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EA On Dante's Inferno: "Dead Space Meets God Of War In Hell"

Although God of War III may not make it this year, we might get something similar from EA. Now, before you start groaning, you should recall some of EA's latest productions; both Dead Space and Mirror's Edge were excellent titles. So perhaps they can do something decent in the straight-up action category.

As CVG reports, British magazine PSM3 has a full 10-page feature preview of Dante's Inferno, a game that was only recently announced. It appears that EA describes the promising title as "Dead Space meets God of War in hell," and the article further states that "button-for-button the controls are identical to [God of War's]." The entire premise feels familiar, in fact: enemies will drop health and magic orbs, there will be QTEs and combos with both light and heavy attacks, and yeah, you even open chests by "holding circle." But of course, the topic of the storyline is vastly different, as EA says it's "altogether more unpleasant" (um, that should be the understatement of the century) as we'll be following the main character's trip through Dante's Inferno. If you're not aware, it's the first part of Dante Alighieri's ancient classic, "The Divine Comedy," which featured a character's adventure through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory, and finally, Heaven. If you've read it and understood it, we give you respect, if you've read it in the original Italian...well, you're just freaky smart. Unless you're Italian.

Anyway, we don't doubt that EA will ignore about 99% of that novel, but that's only because they'll have to. It almost seems wrong to reduce that book to something so basic (and let's not forget, Dante never "fought" anything), but it's still a cool idea. Right?

2/10/2009 Ben Dutka

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Frenchy17
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 11:37:55 AM
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Intriguing concept, hope it works out. I loved me some God of War and Dead Space.

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pavlovic
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 11:44:31 AM
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"Dead Space Meets God Of War In Hell"

If this is correct the game will be a truly GOTY contender

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Buckeyestar
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 11:50:33 AM
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"let's not forget, Dante never "fought" anything"

I never assumed we would play as Dante anyway. My guess is a character that will venture through a world "inspired" by Dante's Inferno.

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Bill_Clinton_
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 2:21:40 PM

yeah your right.. so guess we have to wait to see some gameplay..

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 12:21:48 PM
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how can you mix a slow paced horror game with a rediculously fast paced chop everything up with your swords on chains game?

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www
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 12:31:07 PM
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I prefer Resi5 to dead space n mirror's edge wasn't all that.
Here's hopin' this is great,cause everything about it sounds strange to be a game.

BTW the Mirror's Edge Theme is one of the best on ps3 thus far,download it.

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Banky A
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 12:43:20 PM
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Coooooooool. Sweet, awesome.

But I hope it doesn't end up feeling like a God of War rip-off - in the combat side :(

;)

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MirrorSoul
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 3:06:11 PM

Yea identity and people not say "This is Daunte's Inferno....it will hold you over until Kratos is ready" lol

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Banky A
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 10:15:29 PM

Hah.

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 12:53:41 PM
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God I hope this game is good. I cannot wait for this to drop. Fingers crossed for it being what they envision and not what happened to Haze.

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vicious54
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 2:05:26 PM
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I wasn't interested in this game when it was announced but with a combination of those to games, I'm now intrigued.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 2:23:15 PM
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Been watching this since first news broke and I'm amped. I'm assuming we will play some sort of fallen soul who battles his way through the 9 circles of hell. Let's just hope Satan is a bit more, umm... challenging, than he was in that section of the Divine Comedy.

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 @ 9:54:25 AM

I'mma kick satan's ass. Then use my character to anal rape him.

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coldbore
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 2:40:11 PM
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i just have a feeling this is gonna turn out something like mirrors edge or legendary, it gets all the hype and then when you play it... huge disapointment, but ill stay tuined in for reviews and stuff, who knows it might turn out to be a good game

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Frenchy17
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 2:58:34 PM

I don't remember there being any hype about Legendary. I never heard of it until a week before it came out.

And my only complaint with Mirror's Edge is that it was short. But at least there is DLC for it.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 2:40:56 PM
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okaaaaay

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DarkPharaoh2091
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 2:48:32 PM
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when i first heard about this title from the vga's, i was a little bit skeptical just cuz i couldn't image how they can make a game based on one of the most talked about novels in literature, but after hearing about that it's a mix between Dead Space and GOW, well i can't help but feel a little excited now. can't wait!

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Naga
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 3:35:55 PM
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Oh no..... recipe of disaster

Really 2009? when was it announced how many years was the game in development?

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chicko1983
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 4:01:16 PM
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This sounds like a good game. If they pull it off it could be a hit.
Although I have yet to pick up Dead Space of Mirrors Edge, I have played them and been impressed.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 4:39:54 PM
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ill be interested if its proper gothic, not that rock sytle gothic (epic fail)

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 6:07:54 PM
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Gameplay please.

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Guest
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 6:23:37 PM
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Dead Space was a game so good I couldn't really play anything else until I finished it. It also was the first game that scared the beejeezus out of me, and that was cool! EA is making a very bold statement.

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eLLeJuss
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 9:29:27 PM
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Is this multiplatform?

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TheUglyBassist
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 10:51:46 PM
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I'm reading Inferno now. Haven't gotten too far yet but it's damn good so far.

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ceedot
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 @ 3:52:14 AM
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My mate is working on the game and says it's going to be really good. If I can trust him, is another thing lol.

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RebelExtrm02
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 @ 1:47:08 PM
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I want QTEs to die.

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PS3_Wizard
Thursday, February 12, 2009 @ 8:35:33 AM
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Lol, I wonder who the guy is that keeps giving everyone negative props.

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Draguss
Saturday, February 14, 2009 @ 5:37:45 PM
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O.O This game HAS to be awesome, EZ better not screw this up, or I swear I'll nuke them

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