- DMC4 is an action game about slaying demons. Leave a comment on this post telling us how much you hate demons and why they deserve to be slain. You can leave one comment per calendar day (Eastern Time).
- Be sure you only leave one comment per day. Posters of multiple comments during the same day will be disqualified. We'll accept entries until Friday, April 4, 5:00pm, Eastern Time. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. This giveaway is open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec).
- On Friday, we'll pick one winner via a random drawing
- Two winners will each receive a copy of Devil May Cry 4 for Xbox 360, worth $60.
- The complete rules can be found here
Released at the end of January, the Devil May Cry 4 demo has undoubtedly helped in selling the game and spreading the word, but would you believe that the demo has been downloaded over a million times? It's the truth, brought to us by the same Capcom rep who gave the PS3 install response. With games like Lost Planet and Dead Rising its obvious that from early this generation, Capcom has been supporting XBLM with demos. It looks like their system is working and now over a million people have some form of DMC4 in their hands. Here's hoping that all developers and publishers now see the potential of demos to sell a game.
It's been said that the most important thing in this generation of hardware is exclusive software that helps differentiate one console from another. While Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony have had their share of exclusive third-party titles (of varying quality) the most talked about issues stem from titles going multiplatform. Such was the case for Devil May Cry 4, which when announced for the Xbox 360 and PC sent Sony loyalists into a maddening spiral of rage. The incentive for publishers to distribute once exclusive titles across multiple platforms opens the flood gates of potential profits (Read: monies) and that excuse seems to be paying off for Capcom.
According to a report from Gamesindustry.biz the initial sales figures of DMC4 favor the Xbox 360 version in the UK claiming 61% of the title's total software launch sales while Sony
Update: Whoops, the PC version hasn't been released.
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Golly gee willickers there's a lot of games out this week. First of all, we should mention that Turok is officially out this week (though it was released early in some areas; we saw it at Blockbuster yesterday). The star of the show this week is probably Devil May Cry 4 though, what with its demon slaying antics and longstanding pedigree. But wait, what's this? There's more? Yes, it seems the post-holiday dearth has finally ended (for the moment anyway), as this week sees three more titles as well. All told we have:
- Devil May Cry 4
- Culdcept Saga
- The Spiderwick Chronicles
- Karaoke Revolution: American Idol Encore
That's about it for crazy exciting deals this week. Remember to spend wisely and make sure there's food in the pantry before spending this week's entire paycheck on video game goods.
If you have an Xbox 360, you're pretty much obligated to download the Devil May Cry 4 demo. There are two reasons for this: 1) you're really excited for Devil May Cry 4, whether it's because you love the series or are a fan of action, or 2) you know this is the first Devil May Cry game for an Xbox console and you're trying to figure out what group number 1 thinks is so great about it. Truth be told, we actually fall somewhere in the middle, as we have played bits and pieces of previous Devil May Cry titles but have never actually completed one. Given our limited experience with the series, we can safely say that the demo provides more of what fans have come to enjoy, and uninitiated action fans should definitely take note. Read on for our impressions of the demo.
Well, kiddies, the day has finally come. The Devil May Cry 4 demo has arrived on Xbox Live Marketplace. 612 megabytes of "Stylish Action," the demo promises both "advanced gameplay" and "cutting edge graphics." We're itching to try the demo out for ourselves, and if it doesn't deliver on both fronts, then we're calling shenanigans. As we mentioned Tuesday, the demo will allow players to take Nero for a test drive -- complete with sword revving action -- and even includes a good old-fashioned boss battle. Expect our impressions of the demo later today.
Capcom announced on their official blog today that the Devil May Cry 4 demo will arrive this Thursday on Xbox Live Marketplace, a full week ahead of the rumored January 31 date. The demo will allow gamers the chance to try out Nero and take part in a trademark boss battle. And ... um ... that's about it. Hmmm ... probably should have put some filler between those first two sentences. Oh wait, there are more details! The demo takes place in the Fortuna city level, featuring snowy mountains and a port area. Also, we have it on good authority that the demo can also be enjoyed in high definition. We can't wait.
[Thanks, Blake P.]