sareoth

the styles are back because if you look on the screenshots around where the health gauge is there are different letters (T,B,S,R) and in one the "T" is highlighted and ontop of the health gauge it says trickster so im asuming that the styles are back judging by that

Budbrowny
Budbrowny

whaaat this is on 360?! Now i dont have to buy PS3 saving me hundreds!

J-man13
J-man13

Remember in pert 3 of devil may cry when they had the different styles is that going to be in part 4? just asking

hellpolice
hellpolice

I'm just glad this one will be on the 360.

ricwen
ricwen

The girls in this game seem HOT! Haha..

Oozaru_Kakkarot
Oozaru_Kakkarot

Type Nero into wiki and ull see a hint to the outcome of his choices...

johnwillfindit
johnwillfindit

nero looks like hes one of those annoying characters who are on the wrong side and dont know it but will switch half way through the game

Big-Rick
Big-Rick

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nobodylive
nobodylive

NOOOOOOO DANTE WILL HAVE TO DIE F.U Nero!!! :(

XboxGuyxx
XboxGuyxx

Wavey-gravey. Unless Sony publishes it most likely a PS3 game will come to 360 sooner or later. I mean with twice the install base of the PS3 companies would be committing fiscal suicide to try and side against the Xbox 360. If you don't believe me look what a Konami US CEO said about MGS4. It's in Gamespot's old news, although with their fanboy reviewers and editors I wouldn't be surprised to find it hidden in the back somewhere.

cameron06
cameron06

nice great job by capcom to bring us a new cutscene, I also really like the pictures, looks like the girls from DMC1 and DMC3 are back, awsome

kratos_karmakar
kratos_karmakar

i agree with habbakuk on his point but somwat differently. thru out all 3 games the music and soundtrax hav been horrid. the rock muzik in 3 manages to play thru the entire game with the inclusion of it being not able to pump my adrenaline at all. they need to change that crap rite now

habbakuk87
habbakuk87

they have got to do something about the music.the music in vidz seemed to be remixed from DMC3.

wavey_gravey
wavey_gravey

I thought that this was going to be a playstation exclusive! Clearly I have missed something along the way.

kratos_karmakar
kratos_karmakar

lash450 or watever. didnt no my 1 comment stirred so many mindless jack asses. 1st and foremost this DMC 1 and 2 and 3 r all for ps2 (with the xception of 3 which has a terrible port of itself on pc). that being said 1st and foremost i and all those who hav played it ( on the ps2) unlike urself no that its almost unimaginable to play this game suddenly out of nowhere on the 360 controller which in my opinion is better for shooter like gears and wat not. triggers and those clicking shoulder buttons and that oddly shaped a,b,x ,y that feel like egg heads arent suited for continous button bashing like the ps3's dual shock 3's flat square,circle, x, and triangle. so ur theory bout 360 controllers with pc is those ideas players new to dmc will try. and as far as graphix r concerned gamespot ( ps3 haters) hav already admitted the ps3's better graphix (read the tgs news) running at 60fps with ur precious pc version release date not confirmed yet and also not coming out alongside the 360and ps3 versions. so while u wait for ur pc version ill hav finished it on my ps3. i hav both consoles and i luv both. i bot both for different reasons like halo3 for 360 and cool action adventures and slashers for ps3 so on and so forth.

Ravanofdarkness
Ravanofdarkness

YAY!!! Devil May Cry 4 for Xbox360 lol well now im going to trade my PS3 back because well i just got it for DMC4 and MGS4 all the other games suck for PS3 so ill have some more fun on my Xbox360 just need MGS4 to come over then i can bring my 600$ Console back to the Shop.

DarkDamo
DarkDamo

Since I don't have a 360 or PS3 im going to get the game on PC as well and buy a PS3/360 controller and use that (you can get an adapter for a PS3 controller right?)

Samulies
Samulies

Im going to paly this on the PC - although i will plug in a 360 controller.

ElZilcho
ElZilcho

2008? since when ? i always thought this was coming out in 07, oh well, back to sigma i guess, i'm still halfway through that game and stuck on the stadium challenge on master ninja, berserkers wont stay still, and with halo 3 already out i wont even have time to even leave the house, now that i think about it, maybe its a good thing this coming out next year.

