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Go to Hell! Dante’s Inferno Turned Into a Videogame

By Edward Nawotka

Dante's Inferno

Yes, it’s true…Entertainment Arts has turned Dante’s Inferno into a video game — it’s available for your PSP, X-Box and Playstation 3. Oh. My. God. And the tagline is, natch “Go to Hell!”

National Public Radio in the United States has an interview with the game’s creator.

Wired has a review and also offers ten more literary classics it deems worthy of the video game  treatment.

What’s more, NPR notes that EA promises to release a print edition of the poem illustrated by pictures from the game.

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  1. Posted February 10, 2010 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    I’m thinking Paradise Lost wouldn’t be half the fun.

  2. Ed Nawotka
    Posted February 10, 2010 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    How about turning the Literary Deathmatch into a game? Jane Austen v Emily Dickinson. Of couse Austen with all her Zombie fighting experience would win!

  3. Posted February 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Hmm. Emily as an armed recluse heaving picnic baskets and Ninja pens could hold her own but I like the idea of the LD genre.

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