DC Comics/WildStorm Productions and Electronic Arts will take comic book fans and gamers alike on a journey through the gates of hell with the release of the first issue in the six-issue comic miniseries Dante’s Inferno, available now at comic book stores and retailers.
Written by esteemed comic book writer Christo Gage (X-Men/Spider-Man, Wildcats) and featuring the highly stylized artwork of Diego Latorre (The Incredible Hulk), the first issue of the series portrays the murder of Dante’s beloved, Beatrice, and his descent to hell to reclaim her soul.
Created by Visceral Games, the Dante’s Inferno video game is set in Dante Alighieri’s vividly imagined nine circles of hell – limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, violence, heresy, fraud, and treachery. Players take Dante on an epic descent through hell, battling their way through a terrifying gauntlet of demons to reclaim the soul of his beloved Beatrice. The Dante’s Inferno comic will highlight the action-packed moments in the game and will also deliver more perspective on Beatrice’s experience, adding depth to the game’s story and exploring more of the poem’s dramatic depiction of the underworld.
“We’ve been incredibly lucky to get the talented artists of WildStorm to contribute their inspired craft to the Dante’s Inferno epic,” says Dante’s Inferno senior producer, Justin Lambros. “The vivid artwork from Diego Latorre just screams out of the page, and Christo Gage’s thoughtful words breathe life and give soul to Dante and Beatrice. We can’t wait to see what gamers think of the comic, and we think comic fans will love the game once it hits stores on February 9.”
A free demo of the game became available for download on the PlayStation Network starting December 10, 2009; Xbox Live players will have it on December 24th. 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 on Facebook, or 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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