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.

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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.

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i need twisted metal on ps3.

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i hope they realease a demo in PC.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Meh!

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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.

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If Turok fought Nero and Dante, would he win?

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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.

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

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Nope. nothing of interest.

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

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

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

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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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Pretty good release week for February.

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Cant wait to get DMC4 soon!

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DMC4 and Turok might get a look this week

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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The PS 3 version will be better.

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Looking forward to Devil May Cry 4 and Turok.

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

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Turok has been out since last week at Best Buy

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

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

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DMC4 yeah!

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DMC4 is here tomorrow!!!

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