Visceral Games has announced, via press release, that the Academy Award-nominated writer of Monster’s Ball, Will Rokos, is penning the storyline for Dante’s Inferno.
“Taking such a naturally rich and deep universe and adapting for the video game has been one of the most interesting and challenging projects I’ve worked on,” said Rokos. “I really got into re-imagining Dante as a flawed hero with a dark past, and his determination to save the love of his life from a terrible fate.
“It was a truly unique experience to re-create one man’s hell, one circle at a time.”
Rokos will be collaborating with the game’s creative team to craft an all new narrative that parallels the original poem, and is set to be released in North America February 9, 2010 and Europe on February 12 on PS3, PSP, and Xbox 360.