With exclusives for specific consoles becoming scarcer by the year due to costs, we are now getting more and more timed exclusives or exclusive versions/episodes to differentiate between the console versions. The latest to join that club is EA’s Dante’s Inferno
, which will be getting a “Divine Edition” specifically for the PlayStation 3. Last week, it was announced
that the game would get a two-week head start on the demo on PSN vs. Xbox Live, and now we find out that the PS3 versions is getting a few goodies for free.
The "divine" in this edition adds developer commentaries, a digital art book, game soundtrack and a digital Longfellow translation of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, included in the standard $59.99 price. So in essence, this is a collector’s edition for the price of a standard edition. But what it doesn’t have (and most gamers would prefer over throw-in stuff) is any exclusive gameplay levels or options.
Visceral Games Opens the Gates of Hell With Dante’s Inferno “Divine Edition” Exclusive on PlayStation 3
Free Downloadable Demo Now Live on PlayStation Network
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visceral Games, an Electronics Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio today announced Dante’s Inferno™ “Divine Edition” exclusive for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. In addition to the game, all those who purchase Dante’s Inferno on the PlayStation 3 will receive this special edition which includes developer commentaries, a Wayne Barlowe digital art book, the soundtrack to the game and a digital version of the complete Longfellow translation of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno all for the standard retail price of $59.99. The studio also announced that a Dante’s Inferno™ downloadable demo for PlayStation® 3 is available for free on the PlayStation Network today. The demo allows fans to get a preview of Dante’s journey through hell. The demo will also be available on Xbox LIVE® on Thursday, December 24, 2009.
“We are thrilled to offer an exclusive game pack for PlayStation 3 gamers,” said Jonathan Knight, Executive Producer for Dante’s Inferno. “The PlayStation platform has a long history of delivering AAA action/adventure games. Adding Dante’s Inferno to that rich catalogue is very exciting for the team. And with the demo now available on the PlayStation Network, players can finally get a taste of what awaits them in the full game on Feb 9th.”
In the Dante’s Inferno “Gates of Hell” demo, gamers will experience Dante Alighieri’s re-imagined past, as a crusader who returns home to Florence to discover his true love, Beatrice, murdered. Sworn to her rescue, Dante must journey to the Gates of Hell and beyond to battle undead monstrosities, unholy boss demons, and Death himself. Offering a glimpse into the vast world of Dante’s Inferno, the demo serves as a prelude to the player’s perilous journey through the nine circles of hell.
EA’s Dante’s Inferno is an epic descent through Dante Alighieri’s nine circles of hell – limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery. At a blazing-fast 60 frames per second, each circle features unique environments, all new creatures, terrifying demons, story elements and are scored distinctly to set a tone that fits each circle of sinners.
Dante’s Inferno will be released for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and Sony PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) on February 9, 2010 in North America and is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Dante’s Inferno, please follow the Dante’s Inferno team at Visceral Games on Twitter at www.twitter.com/danteteam and visit the game’s official web site at www.dantesinferno.com