Visceral Games has selected writer Will Rokos to compose a script for EA's upcoming action title Dante's Inferno. For his work on Monster's Ball in 2001, Rokos has been nominated for an Academy Award, specifically Best Original Screenplay. Now he's tackling the game adaptation of Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy.
"Taking such a naturally rich and deep universe and adapting for the video game has been one of the most interesting and challenging projects I’ve worked on," Rokos stated. "I really got into re-imagining Dante as a flawed hero with a dark past, and his determination to save the love of his life from a terrible fate. It was a truly unique experience to re-create one man’s hell, one circle at a time."
Well, it's not like Dante had so much personality in the original poem, which does leave room for creative liberties. Visceral has already taken a few, arming Dante with Death's giant scythe and sending him through Hell hacking 'n' slashing in a quest to save his lover's soul. The studio's fresh take on the nine levels of Hell is full of dark eye candy too.