Capcom’s hack ‘n’ slash series leaps, guns blazing and sword-waving, onto Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with sparkly demos. The great news is that both versions are essentially identical. Both versions look, sound and play superbly.
The PS3 has a weensy edge in graphics thanks to some noticeable texture tizzing on the 360.
The 360 benefits from controller vibration (we don’t have DualShock 3 in the UK yet) and, disagreeably, a significantly lower price tag. As of 9 Feburary 2008, Games Tracker listed the 360 version at £28.99 and the PS3 at £34.99. (The price links in the previous sentence will take you to the current best UK price for Devil May Cry 4.)
Difficult to call. For some intangible reason the PS3 version feels better but, at this time, it is £6 more expensive. I’m going to ignore the price and go with my gut (and when you’ve got a gut the size of mine, you listen to it) and say that, while there’s essentially nothing in it, the PS3 version is better.