Myriam_D
Myriam_D

@dark_raven_claw I get where you're coming from man, but we already know that. This is just story set up-they said we'd play him so we'll play him and Dante shall be the best already, darn it.

dark_raven_claw
dark_raven_claw

....dammit I want Dante to be the best! he's the origional hero, not some random Nero guy.

bartonle
bartonle

I am not going to get this game because it's coming to the 360. I still mad that it is no longer a PS3 exclusive.

xSpitFire3x
xSpitFire3x

I can't wait till this game comes out!!!

herviross_2
herviross_2

Brilliant, this game seems to get better by every convention!

amulbocus
amulbocus

A geforce 8800 GTS alone is twice more powerful than xbox360 and costs £230 at the moment.

NND1
NND1

A pc even matching the 360's power will cost a lot more than 360 itself and since I own 360 already and have never really liked pc games over consoles I will side with the 360 ... Big Bang for your buck / less configuring and still awesome graphics for a much cheaper price.. I love PC's but for gaming I will take a 360 / Console any day for no - nonsense gaming... and I know a lot will disagree but say what U Will :)

Lash540
Lash540

@Chrisivx - I never said consoles are better than PCs or that PCs better than consoles , I well letting that dude complaining about games like DMC being made on PC that its the same as the console now with the 360 gamepad being used on the PC's and the PC is more likly going to run it better than a 360 just cause hardware is different maybe not for the general user but for the PC gamer mass ,and not everyone with a 360 controller has a 360 many Vista users have a usb one just to use with the computer for games like Halo 2 on the PC and upcoming Gears on PC and I know plenty of people have a DX10 card that can beat a 360s video card anyday ( my current card owns a 360's its not DX10 but still neither is the 360.) 360 uses ATI 128 bit 512MB DX9 card which is awsome but there is better and as for my comment about turning Dante into Mario thats just an example of the type of modding you can do doesnt mean thats it ,that you can only turn him into Mario **** you can turn him into anything but Mario was an example so get over yourself, gezz

chrisivx
chrisivx

Lash540 - If you had an X360 controller, you'd have an xbox 360 anyway. As for maing characters look like Mario, that always wears off after 10 minutes. But the best pro console argument is always going to be that all games made for consoles are guaranteed to run very well, which is true for all games made for that console (other than babdly designed ones) for the console's entire life span. You can't say that for a PC, now, can you? How many people do you know with a DX10 card that can outshine a PS3/360?

Lash540
Lash540

Its on the PC cause the pc can handle the games hardware and software requirements , especially now with Windows Vista , if you want a 360 gamepad on the PC ( seeing as they are both made by windows ) if you have a wireless one you just buy the ((Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows)) or a USB 360 Controller and plug it into your computer. All new Games for Windows games and a couple of the old Games for Windows games have support for a 360 gamepad. so I dont know why you are complaining about it being on PC Kratos_karmakar cause its just like playing on the 360 except now I can make Dante look like super Mario or make him new guns or make him a lightsaber so... to me its better on PC not to mention on the PC version if they wanted they can add better graphics like really awsome shadows and lighting effects.

Lash540
Lash540

Hell ya Now we get to play as the Black Power Ranger! ( Nero ) well the Black Power Rangers Voice at least! I still want to play as the quatum ranger (vergil)!

kobebryantyanic
kobebryantyanic

y in the world did capcom change the main character. And r they assuming that nero is way stronger than dante? At least that's the message that the video is spreading. I'm still gonna buy the game cause i've been a fan of the previous dmc, especially the 1st one, it was sick.

kratos_karmakar
kratos_karmakar

wy is this game on the pc really? it will nver run as good on the pc as it does on the consoles judging by the standards dmc 3 fro the pc ran and its probably useless for pc owners without gamepad support. nevertheless this outing is still a laughing stock for fans of the genre who hav played it on consoles the place where this game BELONGS. any 1 disagreeing is either a snobbish fan boy or witless brainless jack ass.

beckoflight
beckoflight

I can't w8 for this game to come on PC !!! Lost Planet worked just nicely ! except for them ultiplayer but who cares DMC iso nly for singleplayer !

Testament
Testament

i still feel part one was the best. For all those who haven't played it, you should. It had the best boss fights, excellent graphics, outstanding visiuals for the special devil form and the best rocket lancher cancel roll to date. The best boss fights was against the big spider and the huge hawk. The voice acting was very good too. I hope part 4 has the same appeal as one, because the others still dont compare.

CycoAssault
CycoAssault

is this coming out for the PC or is this an error?