June 10, 2009
Dante’s Inferno Explores a New
Circle! The 9th of Every Month!
Live now on the site:
This is the first in a series of
Video Developer Diaries we will be rolling out over the coming months. Take a
look behind the scenes of Dante’s Inferno. This video focuses on the beginning
of Dante’s Journey and his Entry in to Hell, as well as The Divine Comedy’s
inspiration for the game and the core themes that drive the story, design and
gameplay of Dante’s Inferno.
We shot this video interview at the
end of the final day of E3 last week inside our private demo room, empty for the
first time since the show opened. Take a look and get Executive Producer
Jonathan Knight’s perspective on the show, as well as his thoughts on what we
showed at E3 and what we will be showing here in the coming months!
Lead Designer Steven Desilets talks
about the challenge and the opportunity of designing Hell as real location
“teeming with life,” and allowing the player to become “an active participant in
what happens to the poor suckers that found themselves in a very bad place.”
In the coming months we will be
unveiling a new Circle of Hell at
on the 9th of every month. This means not only a new site theme, but all new
content, new videos, new downloads and a new interactive feature, debuting July
9th, called “Explore Hell.”
Explore Hell allows visitors to the
Dante’s Inferno site to explore the landscape, characters and torments of each
of the 9 circles of Hell through a series of interactive paintings. Famous
shades (or damned souls) guide the visitor through the circle, introducing them
to demons, creatures, other shades and the unique architecture and geography of
their eternal prison.