Which Console Gets The Dante's Inferno Demo First??

The demo for Dante's Inferno is coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this month, but one console is getting it two weeks ahead of the other. Who gets it first? Hint - it's not the Xbox 360.

I suppose that was a rather large hint, but I just couldn't keep our readers in suspense. The Dante's Inferno Gates of Hell demo will be hitting the PlayStation Network on December 10th, arriving on Xbox Live two weeks later on the 24th. Announced last month, the demo features the entire opening level of the game, detailing Dante's journey to Hell's gates in order to rescue his murdered love, Beatrice.

"The world of Alighieri's Dante's Inferno is such a rich, detailed, and often alarming universe, that all of us at Visceral Games put our hearts, and dare I say souls, into creating something truly intense and exciting," said executive producer Jonathan Knight. "We hope gamers enjoy this tease of hell, and come away from the experience lusting for more when the game comes out on February 9."

In the spirit of the holidays, I urge PlayStation 3 owners to invite an Xbox 360 owner to their home on December 10th in order to promote console harmony. Call it a kinder, gentler way of saying "go to hell.

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Leio3298d ago

They better get it out for the PS3 before the God returns otherwise there is no hope :)

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YoungKiller253298d ago

ill be playing god of war and this (if its good) so there is no problem here

Saaking3298d ago

I don't really care about this game. We got GOWIII and that's all that really matters.

Blaze9293298d ago

They are probably trying to butter up to PS3 owners becuase they know how damn similar it looks like GOW3 - a game most if not all PS3 owners will buy priority over Dante's Inferno.

Luckily, I can buy both :)

lociefer3298d ago (Edited 3298d ago )

i think ur 360 friends would be more interested in seeing real next gen brutal action game (GOWIII)

sikbeta3298d ago

They better put on PS3 first, because there is not possible way to convince people to buy a gow rip-off instead of the original

GOW3 will Kick @$$ SO HARD

HolyOrangeCows3298d ago

I can't wait for this and GOW3.

Traveler3298d ago

I don't know about some of you, I love God of War, but after playing Dead Space I can't wait for this game. Nice that the PS3 will be getting the demo sooner. Actually, I'm just glad that they are giving us a demo. The game looks amazing.

Saaking3298d ago

The game basically copied and pasted GOW and changed the setting. It's a disgrace to say the least.

dragunrising3298d ago (Edited 3298d ago )

No...I think your a disgrace. What do you know about this game other than its set in hell? If you've played Dead Space then you know what your getting: a quality game. Now go in a corner and tell yourself God of War 3 is the "bestest game EVAR!!!" and go away...

jack_burt0n3298d ago


he has probably played a demo build that was sent out, and he is right its shockingly full of imitation and it aint flattering

badz1493298d ago

WHO THE HELL CARES? the thing is, both consoles will get the demo, so nobody loses! this is not BFBC2 beta we're talking about! and it's not like anybody will get to play the full game early!(although I know pirates from a certain console will get to enjoy the 'full game' earlier than everybody else!)

foxtheory3298d ago (Edited 3298d ago )

It looks great! I don't give a rat's ass if it looks and plays like God of War. In my book, that's a good thing. The Divine Comedy is one of my favorite books of all time, and after playing Dead Space, I know that Visceral can recreate Dante Alighieri's twisted vision of Hell. I'm looking more forward to God of War 3, but Dante's Inferno still looks like a solid game, even if it does take a lot of elements from the God of War series.

As far as the demo goes, I'd like to see it on the PS3 because that's the system I'll be getting it for, but overall I really don't care. As long as I get a PS3 demo sometime, I won't complain.

Lifendz3298d ago

The demo this game appeals to is the same demographic that God of War III appeals to. I don't need to own both so as a PS3 only owner I can almost guarantee that I'll be renting this game unless it just flat out blows me away.

Really surprised they didn't give the 360 the demo first. Maybe it was some sort of technical reason for the delay. Anyway, I'll definitely check it out.

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Darkeyes3298d ago

PS3 owners can play both the games... Dante's Inferno will sit pretty next to my GOW3 disc if it's good enough. But one things for sure, GOW3 is going to be something out of this world.

badz1493298d ago

it's like PURE vs Motorstorm PR, Prototype vs inFAMOUS and maybe even MW2 vs KZ2! PS3 gamers can enjoy all games and I honestly thinking that no matter how closely similar DI to GOW, there are rooms for both games even for the most hardcore PS3 fanboys!

