Visceral: “No plans” to do Dante’s Inferno II

Wednesday, 3rd February 2010 09:48 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Visceral Games’ producer Jonathan Knight has said in an interview the studio currently has no plans to develop a sequel to Dante’s Inferno.

Instead, the developer’s full undivided attention will go towards Dead Space 2.

“I’ve read the entire divine comedy and I’ve given it some thought, but there are no plans,” said Knight, speaking to Industry Gamers.

“We are working on expansions to Dante’s Inferno that will be coming out soon, like a prequel campaign that shows the dark forest and unveil.”

The prequel level the exec refers to is the Dark Forest DLC, which will be released in March.

Yesterday, it was revealed a second DLC pack, known as St. Lucia, will feature a mission creator and co-op, although this hasn’t been formally confirmed yet.

It’s expected in April for PSN and Xbox Live.

In the same interview, Knight mentioned he’d like to work on a Macbeth title at the studio.

A Super Bowl ad was also announced for the horror this week, which can be found here.

Dante’s Inferno releases this Friday for PS3 and 360 in the UK, with a release on Tuesday in the US.



  1. onlineatron

    I wonder if EA know about this…

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Of course there won’t be a Dante’s Inferno II. It’ll be Dante’s Purgatorio next, followed by Dante’s Paradiso. Obviously.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. mington

    and so they shouldn’t! they need to get to work on…(please insert name of another famous poem, i don’t know any as i am an uncultured buffoon)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Rime of the Ancient Mariner sounds like a goodie! :-)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Freek

    Up next Beowolf, staring Christopher Lambert…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Neolucifer

    again next should be :

    War and Peace

    Synopsis :
    *A cyborg from the Future is sent to pre-revolutionary Russia to stop Napoleon from defeating the triumphant Russian troops,thus allowing Genghis Khan to come back from the Past getting the Piece of Brian and raise the undead soldiers of Alexander the Great who bear the terrible curse of Ramses II.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. pleasant_cabbage

    Ozymandias: Time to go Egyptian on their asses (milk).

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Captain Fruitloop

    Paradise Lost: Satan’s made as hell, and out to overthrow his old boss.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Gheritt White

    OMG – thinking about it, Milton’s Paradise lost would make for a *superb* videogame adaptation!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Neolucifer

    @Gheritt White

    sure but in the wrong hands (aka visceral) it would feature some barely minor girl named Eve with humongeous boobs and showing more cleavage than clothing , slapping angels and devils around .

    She would be constantly naked , and her clothes would mostly be tattoos in fact , with her goinh naked during some fmv and actions .

    The gameplay and even the items , would be oddly reminiscing of bayonetta .
    And the story would all be about Eve’s lover Satan , being injustly emprisonned by the jealous Adam and his army of angels …

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Gheritt White

    Sounds like a *great* re-interpretation to me – I’d defo play that! You should send Visceral your CV!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Neolucifer

    Oh but i do think my “story” is fine actually . But i wouldnt be called it Milton’s paradise , or using the license , and then perverting it .

    I would just do it as the original story it actually is …. as they should have with dante’s Inferno instead .

    It’s not like the circles of hell and sin based levels arent commonly used , so why does it have to be a so called adaptation of the book , if you respect none of it ?

    Who do you even try to cater to ? Students and scholar ? Most people dont even know or care , so it’s hardly as if you were adapting Lord of the rings or Harry Potter .

    #12 5 years ago

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