Capcom shot out a message today letting us know that the demo for Devil May Cry 4 will be arriving this Thursday on both Xbox LIVE Marketplace and the PlayStation Store. Promising to run at a constant 60 frames per second at 720P, the demo features the coastal city of Fortuna and its surroundings in “exquisite detail, such as the port and the snow-capped mountain ranges.”
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, allowing 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 an 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.
While you wait for tomorrow, check out our Devil May Cry 4 gallery for the latest screenshots. The full game, along with the CE, will be released in February, for both systems.
Update: It seems the street date has been broken somewhere and some lucky chap is already enjoying the full game. The persons gamertag confirms it.