The upcoming Dantes Inferno game has amazed me at every turn. Ever since I saw the original trailer and wondered how the hell (excuse the pun) they went from Inferno to what they were showing us on screen, to the even fuller trailers that came out. Those trailers showed us a side to the text that frankly wasn’t there, from its revenge plot, to the devil with a speaking part.
Having said that, they never actually said that the game was more than ‘inspired’ by the classic work.
Now, yes, we have the book of the game of the book. But it’s not nearly as bad as it might sound. Unlike the game, the book is actually just the original text of Dante’s Inferno. Branded how it is with the games cover and screenshots inside, I have to wonder how many gamers will be inspired to pick it up. Furthermore, I wonder what they will think of Dante, in his slightly less muscular and heroic poise.