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DMC: Devil May Cry demo out now on Xbox 360, PS3 tomorrow

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 11:34 GMT By Dave Cook

DMC: Devil May Cry has received a two level demo from Ninja Theory and Capcom, giving naysayers the chance to actually play the thing instead of complaining about fashion and hair cuts. Details below.

Last week VG247 reported that the demo would hit Xbox Live from today, and you can get playing it right now. PS3 users will get the same demo at some point tomorrow.

The demo consists of two missions and a big boss battle that one OXM writer calls, “the most foul-mouthed boss I’ve ever encountered.”

Nice. If you play the demo let us know what you think. Capcom on the other hand told us that you’ll forgive the change in Dante’s style once you sit down and play it. Check out our interview here:

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26 Comments

  1. TerraZet

    “complaining about fashion and hair cuts” Oh shut the fuck up with this, if you really think its about the hair and fashion anymore then you’re a bigger moron than those supporting this shitty, unnecessary game.

    Why are you idiots defending this game to hell and bac- Oh yeah, Capcoms no doubt already bought yours and loads of others opinions.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 “Oh yeah, Capcoms no doubt already bought yours and loads of others opinions.”

    Incorrect. I just like to give games the benefit of the doubt until – you know – I’ve actually played them. Because I don’t think that looks are everything, and you should too.

    The game may end up being shit. But at least I’ll give it a try.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. daytripper

    Just tried the demo, really liked it, will probably buy first week :-)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Gadzooks!

    RageLOL.

    Looking forward to trying it. Even though I’ve hated every game Ninja Theory have made, I still love their Just Add Monsters output, namely Kungfu Chaos.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. polygem

    @1: if anything this is an unnecessary comment…DmC is a great franchise with tons of bad haircuts and a strange taste in fashion and music. now beat it punk.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    Downloading now.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Ristas

    @ 1

    Yeah, it IS weird. All the “fans” hate the game but everybody who got the chance to actually play the game liked it. Man, i wonder…why could that be?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Da Man

    Ahahaha!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Moonwalker1982

    While i DO understand the anger from the hardcore fans about the change of looks, just look at the rage from fans with Cole from inFamous, i also do think they should give it a chance.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    @9
    And the rage when they kept making Lara’s breasts bigger … Oh wait, no there was none.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    My main fanboy rage from them calling this a reboot.

    It’s just a re-skin at best.

    They had a chance to do something really unique with the lore. I was hoping for a more open world with elements of DMC’s combat in that. Maybe exploration and levelling up.

    Kind of like a cooler Zelda or Darksiders.

    Then Capcom could have been left with continuing the original style should they wish too.

    Instead, what they gave us was exactly the same game again and have tried to pass it as new.

    Lazy, very Lazy.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    @1: It’s quite amusing to watch the mental break down of you haters.

    “NO, I CAN’T BE WRONG, THIS GAME IS SHITE, I KNOW, I’M FROM DA FUTURE! EVERYONE SAYING OTHERWISE IS BEING BOUGHT!”

    Really, is that what you think? That Capcom is paying people like me to spread an opinion about the game?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. MadFingerz

    @11
    Nothing of that matters if at the end the game is good. A good re-skin is still better than a bad reboot…

    Besides, I don’t think it really is the same all over again, you can spot many differences from videos alone. Obviously some stuff has to feel the same or people wouldn’t get why it’s called DMC.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. ManuOtaku

    I did stop playing all the famestar arcade games on the 360, just because i have such a bad haircut , i mean my avatar, theres not haircut there that resembles my own, the same thing with this game for sure :)

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DreamCleaver

    I guess – as usual – it’s too much to ask for a PC demo…

    One could argue they actually want people to pirate it just to check if it’s a decent port or not. (Assuming no PC demo is released)

    Not to mention, it’s a hassle to buy the game afterwards, as you have to download it again and persuade all the DRM measures to stand down. Requires patience.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    @15: You could just buy it and keep playing the pirated version. I know i did this with a few games.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Keivz

    Only for XBL gold members today. I’ll just wait a day and get the PS3 demo tomorrow.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Moonwalker1982

    @10

    Lol, true. At least it’s alot more realistic for the new Tomb Raider. But it would be kinda similar if they give a beloved iconic character(not sure if Dante can be considered one) a complete restyling. I’d be mad too.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. DreamCleaver

    @16: True. I hope they do release a PC demo. Otherwise I’ll be so very, very sad.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Patrick Garratt

    Just gave it a quick shot. Seems brilliant to me. Dave’s writing a feature up now.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Gheritt White

    Downloading now, can’t wait to play it this evening. PLEASE don’t disappoint!

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Clupula

    It’s a lot more than just the haircut and the looks. It’s the personality, it’s the complete disregard for canon. It’s a lot of things.

