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Platform Win, PS3, 360 Publisher Capcom Developer Ninja Theory Limited Release Date 01/15/2013

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DmC: Devil May Cry review: hell to pay

Series protagonist Dante has been reimagined as a younger, more troubled half-demon in DmC. His days of boozing and womanizing are brought to an end as he finds himself hunted by the evil army of Mundus, king of the demons. These forces drag Dante into the antagonistic alternate reality Limbo, where he meets a fringe group of hold-outs against Mundus and helps launch a revolution. A more modern setting serves as the key differentiator from DmC's forebears. While levels mostly take place in Limbo, much of the story progresses in the real world, in a familiar city setting with satirical subplots inspired by our corporate, commercialized culture. For example, Dante discovers that the demons maintain control via two obvious methods: soft drinks and right-wing television...

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PS Plus: Smart As… free, Final Fantasy discounts galore

PlayStation Vita owners with PlayStation Plus subscriptions will find Smart As... has joined their Instant Game Collection tomorrow, Jan. 28, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog. Climax Studios and XDev Studio Europe's connected collection of brain-training minigames is designed to "foster a sense of community and competition," Nicolo Accordino, assistant producer at Sony Santa Monica, told us ahead of the game's release. Check out our interview for our impressions of Smart As... and its logic, memory and word puzzles. Sony will also discount 11 Final Fantasy titles for all, with extra discounts for those with PS Plus. Games on sale include the PS Classics Final Fantasy 9 and Final Fantasy Origins, both of which are normally $9.99, are on sale for $5.99 or $5.39 for PS Plus...

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Don’t Starve, DmC free for PSN Plus members Jan. 7

Klei Entertainment's Don't Starve and Ninja Theory's DmC: Devil May Cry will be free to download for PlayStation Plus members Jan. 7, senior community specialist Kristine Steimer announced via the PlayStation Blog. Both games were released earlier this year. Don't Starve is a survival-based action-adventure game. Players step into the role of Wilson, a scientist left to fend for himself in the wild. In addition to scavenging items and food, players must also fight off dangerous creatures. The game will be available for PlayStation 4. PlayStation 3 title DmC: Devil May Cry is a reboot of the hack-n-slash series. Longtime protagonist Dante has been completely redesigned, yet remains a powerful force against his demon enemies in the city of Limbo. Both games were announced for the...

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PlayStation Plus offers BioShock Infinite, DmC, more in January

Sony is kicking off 2014 with a bang when it comes to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection, with free downloads of some of 2013's best games. Throughout January, six games will be added to the library of free games for Plus subscribers. Klei Entertainment's Don't Starve will become the third free PlayStation 4 game on Plus, following November's offering of Resogun and Contrast at the console's launch. PlayStation 3 owners will be able to check out Ninja Theory's DmC: Devil May Cry, Irrational Games' BioShock Infinite and Starbreeze Studios' Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. And two PlayStation Vita titles round out the lineup: Smart As... from Climax Studios and XDev Studio Europe, and Team17's Worms: Battle Islands. You can check out all the games in the PlayStation Plus video...

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There’s a gigantic Steam sale for Capcom’s 30th anniversary

Many Capcom games and their add-ons are discounted on Steam to celebrate the company's 30th anniversary from Oct. 10-14, according to the sale's official Steam page. Games discounted 40-70 percent include the following: Dead Rising 2 for $9.99 (regularly $19.99) DmC: Devil May Cry for $24.99 (regularly $49.99) Lost Planet 3 for $29.99 (regularly $49.99) Remember Me for $24.99 (regularly $49.99) Resident Evil 6 for $19.99 (regularly $39.99) Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition for $7.49 (regularly $29.99) Capcom and Steam are also offering discounts on several bundles, including: Capcom Action Hits Bundle, which includes Bionic Commando: Rearmed, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Dead Rising 2, Devil May Cry 4, Lost Planet 2, Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6 and Super...

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Capcom 2013 financial results sees revenue climb despite poor game sales

Capcom revenue climbed by the millions this fiscal year, rising from ¥82 billion ($820 million) to ¥94 billion ($940 million) in revenue according to the publisher's full year financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013. This is despite a lack of results from the company's increased efforts in digital returns, alongside a number of games that failed to meet sales targets. Capcom's Digital Contents Business, a sector made up of console, Windows PC and mobile titles, saw profits fall by over 50 percent. Even more significantly, this arm of the company accounts for just over 67 percent of its total income. Similarly, only three of Capcom's software releases reached over 1 million units in sales. DmC: Devil May Cry saw sales of 1.15 million, failing to reach its expected...

