In the fourth installment of the Devil May Cry series, the player takes the role of Nero, a new character, who at times will fight alongside Dante (the player's usual role in the series). The game features a gothic setting in which you must fight demons using swords and firearms. The game is said to play similarly with previous games but with graphics fitting for next-generation consoles.
Nero can attack using his sword, named Red Queen, his double-barrel revolver named Blue Rose, and his demonic arm, named Devil Bringer. In addition to your usual melee sword fighting and ranged shootouts, Nero's demonic arm lets you grab enemies from a distance and throw them or pull them in to attack.
The game is said to feature more weapons, maneuvers, enemies, locations, music, and cutscenes than all the previous releases combined.
NPD Sales Data
February 2008: 295,200
Also see Devil May Cry 4 (PS3) and Devil May Cry 4 (PC).