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Devil May Cry 4 Goes Multiplatform

The PS3 lost another exclusive title. Now, Xbox360 and PC players will be happy to know that Devil May Cry 4 will be available for their platform along with the PS3 version.

::Here is the translated version of the document::

¡¡Capcom Co., Ltd., a world-wide leader in the gaming industry, is proud to announce the development of "Devil May Cry 4" for the PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360 and PC platforms.

¡¡"Devil May Cry" is a series of popular, stylish action games, with a cast of unforgettable characters. Since the release of the original "Devil May Cry" in 2001, the series has shipped 6,800,000 copies as of December 31st, 2006, proudly making it one of Capcom's flagship titles. The series appeal is not limited to games; an animated TV series to be broadcast on Japan's WOWOW network is slated to air Spring 2007. The latest iteration, "Devil May Cry 4" will take advantage of each platform's hardware strengths to achieve the most stunning visuals in the series to date, and the introduction of a mysterious new protagonist will keep the action fast and fresh. Even before its release, "Devil May Cry 4" has been met with tremendous anticipation, as fans patiently endured long lines at TOKYO GAME SHOW 2006 for the chance to play the demo. "Devil May Cry 4" will be released simultaneously for the PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360 platforms.

¡¡Capcom was among the first software developers in the world to make games for the next-generation consoles, and those efforts have been met with great success. In addition, Capcom's use of an integrated development environment is one of the many methods being employed to improve efficiency and help take advantage of the cutting-edge functionality in next-generation systems.

¡¡Capcom will continue to produce titles that appeal to users while pursuing a multiplatform strategy to help enhance profits.

Product Details 1. Title Devil May Cry 4
2. Genre Stylish Action
3. Platform ¡¦PLAYSTATION®3
¡¦Xbox 360
¡¦PC<
4. Release Date To be announced.

* PLAYSTATION is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Corporation.
* Xbox 360 is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation.

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n4g sucks3865d ago

i almost expected this, it is not as insane as some may think. capcom is spending alot of money on this game. if it were to be a ps3 exclusive, we probably wouldnt see it until 2008( when the install base is high enough, the same amount of time it took xbox360 to see the light of a good game) but they have stated they want to release in 2007. im glad to see all the Xbox360 owners so excited to play a ps3 port. im also amazed at all the comments about finalfantasy 13 and mgs4 being ported. it proves that deep down every xbox360 player wants what the ps3 is offering...great playstation games. thats what we all want..and thats why i bought a ps3. i know that this system will have the games ive grown to love over the years so i dont have to pray and cross my fingers in hopes that one of these A+ games will come to the system i own...i know they will. Now for mgs4...i beleive sony PAID for a 1 year exclusive. ff13.....not sure if this is a paid for exclusive but they have stated that it will not be released until the end of 2007 or beginning of 2008 for ps3.( waiting for a larger install base, i would too if i spent 20 million dollars to make a game) and final fantasy is Japans bread and butter, ( the country were xbox 360 is failing) so dont expect a port real soon. Now for my last insight.how will ports work in the future. will DMC4 be four disc on the 360??? resistance was about 16 gigs so will DMC4 under 9 gigs?? mgs4 designers wants a 50gig blue ray..mgs4 on 360 could be up to 6 discs!! ff13 in high def with amazing cut scenes could easily use two 50gig disc or 11 360 dvds..thats insane. And with the cell being so fast will the 360 see slow down or will it be dumbed down, shrunk in size and droped to 720p....no thanks.. you think people will jump ship for this??? i think not, heavenly sword is going to B1tch slap DMC4. If capcom wanted me to jump ship the would release Street Fighter 4 or marvel vs capcom 3 as a 360 exclusive. i would trade my ps3 for a 360 and be happy until next generation with just those two games ( it worked for my dreamcast which i still play to this day)...sooo....if you want the best games the industry has to offer,,,buy a ps3 or play ports...the choice is yours!!!

Monchichi0253865d ago

Maybe the reason why 360 owners are excited is because SOOOOO MANY of us are actually former PS fans who finally became wise and "Jumped In." Yes I am excited; because Devil May Cry was one of the few PS games I actually was going to miss since I decided to get a 360. Now I have no reason whatsoever to even think of getting a PS3. So yes I am excited!!

dantesparda3865d ago (Edited 3865d ago )

As i really liked DMC1 and thought that part 3 was good too, and dont own a PS3, but Sony has really dropped the ball this generation. I dont see how they can still sit there and think that their brand recognition is going to carry them through, especially in this day and age, when costs in America are threw the roof, and this system is far more expensive than usual, heck i thought that the 360 was expensive at $400. Now just give me MGS4

Shin_Akakage3865d ago

DMC4 is being released at the same time on both PS3 and X360 so I don't know if you could classify that as a mere port. But that not withstanding its gonna be a great title. Now the only reasons for me to get a PS3 is MGS4, Tekken 6 and possibly Heavenly Sword (its either gonna be really good or really bad..I hope really GOOD).

