Here’s a reasonably good reason to pull an extra $20 out of your wallet — this morning, Capcom has announced the Devil May Cry 4 Collector’s Edition set. Retailing for $79.99, the set will be available for both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.
In a world where throwing a “making of” DVD into a tin is grounds for a price hike and a “special edition” tag, the Devil May Cry 4 Collector’s Edition is actually pretty impressive. The steelbook case (fancy wording for “tin”) will include a DVD featuring the first four episodes of Devil May Cry: The Animated Series, as well as a second DVD which features a “making of” doc, music from the soundtrack, a digital artbook, and stuff for your computer you’ll never use (wallpapers, icons, screen savers).
The set will be available when Devil May Cry 4 hits stores on February 5. Hit the jump for the full press release and set details.
CAPCOM® ANNOUNCES DEVIL MAY CRY® 4 COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Four Episode Anime DVD, SteelbookTM Case and Bonus Disc Included
Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced the contents of the Devil May Cry® 4 Collector’s Edition package, which includes volume 1 of ADV Films’ Devil May Cry: The Animated Series, a Steelbook™ case and a bonus DVD filled with extras. The $79.99 Devil May Cry 4 Collector’s Edition will be available February 5, 2008, for both the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
The Devil May Cry: The Animated Series anime disc will be packed with the Steelbook case, and will include the first four episodes of the 12 episode anime series. Volume one of the four-disc DVD anime series will be available from ADV Films at the same time the game launches. Inside the case will be a second bonus DVD alongside the game that users can slip into their computers. The bonus DVD will contain a “making of” feature on the game, music from the Devil May Cry 4 soundtrack, a digital art book with images and sketches from the development team, wallpapers, icons and screen savers.
The highly anticipated Devil May Cry 4 immerses gamers in a gothic supernatural world, where a new protagonist clashes with series mainstay Dante. As new leading man Nero players will be able to unleash incredibly powerful and stylish attacks and non-stop combos using a combination of the Devil Bringer arm and the Exceed system, both of which are new gameplay mechanics for the series. Fans of Dante won’t be disappointed as he too will be playable during the course of the game.
Devil May Cry 4 is an epic story where the lines between good and evil are constantly blurred. Taking full advantage of the advanced graphical and processing power of the next-gen systems and Windows PC it draws gamers into the rich and highly detailed world of Fortuna and its surrounds with more enemies than ever before and some of the most breath-taking bosses ever conceived.
Devil May Cry 4 includes the following features:
• From the producer of the original Devil May Cry® and Resident Evil® 4
• 2 playable characters – take control of both Nero & Dante
• High-definition visuals moving at 60 frames per second
• Blend of familiar and new: newcomer Nero clashes with veteran Dante plus appearances from Trish, Lady and others from the DMC series
• Exceed System allows Nero to easily charge up his sword with a throttle effect, revving up to three levels with powerful and varied attack options
• Deep combo system rewards stylish dispatching of enemies
• Unique “Devil Bringer” arm opens up a range of never seen before combo options
• Distinct set of weaponry and moves for Nero and Dante
• New active style change system for Dante allows him to switch styles and weapons on the fly, producing crazy combo possibilities
• Numerous new characters and environments
• Signature blend of guns and swordplay
Devil May Cry 4 Collector’s Edition contains the following extras:
• Volume 1 of ADV Film’s Devil May Cry: The Animated Series on DVD, including four complete episodes of the anime (a retail value of $29.99)
• Unique Steelbook™ metal case
• Bonus DVD
o Making of Devil May Cry 4
o Music from the soundtrack
o Digital artbook
o PC content (screen savers, wallpapers, icons)
About ADV Films:
ADV Films is the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation (“anime”) outside of Japan and has the largest English-language anime library in the world, with best-selling titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, Guyver, Robotech, Full Metal Panic, Hello Kitty and Elfen Lied. Parent company A.D. Vision, Inc. also operates Anime Network, North America’s #1 anime channel, and Newtype USA, the top-selling anime and manga monthly magazine. For more information, visit www.advfilms.com.