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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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    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]