A month before God of War III arrives, EA will offer their brutal, over-the-top action extravaganza that should tide you over for a few weeks.

It's Dante's Inferno , and if you want a closer look, you'll get it before the year is out. EA and developer Visceral Games has announced that a playable demo for the game will be available next month; this "Gates of Hell" sample features the "entire opening level" and thereby introduce you to the game's main hero. You'll battle hordes of hell-spawn as you progress through the dark and intimidating section, eventually facing off against the ultimate boss: Death. Once you manage to defeat Death, you will take his scythe (the weapon you see Dante wielding in many screenshots and gameplay videos) and will also utilize a powerful holy cross. Said executive producer Jonathan Knight:

"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. 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."

In the full game, you will work your way through the nine infamous circles of hell: limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery. Of course, it doesn't really follow the actual story of Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy," as there is no fighting or mauling going on in that novel; it's a religious adventure through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. But hey, you gotta take creative license in order to make a scintillating interactive experience, right?

Dante's Inferno is slated to launch in North America for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PSP on February 9, 2010. This demo will only be available for the PS3 and 360, though.

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fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

Sweet. Looking forward to this.

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

Lovely, it holds interest, but i only need one, and GOW3 will hold me over.

Silent_J
Silent_J
11 years ago

Hope the demo will be good.

chucknasty
chucknasty
11 years ago

Demos have been a real downer for me. Several have made a great game look meh (Valkyria, Batman) and some have made a meh game look great (Brutal Legend). I just find hem to be completely unreliable. It is better to wait for release and look at trusted reviews.
To be fair I am sold on Lost Planet 2 based on the demo.

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

This could be good, gonna keep an eye on this one for sure. ūüôā

thj_1980
thj_1980
11 years ago

Well this is one of mt highly anticipated titles of the year, looking forward to this.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I will get it but probably just going to wait for GOWIII and pick this up and a lower price point. Still all the video I've seen looks good, maybe they are hoping 360 owners will flock to this with no GOW on their table, kind of like Prototype versus Infamous.

Poor_boy
Poor_boy
11 years ago

I'm predicting another PS3 inferior version but lets hope my prediction is wrong. Let's not even bother with the PSP version.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I don't think this ones a port is it?

jaynet333
jaynet333
11 years ago

These are the same devs that did Dead Space, so I'm sure that the PS3 version will be great.

chucknasty
chucknasty
11 years ago

I have been watching the dev videos for this and I am pretty excited for its release. Definitely a day one for me.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Wow. A demo consisting of the whole first level.
That's both super epic and kind of sad at the same time..

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

another one of my big four is coming, must buy for me.

Big Four (brutal action bunch):Dante's Inferno, Bayonetta, Darksiders and GOW3


Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 11/10/2009 11:28:52 PM

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Hack and slash is getting more popular isn't it.

___________
___________
11 years ago

wow, and here i was thinking i had nothing to play in December.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Amazing lineup, we'll have GOW collection, Bayonneta and Dante's Inferno as warm up to the mighty GOWIII.

Gabriel013
Gabriel013
11 years ago

I'm looking forward to the demo. I also hope we get one for Darksiders.

just2skillf00l
just2skillf00l
11 years ago

One of my most anticipated titles of next year! I just know it will be good. I'm glad they are releasing a demo for the game. Hopefully, this will get more gamers to give it a try. Can't wait to visit hell next month!?.I can't believe I just said that…God…I meant that in virtual reality. Believe me!