A demo for Devil May Cry 4 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 has been announced for early 2008.

According to a report on CVG, the demo will be made up of samples taken from the game which will “showcase Devil May Cry 4’s varied locales and allows gamers to familiarize themselves with Nero’s unique abilities.” Players will also get a taste of the Exceed system, which will allow them to “rev up” Nero’s sword in order to perform special attacks.

“Fully demonstrating the power of the next generation of consoles, the Devil May Cry 4 demo brings to life the coastal city of Fortuna and its surroundings, such as the port and snow-capped mountain ranges in exquisite detail,” Devil May Cry publisher Capcom said in a statement. “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 the attack combo.”

First released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2, the Devil May Cry series has been a significant success for Capcom, with each entry in the franchise selling millions of copies and spawning numerous non-game spinoffs, including comic books, novels, an anime series, action figures and more. Devil May Cry 4 is currently slated for release in the first quarter of 2008 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with a PC version following later.

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