Dante’s Inferno dev diary now, republished poem next week

EA has released a new Dante’s Inferno developer diary detailing Fraud, the eighth circle of Hell. By the sounds of it, this is the place that will put what players learned in the previous seven circles to the test by throwing every conceivable enemy at them. And just when you think it’s over, “the designers have a little fun and really torture the player.”

EA, along with Del Rey Books, have also revealed plans to publish a new version of Inferno (see the cover here), the classic Dante Alighieri poem the game is based on. The new edition will be out in a week, on January 19, and comes complete with “a 16-page, full-color art insert showcasing the evolution of characters and environments from the classic poem to the video game” as well as an introduction from the game’s Executive Producer Jonathan Knight who offers insight into how Alighieri’s works were adapted for the new medium.

The game itself is out on February 9, worldwide, along with the animated epic.