I haven’t read Dante Alighieri’s classic The Divine Comedy in years, so I don’t actually recall if it was filled with third-person hack-and-slash action sequences, but someone at Electronic Arts developer Visceral Games seems to think it was.
Dante’s Inferno, which is scheduled to immolate our very souls sometime in 2010, will see players assume the role of Dante (not to be confused with the poet), who descends into Hell after returning home to find his beloved Beatrice murdered. With Lucifer seducing her soul into the underworld, Dante descends into the nine planes of Hell to rescue Beatrice, only to learn that he must first overcome his own demons and ultimately redeem himself.
Hell is tricky business folks, and I suggest you stay out of it! In the meantime, check out this trailer for Dante’s Inferno, fresh off the soul-burning presses.