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Dante’s Inferno info splurged in PSM3

Monday, 16th February 2009 17:51 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Future’s PSM3 mag has blown the lid on EA’s Dante’s Inferno, revealing a “muscular six foot knight with magic powers” fighting through the nine circles of Hell to a showdown with Old Nick himself.

From PushSquare.com:

  • The game runs at a solid 60FPS and is brought to life by the excellent animations of its enemies and protagonist.
  • Dante Aligheri, the Florentine poet of whom the game is based upon, has been turned into a “muscular six foot knight with magic powers” to suit the tone of the game. Dante is fighting his way through Hell to save his lost love Beatrice, who has been murdered and wrongly sent to the underworld.
  • One of the first boss encounters takes place in “Limbo”, an area of lost souls who are agonisingly close to God but can never reach Him due to a life of non-believing. It’s here that Dante fights Death himself and steals his magical scythe before plunging into the underworld.
  • The game shares the exact same control scheme as God Of War. Even down to Circle being used to open chests.
  • The games artist Wayne Barlowe was chosen because of his work on Barlowe’s Inferno, a collection of images based on Dante’s poem.
  • Structurally, the game is designed to take the player through the nine circles of Hell. The first circle, Limbo, is where you will encounter Death and moving through the world areas get more horrific. Circle 5, “The Wrathful”, is where violent people are forced to endlessly fight each other. The game will culminate in Circle 9, presumably with a massive boss fight against Beelzebub himself.

No date on it yet. Watch for an embargo-lift in the very near future.

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  1. BillyBatts

    This sounds awesome, if a little sacrilegious! Wonder how they’ll render ol’ Lucifer? Surely not with goat legs, red skin and horns etc?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. No_PUDding

    This sounds like possibly the most sacrilegious rendition of any novel….

    I give up now… It was gonna be a difficult sale, but it’s gone now. It’s gone.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. SticKboy

    Generic as hell (if you’ll pardon the pun). Can’t effin’ wait :)

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Heh heh – I’m sure it’s what Dante would’ve wanted. :-)

    I’m actually quite interested to see how this turns out. I loved God of War, and more stuff along those lines would be nice.

    #4 6 years ago