Electronic Arts Inc. , today announced a demo for Danteâ€™s Inferno Coming this December, the â€˜Gates of Hellâ€™ demo includes the entire opening level and gives gamers a taste of Visceral Gamesâ€™ blockbuster adaptation of Dante Alighieriâ€™s epic poem, The Divine Comedy.
The â€˜Gates of Hellâ€™ demo will introduce players to the gameâ€™s hero, epic story and intense action gameplay, tracing Danteâ€™s battles from the surface all the way to the Gates of Hell. Players will experience fast-paced hack-n-slash combat as they fend off waves of enemies before taking on the ultimate battle against Death. After defeating this boss, Dante will be armed with Deathâ€™s scythe, a powerful holy cross, and will be ready to tear open the Gates of Hell. The demo also features two stunning cinematic movies made by Blur, the award-winning visual effects, animation and design studio.
â€œOur main goal from the start of this project has been to create a journey that will make gamers truly feel like they are going through hell,â€ said executive producer Jonathan Knight. â€œThe demo will give everyone some insight into how we are treating the story and a taste of the gameplay. And with nine more circles of hell to explore once the game comes out in February, we are literally just scratching the surface.â€
EAâ€™s Danteâ€™s Inferno is an epic descent through Dante Alighieriâ€™s nine circles of hell â€“ limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery. At a blazing-fast 60 frames per second, each circle features unique environments, all new creatures, terrifying demons, story elements and are scored distinctly to set a tone that fits each circle of sinners.
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 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, and the PlayStation Portable (PSP). The Gates of Hell demo will be available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles.