Devil May Cry 4 E3 2005 Preshow Impressions

One of the titles announced during Sony's mind-boggling E3 2005 press conference is the next chapter in Capcom's stylish crazy action series. Read our (admittedly brief) impressions.


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During Sony's press conference before the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo, the company revealed a cavalcade of new titles for its newly announced PlayStation 3 console. Among the lineup was Devil May Cry 4, the next installment in Capcom's influential action adventure series, whose main character, Dante, is a half-demon, half-swordmaster/gunslinger. The mere fact that a new DMC sequel was announced for next-generation platforms is exciting news in itself for fans of this popular series. And that's good, because the short video shown at the mind-bogglingly insane Sony press conference was both brief and not all that special.

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The DMC 4 trailer mostly consisted of footage from the previous titles in the series, briefly showing how the look and feel of Devil May Cry evolved over the years. Quick black-and-white clips of characters and action sequences are interspersed with some Gothic-sounding melodrama:

"We are born... The innocent suffer... Legends are made... Evil is punished..."

Yeah, OK, but how about some gameplay footage or something? Anyway, the trailer shows Dante from the early titles, as well as quick cuts of DMC3's Lady (a female demon hunter) and Virgil (Dante's stern and sinister twin brother).

Finally, the footage goes to color and basically just shows an eerie-looking castle and then Dante performing a quick sashay, twirling his sword and guns. This is the first sign of what Dante will probably look like in the first PlayStation 3 installment of the series, and you can see it for yourself in the trailer we have on offer. The Devil May Cry 4 title screen shows up afterwards. We want to see more, and we'll bring you more information as soon as we do.

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