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PS3 gets Dante's Inferno demo first

on 1 December 2009

PlayStation 3 owners will get the first crack at a free demo for Dante’s Inferno, EA announced today. The free demo, which we announced last month, will hit the PlayStation Network on December 10 followed by a release on Xbox LIVE on December 24. The demo includes the entire first level.

The ‘Gates of Hell’ demo will help introduce you to the main character, and show off the game’s action and combat. This hack-n-slash game will pin you against hordes of enemies in your quest to battle Death. After defeating Death, you’ll take over his scythe, a powerful holy cross, and head into the Gates of Hell.

“The world of Alighieri’s Dante’s Inferno is such a rich, detailed, and often alarming universe, that all of us at Visceral Games put our hearts, and dare I say souls, into creating something truly intense and exciting,” said executive producer Jonathan Knight. “We hope gamers enjoy this tease of hell, and come away from the experience lusting for more when the game comes out on February 9.”

The game is being developed by Visceral Games, which was the team behind Dead Space. You can expect Dante’s Inferno to run at a blazing-fast 60 frames per second with unique environments for every level of hell.

Look for the demo on PS3 on December 10, and the North American release on February 9, 2009 and in Europe on February 12, 2010. The game will be available on PS3, Xbox 360, and the PSP.