Dante’s Inferno Demo Coming This December!

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Get an early taste of hell

Visceral Games (Dead Space) and Electronic Arts Inc. announced they’re unleashing a demo for Dante’s Inferno this December.

The “Gates of Hell” demo will allow players to venture through the entire opening level and offers them a taste of this adaptation of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem, “The Divine Comedy.”

Players also get an introduction to the game’s hero, story and action gameplay, tracing Dante’s battles from the surface all the way to the Gates of Hell.

According to the Visceral’s press release, “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 Death’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.”

“Our 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,” says executive producer Jonathan Knight. “The 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.”

Dante’s Inferno is a descent through Dante Alighieri’s nine circles of hell – limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery. At 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, the Xbox 360, and the PlayStation Portable. The “Gates of Hell” demo will be available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles.

Source: Electronic Arts