    That said, I will give the demo a shot and if it is the single greatest demo in the history of mankind, I’ll probably pick the game up used one day.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. YoungZer0

    @22: Oh no, please don’t talk about personality. For one Dantes personality has been nothing but shallow. There’s only so much a person can say through ‘cool-sounding’ one-liners. If that’s what you call personality there is still a chance that new Dante might throw in a few one-liners. But from what i’ve seen so far he’s actually capable of having a conversation. And he swears, yes, but that doesn’t define a personality.

    And of course it shits on the canon, again, the DMC canon wasn’t good either and it wouldn’t be a reboot if it would follow the canon, now would it?

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Clupula

    I happened to like the DMC canon, actually, and was particularly interested in what Nero’s origins were.

    What people forget is that, at one point, this was a prequel and, at first, a lot of us did only have a problem with the look, but the more and more they discussed the game, the more it seemed they had no idea about what the established canon was (for example, the half angel part was first mentioned before this because a reboot, so it would have been one of shittiest retcons they could have possibly have done), so people got more and more pissed about it until eventually, they seemed to figure just straight out making it a reboot was a smarter move.

    When this was a prequel, I was actually more willing to give it a chance and see what they had in store. I mean, hey, I could’ve accepted that Dante used to dye his hair black. Did that myself for few years. Not a big deal. But when they started saying that his hair had been black when he was young, no, DMC1 already established that he and Vergil had had white hair as kids. It was just one example of Ninja Theory not “getting it.”

    It was the complete disrespect shown towards the series that made longtime fans angry.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. YoungZer0

    So why would they want to call it DmC if they wanted to make it a prequel all along? They didn’t. They said a number of times that it was never intended to be DMC5 but DmC. Capcom backpedaled a few times, talking some nonsense about parallel universe and people still hated it.

    The best thing Capcom and NT could do is ignore the “Fans”.

    And be angry. Nobody gives a shit. Especially not Capcom. Wanna know why Nero is the way he is? Because he’s Vergil’s son. How do i know this? From some interview. Was it important? Yes. Did Capcom care? No.

    Give them the chance of deliver another game that might again introduce us to some new characters instead of answering some questions? No.

    It’s your fault for having any interest in the canon. You should already know what to expect from Capcom. They never gave one shit about their stories.

    Just look at the mess they call Resident Evil. Look at the canon. It’s terrible. Nothing makes sense.

    NT is the best thing that could have happened to this tired franchise.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Nowe46

    I’m sorry. I’m a long time fan of DMC. I may not be able to tell you everything, but I’ve played all the games and i loved them absolutely loved them. When the new game was announced, i don’t get why everyone was so upset. A new, DMC game after 4-5 years. I was fucking excited. I even liked the fact that his personality and appearance changed, it was a fresh new start and that’s awesome I’ve also played the demo, and my god it is awesome. More than on par with the original fighting styles and in my own opinion in some ways better. I just don’t get why fan or not, you have to be so stupid and trash and burn the game before you even give it a try. Your lucky as hell the game was continued. It’s not often after 4-5 years a game even gets started up again as original canon or a reboot.

    #26 2 years ago

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    Rockstar has released patch 1.01 for the PC version of GTA 5 and along with a fix to the character’s facial features changing when transferring to PC, the launcher will no longer drain your CPU and crash. Here are the full patch notes: Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high […]

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 will arrive on the PS Store for PS4 in May

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    Weapon degradation wan’t an intentional feature in Dark Souls 2, and now that it has carried over into Scholar of the First Sin, the glitch will be patched out in an upcoming update. The glitch also affected the framerate of Dark Souls 2 on PC, and on all platforms with Scholar of the First Sin. […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order on Origin, Amazon, others

    Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order through EA’s Origin service as well as Amazon and GameStop. Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders, as previously reported, will include early access to the free Battle of Jakku DLC. The planet is included in the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and finds the New Republic coming […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront – watch the lovely reveal trailer here

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  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player battles, play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett

    Star Wars: Battlefront will take place during the original film trilogy’s timeline, according to a report from the Associated Press. It appears the information was posted ahead of time, (via Kotaku) as the report is written in past tense. According to the report, players will take part in “frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players” […]

  • Microsoft confirms departure of Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison

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  • Battlefield Hardline Rent-a-Server option coming to both last and current-gen consoles

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  • Chip’s Challenge and unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2 arrive on Steam next month

    Chip’s Challenge, the 1989 top-down tile-based puzzler created by Chuck Sommerville, is heading to Steam along with the unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2. After the release of the first game, Sommerville spent two years developing the sequel, only to find the trademark had been sold. The trademark’s new owners wanted him to fund the publishing, […]

  • Pillars of Eternity patch betas hitting Steam, update 1.05 to drop in May

    Patch 1.04 for Pillars of Eternity dropped yesterday, and according to Obsidian Entertainment, players can expect the next round of fixes to arrive in May. According to a post on the Kickstarter page, patch 1.04 contained quite a bit of fixes, and going forward, the team plans to continue squishing bugs, adding additional polish and […]

