“Inferno” will mirror the game’s plot and follow Dante’s journey through the nine circles of Hell — limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery — in search of his true love, Beatrice.
It’s Valentine’s Day, and you know what that means. It means it’s finally time to take the plunge and ask out that lovely individual you’ve been stalking lately. It also justifies slipping love letters under the bathroom door while they’re showering or sliding one under their pillow while they sleep. It’s not creepy if it’s Valentine’s Day, I always say. After you’re done with that you should read this list I’ve compiled of men who went to through hell — both literally and figuratively — in order to save the woman they love.
I suggest you grab that special someone in your life, snuggle up real close and enjoy this list. I guarantee it will lead to whatever it is two adults do when they like each other a lot. (I zoned out during that “birds and the bees” chat, something about pollinating flowers and storks).
I’m not sure if it’s because of our own morbid curiosity with death or because a world of fire and brimstone sounds supremely badass, but over the years hell has become an incredibly popular destination for video games. Thankfully, this destination is only getting hotter (sorry) over the coming months. Doom 4 is almost definitely going to be revealed at QuakeCon in August, or possibly at E3 in June and Diablo III is finally coming to take me away from my friends and job in just a few short weeks. As a gamer, I’ve been to hell more times than Kratos sand Dante combined and I’ve managed to escape those festering pits mostly unscathed. From the nine circles in Dante’s Inferno to Silent Hill’s Otherworld, here are my ten favorite trips to hell so far.
Composer Garry Schyman will be a special guest at the California State University Northridge during a performance of selected works from his compositions for Bioshock, Bioshock 2, and Dante’s Inferno. The concert will also feature the first public performance of Schyman’s Viola Concerto “Zingaro” (Second Movement) featuring renowned viola soloist Andrew Duckles. The concert is FREE if you have a ticket. All information for how/where are after the jump.
Sorry for the lack of updates over the past week. I have been up in the woods of Michigan’s U.P. growing a beard and fishing with a spear. I sure do wish I had Death’s Scythe to fish with though…. You like my lead in?? Any ways, the 2nd Dante’s inferno DLC The Trials Of St. Lucia was released on the Playstation Network for 10 dollars, or on the Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 Microsoft space bucks.
This allows you to play 2 player co-op as Dante and Lucia as you battle your way through 40 increasingly difficult trials. You can also design your own and post them for others to play and rate. READ MORE
The Trials Of St. Lucia is a pretty huge DLC pack for Dante’s Inferno. It’s going to include a trials game editor; so you can spend countless hours (like I have in Halo 3 forge mode) putting together trial after trial to play.
You will also be able to take on the role of St. Lucia herself, and work together with a friend cooperatively to make it through the trials together. Past the break for more. READ MORE
The epic DLC for Dante’s Inferno known as The Trials Of St. Lucia will be released on April 29th. This DLC will quench your hellish thirst as it offers 40 different trials, on top of a challenge creator so you can make up your own. You will also get to play online with a friend to fight through these trials, and St. Lucia herself will be at your disposal.
You can also download, rate, and favorite other peoples trials. So the possibilities for playing are endless. Oh and St. Lucia can fly and shoot beams of holiness from her eyes. Not bad. READ MORE
The creative minds behind arguably one of the best horror games of this console generation have decided to escape the black void of deep space in favor of a trip to Hell. Dante’s Inferno follows Dante on a mission to save his wife from the confines of Hell as described by Dante Alighieri in his epic poem, Inferno.
Adam and I got a chance to interview Garry Schyman the composer behind the amazing music for Dante’s Inferno and BioShock 2. Garry has also done such games as BioShock 1 (which he won several awards for), Destroy All Humans and Voyeur, among others, t.v. shows and films.
Head past the break to check out the interview! READ MORE
This has been one helluva exciting couple of months, especially if you enjoy slaying unbaptized babies (and possibly little girls, depending on how you play your games), zombies, and non-zombies. In case you hadn’t noticed this already, BioShock 2 and Dante’s Inferno are finally out and may be just what we need to tide us over until the new Resident Evil 5 and Left 4 Dead DLC come out over the next couple months.
But that’s not all, oh no it isn’t, you may have seen some Gears of War in your Lost Planet 2? Well, now there’s also a little bit of Resident Evil in there to make that game even better. As Alan Wake nears its May release date we’ve been given some more details on the game including a very cool new trailer. So read on you handsome, intelligent reader you so you can get your monthly dose of all things horror. READ MORE
(The contest is over and the winners were sent PMs. If they fail to send me their addresses within a week, I will choose someone else of my liking to receive their prize, and they will be made fun of uncontrollably until they need rehab.)
Dear Canadian readers, can’t afford Dante’s Inferno? Is your girlfriend trapped in Hell, and playing the game is the only way for you to save her? Good news. You can win the game, from us! Right here! Comment and tell me you want the game, tell me how bad you need it. Tell me why I should send you to Hell. We have 3 copies of the game for Xbox 360 to give away. You will have 1 week from today 2/10 to comment. So, have at it!
