Let me quote to you the first bit of EA’s press release on their forthcoming title Dante’s Inferno:
An abducted soul, a lifetime of sins, a journey to the depths of despair.
My sentiments exactly when it comes to EA. After decades of using EA products from Electronic Arts right up to the massively infested, disappointing Spore, I’m almost done with EA. I find their opening line in the press release very ironic. If any single computer program deserves to be in Hell, it’s SecuROM, and the folks who use it to install software that’s intrusive and can’t be removed on my computer should be following right behind them.
Things changes a bit when EA announced they’d be releasing titles under Steam. Yes, Steam is DRM but it’s DRM implemented in a moderate way that I can live with.
So, for what it’s worth, here’s a few screen shots from EA’s new title, Dante’s Inferno. It’s a 3rd person adventure in which the protagonist (judging from the video) is a life long sinner who sort of volunteers on his journey to hell. Looks like he’s chasing after his lady friend who appears as a white apparition snatched up by the bad guys.
It could lead to some interesting game play, in which the player character’s past (and possibly currently accrued?) sins can be used against him. Looks like a cross between God of War and Diablo which may not be a bad thing.
I’m a bit excited about a bit of litterary history as cool as Dante’s hell delving epic poem is being converted into a game. Much like the Three Kingdoms game I looked at yesterday, here’s some honest to gosh literature being adapted and given to a new, young audience. Maybe it will even get someone to read the original work. If you’re interested there are lots of great, free resources online.
If you want to see more, check out the video here.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrD5gsoFRRk%5D
It’s also available in HD via YouTube.
Just keep in mind that this property is an EA property and will come with all of the past and present EA sins ready and waiting to install themselves on your pristine, angelic computer.
[tags]EA, video game, dante, inferno, video[/tags]