Visceral Games, one of Electronic Arts’ studios, announced that Wildstorm will publish a comic book based on the forthcoming video game Dante’s Inferno. A special “Issue 0” preview edition of the Dante’s Inferno comic will be given away at Comic-Con International 2009 in San Diego at the EA (Booth #5213) and DC Comics (Booth # 1915) booths.
The six-issue comic miniseries will be written by Christos Gage and drawn by Diego Latorre, and will go on sale in December.
“When Christos and I saw the early gameplay demo of the game, our jaws just hit the floor,” said Hank Kanalz, Vice President and General Manager, WildStorm. “The nature of this game, as well as the original work, inspired WildStorm to take a unique approach in the creative. Diego Latorre’s art is outstanding and atypical for a game-based comic. EA has really set the bar high, and we strive to achieve or surpass the mark with this book.”
Dante’s Inferno is set in the poem’s nine circles of hell – limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, violence, heresy, fraud and treachery. Per the press release, players take Dante on an epic descent through hell, battling their way through a terrifying gauntlet of demons to reclaim the soul of his beloved Beatrice. The Dante’s Inferno comic will highlight the action-packed moments in the game, and will also deliver more perspective on Beatrice’s experience, adding more depth to the game’s story and exploring more of the poem’s dramatic depiction of the underworld.
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