Visceral Seemingly Working On Sequel To Dante's Inferno
If you were an action fan, you likely had a blast with Dante's Inferno, which proved to be a decent distraction until God of War III launched a month later.
And we'd say Visceral's solid title definitely deserves another go, which is why we're excited to see the studio may already be hard at work on a sequel. As noted by Connected Consoles, a few job listings hit strongly at the idea of Dante's Inferno 2. The first job - through that link - is for a Lead Character Artist "for an existing action/adventure franchise," and it even adds something a bit more concrete: "The game sequel will set new quality standards and make the franchise the world-leader in the action/melee-combat genre." Other listings include an Environment Artist and Senior Animator although there's not much in those descriptions that spills the beans. According to EA's latest sales figures, Dante's Inferno is currently flirting with the 1 million mark, which should be enough to warrant a sequel. Besides, if they work out a few small kinks, DI2 could be one of the better action experiences of the generation.
Furthermore, we're willing to bet you'd see this sequel long before you'd see another God of War; SCEA Santa Monica has already said many times they'll be taking a break from the series, and we're not even sure if Kratos and the Greek mythological theme will return. So perhaps Visceral and EA can take advantage of the lull.
5/13/2010 10:49:26 AM Ben Dutka