Visceral Games has announced that a demo for Dante’s Inferno, entitled the “Gates of Hell”, will be coming this December and will include the entire opening level to give gamers a taste of the studio’s adaptation of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem The Divine Comedy.
The “Gates of Hell” demo will introduce players to the game’s hero, storyline, and intense action gameplay, tracing Dante’s battles from the surface all the way to the Gates of Hell. It will be available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. Players will experience fast-paced hack-n-slash combat as they fend off waves of enemies before taking on the ultimate battle against Death. After defeating this boss, Dante will be armed with Death’s scythe, a powerful holy cross, and will be ready to tear open the Gates of Hell. The demo also features two stunning cinematic movies made by Blur, the award-winning visual effects, animation, and design studio.
“Our main goal from the start of this project has been to create a journey that will make gamers truly feel like they are going through hell, said executive producer Jonathan Knight. “The demo will give everyone some insight into how we are treating the story and a taste of the gameplay. And with nine more circles of hell to explore once the game comes out in February, we are literally just scratching the surface.”
EA’s Dante’s Inferno is a descent through Dante Alighieri’s nine circles of hell – limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. At a blazing fast 60 frames per second, each circle features unique environments, all new creatures, and terrifying demons.
We’ve previously shown you guys Limbo, Greed, Gluttony, and Lust. On tap for today are Anger and Heresy:
Gamers will get to go to hell in North America beginning February 9, 2010, and in Europe on February 12, 2010, for the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360, and the PlayStation PSP.
For more information on Dante’s Inferno, follow the team at Visceral Games on Twitter at @danteteam, and visit the game’s official site, where the team explores a new circle of hell, with new content and updates, on the ninth day of every month.
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