Dante’s Inferno is going to turn a few heads at this years E3, and we here at BD got our hands on the trailer which you can see below, and on top of that if you read on you can learn a lot more about the game and check out some screens from the 360 and PS3 versions, along with PSP and a couple concept art pieces. The game is looking to come out in 2010 for the PSP, Xbox 360 and PS3.
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
E.A.’s Redwood Shores crew, recently more well known for creating the masterpiece that is known as Dead Space, is in the works on a new game called Dante’s Inferno. Check out the teaser trailer by clicking on the link below.
Take A Trip To Hell
The game will be a third-person action adventure adaptation of the medieval epic poem The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. The poem tells the story of Dante who must travel through the 9 circles of hell to find his lady, Beatrice.
The poem was written long ago in the 14th Century. In part one, which as you may know is called Dante’s Inferno, Dante must brave his way through all nine circles of hell; limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, wrath, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery.
“The time is right for the world of interactive entertainment to adapt this literary masterpiece, and to re-introduce Dante to an audience that, until now, may have been unfamiliar with the remarkable details of this great work of art,” said Jonathan Knight, executive producer for Dante’s Inferno. “It’s the perfect opportunity to fuse great gameplay with great story.” READ MORE
Bearing only a tenuous connection to Dante Alighieri’s epic poem, the 1924 Dante’s Inferno bears more resemblance to A Christmas Carol. Hard-hearted businessman Ralph Lewis drives a former friend to contemplate suicide. Just before disappearing into the night, the friend gives Lewis a copy of Dante’s Inferno as a cautionary gesture. Lewis reads the volume but ignores its message and continues in his standard ruthless vein. As a result, everyone and everything he cares about is destroyed. Making a last-minute gesture to save his friend from suicide, Lewis is not only too late, but is accused of the man’s murder. Executed in the electric chair, Lewis is dragged into Hell, where the horrified man is forced to witness the various methods of Eternal Damnation described in Dante’s tale. Suddenly, Lewis finds himself back in his study; the whole horrible episode has been a nightmare. In fine Scrooge tradition, Lewis vows to mend his ways. Many historians are of the opinion that the Hell sequences in Dante’s Inferno have been lifted from a long-lost European epic, title unknown. Certainly there is a radical difference in quality between the narrative and the nightmare scenes, but as of yet no one has determined whether or not the film was in fact a hybrid. Dante’s Inferno has become one of the most oft-requested silent films among casual movie fans, chiefly because of a tantalizing production still showing an apparently naked Pauline Starke being flogged by a hulking demon.