Images of Dante's Inferno bring back memories
- Posted February 23rd, 2009 at 13:37 EDT by
- 36 Comments
When Electronic Arts first introduced the world to Dante's Inferno, literary aficionados wept. How often have literary masterpieces failed as video game adaptations? Beowulf, anyone? Then came the announcement that Dante's Inferno would be a hybrid of God of War and Dead Space, which certainly added a bit of "let's see where this goes" to some of the doubters.
It goes without saying that Dead Space is a great new IP in the library of titles on offer from EA. However, fans of God of War have to be skeptical considering the franchise's success and history.
Today, Eurogamer revealed four new in-game images of Dante's Inferno which are pleasing, yet disappointing. They're pleasing because you can tell God of War was truly an inspiration to the development team. However, it's disappointing that it looks as though God of War I and II were that inspiration, not God of War III. It's not quite evident yet if the visuals will live up to this generation's standard or not.
We've included the images below, but you can check them out in larger dimensions in our Dante's Inferno image gallery.
- 8:44am EST - February 23rd, 2009
yea graphics dont look too good ...
psn id J08hawks
- 8:55am EST - February 23rd, 2009
I had always thought the art design for this game wouldnt translate well into polygons and heres my proof
Although i havent given up on it yet
- 9:04am EST - February 23rd, 2009
I think it'll look alright when they're finished, besides Dead Space has very good graphics for a multiplatform game. It would be weird if they stopped.
- 9:05am EST - February 23rd, 2009
Is there a Wii version?
psycho_mantis | uncut_raw187
- 9:15am EST - February 23rd, 2009
stole the name from devil may cry, i dont think it will go anywhere near god of war 1 let alone number 3.
- 9:24am EST - February 23rd, 2009
The name wasn't stolen.. Dante's Inferno was a book written during 1300 AD or so.. It seems more like Devil May Cry stole the name, not the other way around
- 9:24am EST - February 23rd, 2009
hmmm.. too bad for them we just saw some God of war 3 material. In comparison these look pretty bad :(
- 9:25am EST - February 23rd, 2009
"stole the name from devil may cry" ROFLMAyOnnaise!
- 9:45am EST - February 23rd, 2009
Devil May Cry took influence from Dante's Inferno. One of Dante's influence was a Roman poet called Vergil
- 9:47am EST - February 23rd, 2009
kinda immature of you Dave to criticise the visuals....i mean obviously this isnt the end product & im pretty sure lods of fine tuning & polish has yet to be put on this game so why not jut give it a chance
- 9:51am EST - February 23rd, 2009
This looks interesting I like the picture where there fighting on the back of something...you can see the spine and the back of the head, but in the same picture the guy has the EXACT same, or very similar, stance that Kratos usually has. I'll check this game out but I'm doubting I'll push anything off my to-buy list for this.
- 9:53am EST - February 23rd, 2009
how would GOW3 be an inspiration, its not even out yet?...
but I see what PSU means, its not 'next-gen-ie' enough
- 10:08am EST - February 23rd, 2009
needs more shadows
otherwise, nice work in progress. Hopefully it's decent and not just a God of War rip off
- 10:30am EST - February 23rd, 2009
I can see they took alot from GoW 1 and 2 I just hope this isn't a cheap GoW knockoff.
- 10:33am EST - February 23rd, 2009
eh it looks like it's going to be a GOW wannabe... but we'll see
btw they didn't steal the name from devil may cry lol dante's inferno is a poem
- 10:41am EST - February 23rd, 2009
looks good enough, I'm more worried about the actual game-play and the story. I'm looking forward to this game; hope they don't mess it up.
- 10:51am EST - February 23rd, 2009
- 11:01am EST - February 23rd, 2009
Looks like it could be fun. If it is similar to GoW 1 or 2, then I have no problems with that. This could be a fun game. It doesn't have to be better than GoW 3 to be a good game, it just won't be as good. :lol:
- 11:30am EST - February 23rd, 2009
Hmm, a worse-looking God of War...
The book was great, so this will be good if it goes along with the story. Unfortunantly, Dante didn't actually fight anyone in the book, so this already strays away from what the main focus should be. Oh well...
- 11:33am EST - February 23rd, 2009
Sorry, but this positively REEKS of plagiarism. Pretty blatant, if you ask me. EA, you 5uck!
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