Troll_Police3298d ago

They're just giving it to the PS3 early in hopes it can take some attention away from the God. Xbox owners have on choice but to buy it, it's their only option.

kira423298d ago

You got a point there lols

The 13298d ago

I wouldn't say draw attention away but I will say win kudos from the PS3 fanbase, so the game can fairly earn respect or not. This way they don't waste too much money on their PS3 investment.

sikbeta3298d ago

@ above

It doesn't matter, we PS3 owners have the option to spend more money or not, definitely all of us got $60 awaiting for GOW3, if Dante's Inferno turn out to be good and not so damn copy and paste from GOW series, I'll save the money to spend on it

The 13298d ago (Edited 3298d ago )

WTF are talking about? that doesn't even make sense in relation to what I said.

I said the devs are not trying to steal GOW3 attention(because they can't) I said the devs think/hope the PS3 fanboys won't write off Dante's Inferno, so they are showing love to the PS3. They have to show love to the PS3 fanbase so they can earn some of that investment, because GOW3 is right around the corner and PS3 fanboys are generally snobbish about games/multiplatform.

The game and the demo is coming to PS3 regardless, so the devs are trying to earn brownie points by giving it to PS3 first, in the hopes of the PS3 fanboys will judge the game more fairly, when not in hate/envy mode

sikbeta3298d ago (Edited 3298d ago )


Forget about speculations and let the game do the talk, like I said if the game doesn't turn out to be a copy and paste game of GOW and is pretty good, it doesn't matter, that's the only way they can earn respect: if the game is really good and don't feel like a GOW rip-off

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Fishy Fingers3298d ago (Edited 3298d ago )

Wish I had the GOW demo to try out to, that way I could have a little gameplay comparison myself. Hopefully they launch one in the EU soon, or at least near this one (Dantes).

Either way, no matter how much I enjoy the Dante demo I wont be buying until I've tried GOW3. I'm not overly into the hack and slash genre and I'll only have time for one, I want the one I'll get the most enjoyment from.

kira423298d ago

i cant believe this hasn't gotten approved yet. F-ing HHG gets his stuff approved in like seconds

Aceluffy3298d ago (Edited 3298d ago )

Anyone who wants it, PM me
Got them both from Amazon, bought the GOW collection and pre-ordered GOW3 Ultimate edition
Edit: Nevermind, somebody already took my offer

Karum3298d ago

They did give out a GOW3 demo in Europe, they emailed me a download code for it weeks ago.

cereal_killa3298d ago

Thats because he has his own site workers approve everything he posts do you honestly think people would approve any of the crap he posts so fast if he didn't have help.

badz1493298d ago

totally agree and honestly I haven't thought it that way but it makes sense! HHG is spewing the most flamebait article over here and the scary (or may I say sad) thing is, recently even IGN is doing it HHG-style!

mastiffchild3298d ago

Thing is, everyone, the GOW3 demo that they gave the codes out for is a very old E3 build and anyone lucky enough to have seen the TGS byuld running/played the TGS build will tell you just how much the GOW3 visuals and even framerates have gotten so much better. I've played a little of both games older builds this year and there's, so far, no comparison-and I went into it with a very open mind after loving DS.

HI seriously needed polish and gameplay extras, imo, if it wants to sell well on a platform with something as special as GOW3 on the horizon. Honestly, the improvement from that E3 build take your vreath away-every SINGLE thing looks better, more ddetailed, smoother and at a higher res. By comparison DI looked muddy, shaky and very derivative combat wise without the newer, fresher gameplay of GOW3(Titan gameplay, improved enemy AI when a mini boss appears to lead grunts etc). In short they need to have polished DI to one hell of a sheen AND found a few gameplay shocks to tease us with-I still hope they can, mind, as two amazing games are always better than one.

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kira423298d ago

Huh...? God of war is ps3 exclusive..O_o so your wrong ima report you for being a dumbass

Anorexorcist3298d ago (Edited 3298d ago )

Don't be passing off your frustrations of losing another exclusive to the PS3 onto the gamers.

Yes its just a two week exclusivity on a demo, but hell if this situation was reversed and it was heading towards the Xbox 360 first, f*cking idiot bots like you would be claiming utmost victory like if your faces just cleared up.

Though I honestly wish this situation was reversed, just to see how F'n pathetic and desperate you d*ck-headed bots would look bragging about getting a demo exclusively for two weeks.

Bereaver3298d ago

You guys need to learn how to read English. He said... Who "isn't"
playing god of war. Not, who is. And who isn't, is not ps3 gamers, meaning, ps3 gamers are playing it.


i know right, they would be all over it if it said that but notice none of them are in here cause they read it and was like damn.

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