Lust, greed, violence, fraud and treachery – welcome to Dante’s Inferno
Visceral Games has announced the gaming adaptation of part one of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem “The Divine Comedy” will be available in Australia beginning on February 11, 2010
In Dante’s Inferno, players will assume the role of Dante as he travels on an epic descent through Dante Alighieri’s nine circles of Hell – limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery.
Dante’s journey is driven by his desire to reclaim the soul of his beloved Beatrice after she is dragged through the gates of hell by Lucifer. This new story is the wrapper to a smooth, fast-paced action adventure game that delivers a combat system with holy and unholy choices, puzzles, and boss battles, all running at 60 frames per second.
EA’s adaptation of Dante’s Inferno is also being made into a six-issue comic book series in a partnership with DC Comics / Wildstorm, the first of which will be released on December 9, 2009. An animated feature which is being co-produced by EA and Starz Media will be available the same day as the video game.
Dante’s Inferno has not yet been rated by the OFLC.
It will be available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, the PS3 computer and entertainment system and the Sony PSP