Visceral Games, an Electronic Arts studio, has announced the release of “Go to Hell”, an all-new social application inspired by the upcoming video game Dante’s Inferno that takes the poem’s canonized nine circles of hell and brings them into everyday life. With just the click of a button, you can send a friend, foe, place, product, or brand to one of the nine circles of hell.
Angry at your mom for grounding you? Send her to ‘Treachery’. Mad at your ex for cheating? Send him to ‘Lust’. Sick of sparkly vamps? Send them to ‘Fraud’.
The free “Go to Hell” app launched yesterday on Facebook with consumers able to share data across other online destinations including MySpace, iGoogle, and Twitter.
“This app is awesome! Not only will it be a blast to see who the world sends to hell, but it’s also a great opportunity to take Dante’s notion of the 9 circles of hell and make it current and relevant for people who may not be familiar with the poem,” said executive producer Jonathan Knight. “Let the damning begin.”
The “Go to Hell” app calls on people to damn others to the nine circles of hell: Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud, or Treachery. From there, users can choose to punish or absolve their victim … and see how the community reacts. The “Go to Hell” app comes complete with a “Hell Browser” that serves up a snapshot of all the activity in hell on a day-to-day basis. In the browser, see who takes top spot as the most deplored evil demon – be they a loudmouthed celebrity, a slimy politician, or a hated TV character.
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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