Devil May Cry 4 set to “explode” all over your Xbox 360, PS3, and PC

Oh gee! What a surprise!

Capcom has just sent us word that their much-anticipated (once PS3 “exclusive”) action title, Devil May Cry 4, is set to also hit both the Xbox 360 and PC. While no platform specific features have been revealed (360 achievements, etc.), I suspect this announcement (or confirmation, as the case may be) will open the flood gates for quite a bit of information in the very near future.

To many, this comes as no surprise. With console exclusives going the way of the dodo, DMC 4 is just one game in what’s becoming a long list of franchise “traitors.”

So, what’s next? Or better yet, if you had your druthers, what game(s) would you like to see, uh, “explode” all over your favorite console?

CAPCOM®’S DEVIL MAY CRY® 4 EXPLODING ONTO MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

The Next Generation of Capcom’s Smash Hit Action Franchise Comes to Next Generation Systems, PC

 SAN MATEO, Calif — March 19, 2007 ¾ Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that the highly anticipated Devil May Cry® 4, already in development for Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™), is now also in development for Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for PC.  Each version of the game will be maximized to take advantage of the systems’ strengths, leading to a breath-taking visual and gameplay experience. Devil May Cry 4 will be released simultaneously for the PS3 and Xbox 360 system.

“Capcom is committed to making its titles available to as wide an audience as possible, and has been building its technology base to meet that goal,” said Mark Beaumont, executive vice president, officer and head of Capcom consumer software publishing in the Americas and Europe.  “This announcement means that PS3, Xbox 360 and PC owners worldwide will be able to experience the latest installment of one of Capcom’s pillar franchises.”

From the producer of the original Devil May Cry® and Resident Evil® 4 comes the next installment in the hugely successful stylized action series that has so far achieved global sales of nearly seven million units.  Devil May Cry 4 immerses gamers in a gothic supernatural world, where a new protagonist clashes with a familiar hero.  As the new leading man, Nero, players will unleash incredible attacks and non-stop combos using a unique new gameplay mechanic, his powerful “Devil Bringer” arm.

With the advanced graphical capabilities of the next-gen systems, high definition visuals and intricate detail come to life as players explore new and exotic locales.  Dynamic action and undeniable style combine with unprecedented fighting options and a gripping story to produce the incomparable experience that only a Devil May Cry game can deliver.

Nick Chester