Via No, sadly for all PlayStation 3 fans, the title doesn’t refer to Capcom
having pulled the plug on the Xbox 360 version of Devil May Cry 4 in order to return the game
to its original Sony-bound exclusivity. However, the news is almost as good. Almost.
Specifically, the latest issue of leading Japanese gaming
magazine Famitsu has revealed that Capcom has decided to gift faithful PS3 owners (still likely bitter about the decision to expand Devil May Cry 4 to Microsoft’s console) with exclusive features that will not be available on the Xbox 360.
While the opinion of certain gaming Web sites is that Devil May Cry 4
currently looks and plays better on Sony’s latest console, expectant PS3 fans can also look forward to exclusive 5.1 LPCM audio support, PlayStation Network content, and – most interestingly – the ability to install game data directly onto the PlayStation 3 hard drive.
What that final aspect means is that players will be able to load around 5GB of game data onto the PS3’s internal memory, which, although occupying a sizeable chunk of save space, will subsequently remove all loading times associated with the game. Smooth gameplay all the way, folks, no pesky pauses, just uninterrupted heroic hackin’ and slashin’ fun
from start to finish. And, when the game is over, a simple delete action sees the 5GB of data removed. Joy.
At present, details relating to the exclusive PlayStation Network features have not been uncovered, although Internet chatter suggests it could well arrive as gamelay-lengthening episodic content, additional characters, extra weaponry, or even new boss encounters.
Needless to say, when we know, you’ll know... in the meantime, enjoy this meaty trailer clip for Devil May Cry 4, which is due to hit retail in February of 2008 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.