  • Goat Simulator comes to Xbox platforms

    Goat Simulator continues its plan to dominate all platforms under the sun by releasing on Xbox consoles. Goat Simulator has been released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The store page for the Xbox One version is now live, but the 360 one is lagging behind. Don’t know what this game is or what it’s […]

  • Alienation: first co-op footage revealed

    We have our first look at gameplay footage from Housemarque’s Alienation. Housemarque has finally given us a look at their upcoming shooter project, Alienation. The twin-stick shooter will feature co-op and the new video shows it in action. It’s a short one but still manages to demo several environments. The game was shown off at […]

  • ReShade SweetFX supports GTA 5, user-made presets begin popping up

    GTA 5 modders started making presets for ReShade SweetFX as soon as they realised the tool supports it. To the modding community’s delightful surprise, shader-altering tool ReShade SweetFX was discovered to support GTA 5. What this means is that anyone can download the tool, mess around with the post-processing options, and inject them into GTA […]

  • Project Cars goes gold, full track list revealed

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  • Dragon Quest Heroes has a stupid subtitle in the West

    The Western release of Dragon Quest Heroes has been given the most absurd subtitle. Square Enix announced a while back that Dragon Quest Heroes will come to North America and Europe this year. Unlike in Japan, it will launch only on PlayStation 4. Earlier today, the Japanese publisher revealed what the game’s logo will look […]

  • Minecraft vulnerability allows users to crash servers remotely [UPDATE]

    A security flaw discovered in Minecraft’s code that could give perpetrators the ability to crash servers remotely has been fixed via a patch by Mojang. Update: Mojang has released an update to Minecraft patch 1.8, listed as version 1.8.4, and it is available now. It fixes reported security issues, in addition to some other minor […]

  • Official Bloodborne merchandise now available, including a limited edition statue

    The PlayStation gear store has added a new section dedicated to Bloodborne merchandise. The first set of items is as good as you’d expect. If you’re a fan of Bloodborne and want to make sure everyone around you knows it, you’ll be happy to know that Sony has added a few pieces of Bloodborne-branded gear […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy The Last Word?

    Xur is selling one of Destiny’s top hand cannons today: The Last Word. Is it worth grinding the coins for? The answer is a resounding YES. The Last Word is one of Destiny’s best Exotics, and one of the best Hand Cannons in the game. Our Destiny expert Alex notes that it’s one of the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 17, 18 – The Last Word edition

    What did our good buddy Xur bring for us this week? Xur: Agent of the Nine, Destiny’s weekend vendor is back with more Exotic offers. Xur is your guy if you’re after Exotic weapons or armour, provided you have the Strange Coins for them. Head over to the lounge in the Tower Hangar, you’ll find […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt discounted for Gold members, pre-load now live

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt files are now live on the Xbox Store. Xbox One owners with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-orders can start downloading the full game to be ready for launch. The file size was confirmed earlier to be just over 25GB. Those who have yet to pre-order can do so at […]

  • GTA 5 files accessed by modders, reveal horses, zombies, more

    Modders have managed to pry GTA 5′s file lock open and expose many of its interesting innards. GTA community modders have gained access to several of GTA 5′s archives on PC. These files were previously believed to be inaccessible. Popular modding tool OpenIV, which was used in editing files in GTA 4 (hence the name), […]

  • Bethesda’s E3 invite features Dishonored, Doom, Wolfenstein… but no Fallout

    Bethesda is going first at E3 this year with a showcase of games on Sunday night. What clues can we see in the press invite? Skyrim publisher Bethesda has sent out confirmation of its E3 showcase, taking place Sunday June 14. The invite includes a number of Bethesda game characters including Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazcowicz, a […]

  • Here’s Crytek’s VR demo, because dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs! This is precisely what virtual reality is for. VR demos are all over the place and CryEngine developer Crytek has produced one of its own, showing off how the engine is flexible enough t- Look, let me level with you: I don’t care. I only care about dinosaurs. Hush now and watch the dinosaurs. […]

  • StreetPass update adds birthday collecting, VIP Miis and more

    StreetPass collecters should take advantage of an optional update. It’s International StreetPass Week, so now’s the time to break out the 3DS and go hunting. Don’t leave your home network without first checking out a new optional update, though. Kotaku reports the update prompt is available from the leftmost icon in your StreetPass Mii Plaza. […]

  • Massive Uplay sale offers cheap games in time for the weekend

    PC gamers can grab a sweet saving or two in Uplay’s Spring Sale. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Alien: Isolation are all on sale as part of Uplay’s Spring Sale, among many other titles. The sale offers discounts of up to 85% off digital […]

  • Fix for GTA 5 PC Windows install bug releasing today

    Rockstar is set to release a patch today that will fix a bug preventing players from installing the game. The bug is tied to Windows usernames that use certain characters not supported by Rockstar. There’s already a workaround available on the Rockstar Support site, but those waiting for an official update will be able to […]

  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]