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DmC: Devil May Cry and its DLC packs 40 percent off on Steam this weekend

Ninja Theory's DmC: Devil May Cry and three of its four DLC packs are 40 percent off on Steam this weekend until June 4, according to Valve's distribution service. The full game is $29.99, marked down from $49.99. Vergil's Downfall DLC, which allows players to play as Vergil in a new chapter, is $5.39 (originally $8.99). The Costume Pack DLC is $2.49 (normally $3.99) and features Classic Dante, Dark Dante and Neo Dante costumes. The Weapon Bundle DLC, $1.19 from $1.99, contains the Golden Weapons Pack, the Bone Weapons Pack, the Samurai Weapons Pack and three character perks. Bloody Palace Mode DLC was released as free DLC at launch and is available from Steam. DmC: Devil May Cry was released in January on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. For more on the series reboot, be...

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Upcoming Xbox Live Marketplace sales discount Alan Wake, Dark Souls and more

Upcoming sales on Xbox Live Marketplace over the next two weeks will discount games and franchises like Alan Wake, Dark Souls, Karateka, Ghost Recon: Future Solider and associated content, according to a post on Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb's website. Several of D3Publisher's games will be on sale from May 21-27, including: Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury 400 Microsoft Points Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Jeremy McGrath 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Karateka 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Mad Tracks 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Pid 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Puzzle Quest 2 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords 400 Microsoft...

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Capcom reports fiscal 2012 results, reiterates focus on streamlining business and cutting costs

Capcom reported financial results for its 2012 fiscal year today, posting a significant drop in net income due to restructuring costs as the company shifts focus for a future in which it expects development costs to rise on next-generation consoles. The Japanese publisher's 2012 fiscal year ran from April 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013. Capcom tallied net sales of 94.08 billion yen ($953.2 million) for the full year, a 14.6 percent jump from the 82.07 billion yen ($831.3 million) it recorded in the 2011 fiscal year. But net income dropped by 55.8 percent from 6.72 billion yen ($68.1 million) in fiscal 2011 to 2.97 billion yen ($30.1 million) this past year. The major drop in Capcom's net income resulted largely from a "special loss" of 6.95 billion yen ($70.4 million) associated...

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DmC: Devil May Cry's art director explores the series' 'visual rebirth' at GDC

At a GDC panel, DmC: Devil May Cry's visual art director, Alessandro "Talexi" Taini, chronicled the process of creating the art that underlies Ninja Theory's recent reboot. Taini said he was responsible for creating the "syle of game we're making," which encompassed everything from concept sketches to setting the tone of the in-game world. At Capcom's direction, he worked to remake Dante "cool, Western, grounded and stylish." The new Dante needed to be "urban," not boldly styled like a punk rocker or supernatural, he said. Taini built upon the idea that Dante is a "regular guy," imbued with arrogance and supernatural powers. Using a backstory inspired by Dexter, in which Dante inherited a lock of white hair after the shock of surviving his mother's death. Taini pared back Dante's...

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Vergil's Downfall expansion for DmC: Devil May Cry launching March 5 on PS3 and PC, March 6 on Xbox 360

DmC: Devil May Cry publisher Capcom will launch the game's Vergil's Downfall expansion March 5 on PlayStation 3 and Windows PC, and March 6 on Xbox 360, the company announced today. It's a slight delay — the company told Polygon last week that the DLC would be released by the end of February. The DLC will cost $8.99 on PlayStation Network and Windows PC, and 720 Microsoft Points ($9) on Xbox Live. It contains a new story campaign that is three to five hours long and features Dante's twin brother, Vergil. The content was a pre-order bonus, so those customers will be able to download it at no extra cost. We recently had a chance to go hands-on with Vergil's Downfall and interview senior producer Alex Jones. You can check out our impressions here, and watch some gameplay footage from...

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  • Windows
    • Released 01/15/2013
    • Publisher Capcom
    • Developer Ninja Theory Limited
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 01/15/2013
    • Publisher Capcom
    • Developer Ninja Theory Limited
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    • Released 01/15/2013
    • Publisher Capcom
    • Developer Ninja Theory Limited
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