Dante’s Inferno came out February 9th for the PSP, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. If you want to go check out Hell a little 1st, head HERE to the games official site. Sorry to those who got their hopes up earlier, we posted the contest, and found out prior that it is for Ontario area readers only. Head past the break for the Decent Into Hell Trailer. READ MORE
A demo came out recently for the video game, Dante’s Inferno, which is loosely based on the literary work. Wouldn’t you know it that a comic is out which is loosely based on the video game. Video game comic adaptations have a sordid past, but how did this one fair? Read on to find out…
The Dante’s Inferno Playstation 3 demo is out right now. And if you own a PS3, go download it immediately. The game looks beautiful, (on an HDTV), plays like a dream, and is HELLa fun. Get it?! If you pre-order the game now from Gamestop HERE
Playstation 3 also really gets the advantage (finally) on the release of Dante’s Inferno. For the SAME PRICE as the normal edition, the Playstation 3′s Divine Edition gets….
While I’m pretty much stuck at home because of the snow, some brave souls might go get new comics today. If you’re a fan of ancient poetry or bloodrectioned video games, check out Dante’s Inferno #1. What are you getting today? Full list after the break.
February is going to be a great month for you to empty your wallets and max out those credit cards. Dementium 2, BioShock 2, Dante’s Inferno, Aliens vs Predator (Maybe), Metro 2033, Lost Planet 2, among others will all be coming out. Well, if you pre-order Dante’s Inferno (from select retailers) NECATOYS says you’ll get a Dante action figure to go with the game.
To celebrate this slab of videogameular awesomeness, NECA is proud to unveil our first Dante figure. Boasting 30 points of articulation, Dante is truly one of a kind. He carries a Cross in a sheath on his right hip, has an interchangeable right hand, and then, of course, there’s the scythe… READ MORE
So apparently, for some reason, facebook apps are becoming the wave of the future. More video game companies are jumping on board with lots of random viral marketing and facebook’s apps seems to be an outlet. Dante’s Inferno is one of those games. How exactly does theirs work? Well simple. You send someone you are mad at, to hell.
One of the 9 circles that is. Once someone accepts and has to go to hell, you can choose to punish, or absolve them. You know, depending on how much of a saint you are feeling like that day. Read on for more READ MORE
Visceral Games, creators behind the most amazing Dead Space had their newest creation Dante’s Inferno turned anime. The same people who made Ghost In The Shell, and several other anime classics are behind the movie. You can check out the trailer for it below.
Also coming this December, you can stay inside to hide from the snow (depending on where you live) and you can take a nice hot trip into hell with the Dante’s Inferno demo. The “Gates Of Hell” demo will allow you to play your way through the entire 1st level of the game….. READ MORE
Visceral Games , the developers behind the critically-acclaimed Dead Space franchise and a studio of Electronic Arts Inc., today announced that Academy Award -nominated writer Will Rokos is writing the story line for Dante’s Inferno , the adaptation of part one of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem “The Divine Comedy” from Visceral Games . Rokos is best known for his Best Original Screenplay nomination for Monster’s Ball in 2001, and is collaborating with the game’s creative team to craft an all new narrative that parallels the original poem.
Somewhat exciting news for Dante’s Inferno just announced that award-winning film, television and video game composer Garry Schyman will be creating the hellish score for the game. He most recently won many awards for his work on BioShock.
“Our primary goal with this project is to bring Dante Alighieri’s vision of hell to a new audience and a new medium, and that goes beyond the visuals,” said Jonathan Knight, executive producer of Dante’s Inferno. “The sound and music are equally critical to the experience, and Garry’s epic score will add layers of power and tension, as gamers descend through the nine circles of hell. We are incredibly fortunate to be working with talent of his caliber.” READ MORE
Even though Dante’s Inferno won’t be coming out until February of next year, why not give you blue balls until then? So go ahead and check out this teaser trailer below, and don’t forget, even though I will constantly remind you that the game comes out February of 2010 for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. Enjoy.
We just got word from Dead Pixels that the upcoming video game of Dante’s Inferno will be getting a comic book adaptation of it. The video game is of course loosely based on the literary work by Dante Alighieri. This and many other huge scoops will be coming out during Comic-con, keep it here for more updates.
Go to hell. At least that’s what E.A. wants you do in their new game, Dante’s Inferno. And that is exactly what you will do as you venture into hell to save your woman. In the video below you get a nice taste of hell, or at least E.A.’s vision of it.
EA’s Dante’s Inferno will take gamers to the western world’s most definitive view of the afterlife as created in the 13th century by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri in part one of his epic classic, “The Divine Comedy.” READ MORE
The developers of E.A.’s Dante’s Inferno talk about the game, and explain there reasoning behind making the game based off the story. They also show off a lot of the amazing artwork behind the game.
Look out for the game in the 1st quarter of 2010 on the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. And possibly March of 2010 for the PSP release. READ MORE
Update: We learned that this protest was staged. Nice try f*ckos…
There is nothing funnier in life than protesters, especially people who think they know how you should live your life. There’s a group of individuals who apparently know exactly what hell is like and don’t enjoy the fact that EA is bringing it to households in the form of a video game.
Thanks to 1up for catching the group of psychos at E3 protesting EA’s forthcoming Dante’s Inferno, which will follow Dante’s journey through the nine circles of Hell — limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery — in search of his true love, Beatrice.
I can only imagine what these individuals will do when Universal makes the feature film and Anchor Bay releases the animated feature. Click the image below for the story!