Those in Europe are lucky enough to already get Dante’s Inferno this week, but if you are in the U.S. and anxiously awaiting your trip to Hell, then you have to wait for next week.
The journey through Hell begins today in Europe for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) and Xbox 360, and it will continue in North America on February 9. So far, Dante’s Inferno is being praised by critics for its rich depiction of the nine circles of Hell and its brilliant adaptation to the interactive medium.
To further extend the experience, Visceral plans to release a series of downloadable content packs and expansions beginning in February. In March, Visceral will release Dark Forest, a prequel level that tells the story of Dante’s journey home and features new enemies, puzzles and relics. In April, players can download Trials of St. Lucia, a full expansion to the game that offers a co-operative multiplayer mode, a new playable character, and an in-game combat editor. The easy-to-use combat editor allows players to create custom combat trails, and then upload and share their creations online. In addition to Dark Forest and Trails of Saint Lucia, Dante’s Inferno will offer downloadable packs containing souls, skins, relics and magics to further boost players on their journeys through Hell.
It’s good to know that you will be able to extend the experience with DLC later.