Dante’s Inferno Demo Arriving On PSN, Xbox Live This December

Video Gamers Will Have an Opportunity to Venture Into The World of Dante’s Inferno Starting December 10

On Tuesday, Electronic Arts announced that a demo of their upcoming title, Dante’s Inferno, will be releasing on both PSN and Xbox Live.

The demo will be released for the Playstation 3 on December 10, and for the Xbox 360 on December 24th. The game has an announced release date of February 9, 2010 in North America and February 12, 2010 in Europe for the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360.

Dante’s Inferno is a loose rendition of Dante’s epic poem, The Divine Comedy. It will tell the story of Dante Alighieri, a crusader, who, upon returning home to Florence after years of war in the Holy Lands, discovers that his love, Beatrice, has been murdered and that her soul has been kidnapped by Lucifer. Dante will stop at nothing to save her and travels through the nine levels of hell to reach Lucifer and redeem his beloved Beatrice’s soul.

Dante's Inferno, loosely based on The Divine Comedy, will take gamer's into the circles of hell

Dante's Inferno, loosely based on The Divine Comedy, will take gamer's into the circles of hell

The game is being developed by Visceral Games, who developed the highly-acclaimed sci-fi horror game, Dead Space. The game will feature levels with distinct elements based upon Dante’s poem and will portray a horrible, frightening, and gruesome world. According to Dante’s Inferno’s Executive Producer Jonathan Knight, “The world of Alighieri’s Dante’s Inferno is such a rich, detailed, and often alarming universe, that all of us at Visceral Games put our hearts, and dare I say souls, into creating something truly intense and exciting. We hope gamers enjoy this tease of hell, and come away from the experience lusting for more when the game comes out on February 9.”

Stay tuned for more news on Dante’s Inferno as its release date nears.