Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that its highly anticipated action adventure game Danteâ€™s InfernoTM will be coming to the PSPÂ® (Sony PlayStationÂ® Portable). Based on part one of Dante Alighieriâ€™s classic, â€œThe Divine Comedy,â€ EAâ€™s Danteâ€™s Inferno will also take players on an epic adventure through Danteâ€™s famously mapped nine circles of hell. Danteâ€™s Inferno will be available simultaneously for the PSP, the PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360Â® videogame and entertainment system next year.
Danteâ€™s Inferno for the PSP is being developed by EAâ€™s award-winning EA Redwood Shores studio
and Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M), based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
â€œOur team and the team at A2M are taking the vision for Danteâ€™s Inferno and translating it directly to the PSP,â€ said Jonathan Knight, executive producer and creative director on Danteâ€™s Inferno. â€œPSP owners can expect to get the same level of fast, responsive gameplay through all nine detailed and unique circles of hell we are aiming to achieve on the consoles.â€
Alighieriâ€™s â€œDanteâ€™s Infernoâ€ is widely credited for being the work that has defined the western worldâ€™s contemporary conception of hell and purgatory. Just like the poem, players of EAâ€™s 3rd person action adventure game will descend through all nine circles of hell: limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery, playing as Dante as they battle through a gauntlet of unimaginable evils, fighting to recapture the soul of his beloved Beatrice.
Danteâ€™s Inferno has not yet been rated by the ESRB or PEGI. For more information about Danteâ€™s Inferno, please visit www.dantesinferno.com.