The latest issue of PSM3 magazine features some brand new details on Electronic Arts’ VGA-announced title, Dante’s Inferno, for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game, said to be a cross between Dead Space and God of War, runs at a solid 60fps and is all about saving your love from entering the underworld by mistake. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.
- The game runs at a solid 60FPS and is brought to life by the excellent animations of its enemies and protagonist.
- Dante Aligheri, the Florentine poet that the game is based upon, has been turned into a â€œmuscular six foot knight with magic powersâ€ to suit the tone of the game. Dante is fighting his way through Hell to save his lost love Beatrice, who has been murdered and wrongly sent to the underworld.
- One of the first boss encounters takes place in â€œLimbo,” an area of lost souls who are agonizingly close to God but can never reach Him due to a life of non-believing. Itâ€™s here that Dante fights Death himself and steals his magical scythe before plunging into the underworld.
- The game shares the exact same control scheme as God of War, even down to Circle being used to open chests.
- The game’s artist Wayne Barlowe was chosen because of his work on Barloweâ€™s Inferno, a collection of images based on Danteâ€™s poem.
- Structurally, the game is designed to take the player through the nine circles of Hell. The first circle, Limbo, is where you will encounter Death and moving through the world areas get more horrific. Circle 5, â€œThe Wrathful,” is where violent people are forced to endlessly fight each other. The game will culminate in Circle 9, presumably with a massive boss fight against Beelzebub himself.