Visceral Games Announces Award-Winning Composer Garry Schyman to Score Dantes Inferno

September 9, 2009

Visceral Games Announces
Award-Winning Composer Garry Schyman to Score Dante’s Inferno

The Epic Journey through Hell
Features a Dramatic Original Score from Heralded Film, Television and Video Game

Visceral Games announced today that
award-winning film, television and video game composer Garry Schyman will be
creating the hellish score for the highly anticipated 3rd person action
adventure game Dante’s Inferno. The renowned composer, who won many prestigious
awards most recently for his work on BioShock, is creating a dramatic score that
sets the tone for Visceral Games’ adaptation of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem.

“Our primary goal with this project
is to bring Dante Alighieri’s vision of hell to a new audience and a new medium,
and that goes beyond the visuals,” said Jonathan Knight, executive producer of
Dante’s Inferno. “The sound and music are equally critical to the experience,
and Garry’s epic score will add layers of power and tension, as gamers descend
through the nine circles of hell. We are incredibly fortunate to be working with
talent of his caliber.”

“Scoring Dante’s Inferno was one of
the most interesting and challenging projects I have ever tackled,” said Garry
Schyman. “Literally being asked to score hell was fantastic especially once I
saw the surrealistically frightening world that Visceral Games had developed. I
thought long and hard about every piece of music I wrote to create something
new, surprising and fitting. It has turned out to be one of the most creative
experiences in my career.”

The orchestral score and chorus were
recorded in July at the historic Abbey Road Studios in London with the
Philharmonia Orchestra and Metro Voices. The score soundtrack is planned for
release in early 2010.

In Dante’s Inferno, players will
assume the role of Dante as he travels on an epic descent through Dante
Alighieri’s nine circles of hell – limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy,
violence, fraud and treachery. Each circle features unique environments, all new
creatures and demons, specific story elements, and are scored distinctly to set
a tone that fits each circle of sinners. The blockbuster video game adaptation
of part one of Alighieri’s epic poem “The Divine Comedy” will be available in
North America beginning on February 9, 2010 and in Europe on February 12, 2010
for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP).

Dante’s Inferno has not yet been
rated by the ESRB or PEGI. For more information on Dante’s Inferno, please
follow the Dante’s Inferno team at Visceral Games on Twitter at
and visit the game’s official web site at
where the team explores a new circle of hell, with new content and updates on
the ninth day of every month.