ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the anime event of 2008. Volume one of Devil May Cry: The Animated Series will hit store shelves on February 5, the same day that Capcom’s much-anticipated Devil May Cry 4 video game is released for the Playstation and Xbox 360 game systems.
Capcom is also releasing a special Devil May Cry 4 Collector’s Edition on February 5, including both Capcom’s new video game and the first volume of ADV’s anime series. The Collectors Edition sports an attractive Steelbook case holding the game, the anime DVD, and a bonus DVD including a ‘making of’ feature on the new game and many other cool game-related extras. Fans purchasing the Devil May Cry 4 Collector’s Edition will be able to enter their address at the ADV website to receive a volume 1 DVD case plus a coupon for $5 off volume 2 with the limited edition anime Collectors Box.
‘This is an unprecedented cross-promotion,’ said ADV co-founder and President John Ledford. ‘Anime and video games intersect on so many levels, but this is the first time a game publisher and an anime studio have combined forces in this way. Capcom isn’t just delivering a preview episode but the full DVD they’ve provided an incredible value to the consumer and a great way to spread anime in game circles.’
Devil May Cry promises to be the anime and video game event of 2008, so it is only appropriate that both will be unveiled at the biggest event to close 2007. North American consumers will have their first opportunity to play Devil May Cry 4 at the New York Anime Festival, taking place December 7-9 at Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Center. Devil May Cry 4 game kiosks will be up and running all weekend at the ADV Films booth.
The North American premiere of The Animated Series takes place Saturday 11am at the Devil May Cry panel, where representatives from Capcom and ADV Films will join moderator Chris Carle from IGN.com to discuss the franchise and share behind-the-scenes clips from both the making of the game and the anime.