Seems as though alot of people fail to understand that DMC is not a playstation game...its a capcom(third party) game. Same Tekken, Lost PLanet, Ninja Gaiden, MGS and every other third party game. They don't belong to sony or msoft but to their respective 3rd parties meaning at anytime they can be released on whatever console the developer sees fit. If they were truly playstation games then there is absolutely no way they would appear on any other console..unless sony goes the way of Sega. Twilight Princess is a nintendo game it will never(legally) end up on a sony console. As numerous others have stated....in the end its all about the money. Capcom has stated many times they are multiplatform so this just re-affirms that statement. While Konami and Square follow suit? Who knows...but its definitely a possibilty. The high customer-base of the X360, rapid growth of the Wii comsumer base and increase in development cosrs are very compelling arguments to cross-platform development of once exclusive titles.

n4g sucks3864d ago (Edited 3864d ago )

dmc4 has been in development on ps3 hardware for a year. XBOXERS LOVE PS PORTS.... dmc4 is not the only PS game you MS fans want ported, admit it...you WANT a ps3...

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nicodemus3865d ago

I know about a dozen people who were on the fence, but this is probably gonna swing them to 360. Seriously, not good news for Sony.

GaMr-3865d ago (Edited 3865d ago )

I could careless one way or the other. But im going to be an idiot and put the credibilty of this to the test. I give it...ummm less than 24hours before an official statement or a "Debunk" is made.

(Jeopardy theme starts now)

Note: But hey what do you Xbox fanboys even care its "Hack and Slash bullshyt"according to most of you guys. lol

ThaGeNeCySt3865d ago (Edited 3865d ago )

http://ir.capcom.co.jp/news...

^that's the official press release

English Translation:

Capcom’s "Devil May Cry 4" Goes Multiplatform! Mega-hit Title set for PLAYSTATION® 3, Xbox 360™ and PC!

Capcom Co., Ltd., a world-wide leader in the gaming industry, is proud to announce the development of "Devil May Cry 4" for the PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360™ and PC platforms.

"Devil May Cry" is a series of popular, stylish action games, with a cast of unforgettable characters. Since the release of the original "Devil May Cry" in 2001, the series has shipped 6,800,000 copies as of December 31st, 2006, proudly making it one of Capcom's flagship titles. The series appeal is not limited to games; an animated TV series to be broadcast on Japan's WOWOW network is slated to air Spring 2007. The latest iteration, "Devil May Cry 4" will take advantage of each platform's hardware strengths to achieve the most stunning visuals in the series to date, and the introduction of a mysterious new protagonist will keep the action fast and fresh. Even before its release, "Devil May Cry 4" has been met with tremendous anticipation, as fans patiently endured long lines at TOKYO GAME SHOW 2006 for the chance to play the demo. "Devil May Cry 4" will be released simultaneously for the PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360™ platforms.

Capcom was among the first software developers in the world to make games for the next-generation consoles, and those efforts have been met with great success. In addition, Capcom's use of an integrated development environment is one of the many methods being employed to improve efficiency and help take advantage of the cutting-edge functionality in next-generation systems.

Capcom will continue to produce titles that appeal to users while pursuing a multiplatform strategy to help enhance profits.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3865d ago

DMC is the only reason I own a PS if DMC comes to the 360 then there will no longer be any reason what so ever (for me) to support the PS brand.

TylerDurden3865d ago (Edited 3865d ago )

He has the best avatars on the site let him speak more often so we can see the avatar more often. Also what does he really say that is offensive?

As far as the news, well it's good for MS but not a major impact to Sony. I know a lot of Sony guys always talk about DMC, GOW, and MGS but in reality I wouldn't call any of them individually a system seller. GOW and MGS are two of my favorites but if you look at the sales of those titles it's hard to say that they sold systems:
From http://www.vgcharts.org/ato... (American sales only)
GOW = 1,938,250 copies sold
DMC = 1,371,500 copies sold
MGS3 = 1,390,250 copies sold

Impressive numbers but with at least 40 million PS2's sold in America
there were definitely a lot of PS2 owners who passed.

Compare that with GeOW and you have 2.5 million copies sold in America and only 5.8 million consoles sold to date in America. Now that is a game that moved systems and if it moved over to PS3 that would be huge.

InMyOpinion3865d ago

Real gamers would consider my avatar much sexier than GaMr's.

Bathyj3865d ago

Sorry Jenzo, I liked your Last Ninja one better. ;)

n4g sucks3865d ago

if this rumor is debunked,,,tommorow all 360 owners will dislike this game ..again..!!!!

GaMr-3865d ago (Edited 3865d ago )

"DMC is the only reason I own a PS if DMC comes to the 360 then there will no longer be any reason what so ever (for me) to support the PS brand."

Typical fanboy statement from a Typical fanboy. Pathetic. I have money that says you dont even own one DMC game. But hey What do I care. And no Jason it doesnt hurt me on this inside. See unlike you Jason I have whats called a sex life. I have a sex life. So video games dont get to me as much as they get to you. Now for the tenth billionth time.

Hop off my Assss !!!

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Lex Luthor3865d ago

Us 360 guys all knew this was comming on 360 but you sony fanboys didn't wanna believe it.
WHAT NOW!!!! WHAT NOW DJ!!!!
There was no way capcom could of made money on this game if it was made just for PS3; get real people. PS3 is simply too expensive to develop on.
Meanwhile Lost planet and dead rising stays on the x360 due to the amount of copies theyv'e sold.
I cannot wait for the sony fanboys reaction.
DJ:The game wasn't good anyway.
Juevani: Who needs DMC4 anyways.

NEXT UP MGS4 AND SOON FF13. WATCH AND SEE.

Sony fanboys were so adamant that this game will never reach 360. It would of been suicide for capcom just to release it on PS3. Expect FF13 to make the jump now that Square-enix have made the white engine cross platform for use with the x360 and PC.

Lex Luthor3865d ago

excellent find by the way.