Skip to main content

EA Helps Publish Special Edition of Dante’s Inferno

dantes-infernoGaming die-hards may be heading to the bookstore soon to snag a special paperback edition of Dante Alighieri’s poem Inferno to get some back-ground on Visceral Games’ new video game. Electronic Arts and Del Ray Books, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, announced today that a trade-paperback edition of the classic poem Inferno, part one of The Divine Comedy, will be distributed to booksellers nationwide on January 19th to commemorate the launch of Visceral Games’ Dante’s Inferno video game. The new edition features an introduction written by Dante’s Inferno Executive Producer, Jonathan Knight, who describes his process of adaptation from classic literature to an interactive gaming medium. Visceral Games says that in the game, players take Dante on an epic descent through hell, battling their way through a terrifying gauntlet of demons to reclaim the soul of his beloved Beatrice.

“We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work with Random House on this project. Through the creative process of developing this game, we have grown quite close to the literary works of Dante Alighieri. It is his vision that we are adapting for this new media, and new audience,” said Jonathan Knight, Executive Producer at Visceral Games. “The game is a celebration of Dante, and we hope gamers will be encouraged to go beyond the game and explore the classic text that has inspired us so deeply.”

Dante’s Inferno the video game will be released for PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system and Sony PSP (PlayStationPortable) on February 9, 2010. But if you can’t wait until next month for a sneak peek, a free demo is now available for download on the PlayStation Network and on Xbox Live.

Editors' Recommendations

Dena Cassella
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Haole built. O'ahu grown
Here is what we know about EA’s streaming service Project Atlas
Sign up for your chance to try EA's Project Atlas streaming service right now
madden nfl 20 cover athlete modes microtransaction release date screen

We can apparently never have too many game streaming services, because the list of companies rolling out their own has been ever-growing recently. Google Stadia will soon roll out to its early access players, and Microsoft’s Project xCloud is also on the horizon. Electronic Arts is getting in on the fun with its own service, currently called Project Atlas, which it is billing as an “easy to use, one-stop experience” for your video games.

The service was officially announced back in late 2018, and recent developments suggest it could be releasing sooner rather than later. Here is everything we know about EA’s Project Atlas so far.
What is Project Atlas?
Project Atlas is a game-streaming service created by EA to merge the company’s Frostbite engine, as well as artificial intelligence developments, into one platform. It will combine hosting, marketplace, social functionality, achievements, and more features into one service.

Read more
Sony’s latest partnership is a big move for PlayStation’s mobile future
A PS5 sits on a table.

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) revealed its next big gaming partnership, and it's with a somewhat unexpected company. The game developer and publisher in question is NCSoft, a Korean company best known for its work on MMO series, namely Guild Wars and Lineage.

According to a press release, the two companies have entered into a partnership that enables them to "collaborate in various global business fields, including mobile." We asked Sony if the phrasing of "various global business fields" also applied to console games, but a representative for the company said it doesn't have anything else to share on that front currently.

Read more
The best Xbox Series X controllers for 2023
Hands holding the Scuf Instinct Pro controller.

A gamer is only as good as their controller, and the Xbox Series X has plenty of options to choose from when it comes to ways to interact with the best exclusives. However, a recent update to the system has made all unnofficial controllers no longer compatible, leading to confusion about which controllers one should invest in. That's why we made your search easy by listing not only controllers guaranteed to work on the system, but the best ones across the board.

Read more