Suda51: Dante’s Inferno is “mainstream,” “standard”

Thursday, 19th May 2011 09:00 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Grasshopper Manufacture lead Goichi Suda has said Shadows of the Damned’s vision of hell is less generic than Visceral’s efforts in Dante’s Inferno.

“I think the Hell that they have is really mainstream and standard,” Suda told VG247 through a translator in a phone interview today.

“But I think our vision of Hell is really different from theirs. It would be very interesting as you play to see the difference.”

Suda reiterated that Grasshopper’s Hell is unique, and that he’s looking forward to players comparing the two EA stablemates.

“Our version of Hell is really funny, and it’s actually closer to you than what you envision as Hell.

“It’s scary, but at the same time it’s really fun to play, so I definitely want the player to see the difference between ours and [Visceral's].”

Look for our full interview with Suda51 over the next few days. Shadows of the Damned is due on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in June.



  1. minxamo

    Well, any chance of me buying this game just went out of the window. What a hipster douche.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. WFMMK

    Dante’s Inferno the poem is BS anyways.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. 2plus2equals5

    Does he know what the Divine Comedy is? The Inferno of Dante Alighieri is incredible and original and the representation of hell in dante’s inferno is fantastic and the best in videogame history.
    If he transforms hell in a circus ok is original, but don’t call the Inferno of Dante Alighieri “standard”.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. mojo

    what #3 said

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @3, the best in videogame history? Have you touched the book?

    Dante’s Inferno is not a Divine Comedy. It’s a cheap rip off of something stupid full of tits and asses that wants to be a Divine comedy.

    Suda51 says nothing about the Divine comedy. He is talking about the game.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. 2plus2equals5

    Have you read my message?
    “the representation of hell in dante’s inferno is fantastic and the best in videogame history”
    I didn’t say that Remedy made an accurate representation of the Inferno of Dante, but that the hell they made is fantastic and the best in vg history.
    Is it clear now?

    I’m italian and i studied the entire Divine Comedy at high school ;)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. itsucks

    David Cage and his pretentious press-a-button movies are SHIT.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. JonFE

    @ 2plus2equals5:

    Remedy has nothing to do with Dante’s Inferno, mate…

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Schabrak

    Which makes you even more biased. So he’s a douche for telling the truth? And sadly this is one of the standard views of hell which can be seen and read in much media.

    He’s doing it different and promises that it will be a funny ride, whqt’s wrong with that? Rating a game based on a sntence of the director is absurd and idiotic.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. OrbitMonkey

    Erm before anyone starts raging on Suda51, maybe he just meant that the Dante’s Inferno of the poem has become the Western standard & that’s what Dante’s Inferno the game created.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. xino

    that’s stupid

    Dante’s Inferno was trying to take hell seriously, and this guy thinks its hell is generic, such it may be but it’s based on the novel so wtf was he expecting?

    also majority can regard hell as Dante’s Inferno’s vision, no one would imagine hell like shadow of the damn.

    anyway their game is generic, its Alan Wake+Resident Evil set in hell.

    some people don’t even know what they are talking about
    remedy, david cage…wtf?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. 2plus2equals5

    LOL, you are right! I don’ t know why i wrote remedy instead of visceral LOL.
    My fault!

    #12 4 years ago
  13. ManuOtaku

    I think for the way he is talking about hell, that his vision of hell is more light, but that doesnt mean it will be bad, i think i will be close to the persons common believe of hell, full of lawyers and things like that, that will be funny, i see nothing wrong with that.

    By the way Dantes Inferno was a really good game, i like it a lot i hope they made a second part with the limbo novel too.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    The best representation of hell is still to be found in the film “Constantine”. Absolutely marvelous.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Amaterasu

    And once again you fall for a cheap headline and what is probably a badly translated part of the interview. Suda is not exactly known for taking cheap shots at the competition, much less so if that competitor belongs to the publisher he’s just working under.

    That said, Dante’s Inferno was rubbish and had nothing whatsoever to do with Alighieri’s vision of hell.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Noodlemanny

    Guys Dantes Inferno was repetitive and WAS generic. It wasn’t a bad game but not a good game. Nothing about it made it good so therefore it was just average. It’s vision of hell was just gory for the sake of gore. It was just another example of EA trying to make a quick buck out of a void market, so it was quickly made then thrown out.
    Never read the Poem because its in that annoying over the top, overly complicated, practically unreadable way that stupidly long Poems are written. Write a book, not a huge amount of crazily structured sentences.

    #16 4 years ago

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