Capcom has confirmed that a playable demo of the company’s upcoming Devil May Cry 4 will be released for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live in early 2008.
"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", the firm stated.
The company said that these specific locations had been chosen to “showcase Devil May Cry 4's varied locales and allows gamers to familiarize themselves with Nero's unique abilities".
"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."
Set between the events of the original Devil May Cry and its sequel, Devil May Cry 4 pits players in the shoes of Nero - a dexterous, highly accomplished swordsman and gunslinger.
Clashing with series protagonist Dante in the middle of a demonic invasion of the city of Fortuna, players must guide Nero on a quest for the truth as they make use of his deadly Devil Bringer arm, which gamers can utilize to string together a slew of devastating attack combos.
The full game is due out in North America and Europe next February.