Dispelling earlier rumors, Capcom issued a press release (Thanks Hexus.gaming) today which revealed that a demo of Capcom’s hack and slash devilry will be hitting the XBOX Live! Marketplace and the PSN Store sometime early 2008.
Between, Devil May Cry 4, Ninja Gaiden 2 (XBOX 360) and the potential release of God of War 3 (PS3), 2008 is shaping up to be an excellent year for fans of the genre. FPS purists be damned, 2008 is the year of the third person action adventure.
Full press release below:
Gamers Will Have the Opportunity to Experience the Power of the “Devil Bringer” Before Purchasing the Game
Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that owners of Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will be able to experience Devil May Cry 4 early, thanks to the release of a playable demo. A free downloadable demo of the game will be available on the PLAYSTATIONStore and Xbox LIVE Marketplace in early 2008. Devil May Cry 4 has been rated M for Mature by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB).
The demo introduces gamers to the gothic-inspired supernatural world of Devil May Cry 4, new protagonist Nero and the awesome power of his Devil Bringer. The demo consists of a sampling of sections from the full game, chosen to showcase Devil May Cry 4’s varied locales and allows gamers to familiarize themselves with Nero’s unique abilities. Players will receive instruction on the various new actions that the Devil Bringer bestows, such as the ability to slam creatures to the ground, cover great distances in a single bound or even grab enemies while on the ground or in the air and pull them towards Nero to continue the attack combo. The Exceed system allows Nero to “rev up” his sword as if it were a motorcycle throttle and unleash devastating attacks. Players will need to master all these techniques before the end of demo showdown with the mighty Berial.
Fully demonstrating the power of the next generation of consoles, the Devil May Cry 4 demo brings to life the coastal city of Fortuna and its surroundings, such as the port and snow-capped mountain ranges in exquisite detail. Devil May Cry 4 delivers its intense action at a constant 60 frames per second at 720P resolution on HD monitors, ensuring seamless and breathtaking gameplay all in stunning high definition.