Ever wanted to make your way through Dante’s circles of Hell on your Playstation rather than read a dumb old book? Or have you ever wished you had an epic poem to read instead of having to play a frustrating video game? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you’re in luck.
Not only has Electronic Arts created a video game based on Dante’s Inferno, but, on January 19th, the Del Ray imprint of Random House will release a special tie-in edition of Dante’s epic poem, The Inferno, to coincide with the game’s release (which actually won’t happen until February 9).
The tie-in edition will feature an intro by the game’s Executive Producer, Jonathan Knight. Here’s a little sample, as quoted on the video game blog Kombo: “We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work with Random House on this project. Through the creative process of developing this game, we have grown quite close to the literary works of Dante Alighieri. It is his vision that we are adapting for this new media, and new audience. The game is a celebration of Dante, and we hope gamers will be encouraged to go beyond the game and explore the classic text that has inspired us so deeply.”
If only Dante had lived to see this day. He would be so psyched.