Archive for the ‘Dante’s Inferno’ Tag

Coming Soon: February 2010

What, you didn’t hear? Next month, there’ll be some video games coming out. But what will they be? When will they be released? All of these mysteries and more shall be revealed!

It seems like a big month for PC gamers, with an onslaught of titles including 2 MMOs – Global Agenda and Star Trek Online. On the other side of the spectrum, it’s a quiet month for the Wii, with just Endless Ocean 2 on the horizon. There are some big games for the PS3 on the way which have been a long time coming, specifically White Knight Chronicles and Heavy Rain. Meanwhile, the big HD multi-platform releases of the month are Aliens vs. Predator, BioShock 2, and Dante’s Inferno.

February 1
Global Agenda (PC)
Tropico 3 (360)

February 2
White Knight Chronicles (PS3) – North America
Star Trek Online (PC) – North America
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (PC) – North America

February 4
Dante’s Inferno (PS3, 360, PSP) – PAL

February 5
Star Trek Online (PC) – Europe
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (PC) – Europe
Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep (Wii) – Europe

February 9
BioShock 2 (PC, PS3, 360)
Dante’s Inferno (PS3, 360, PSP) – North America

February 10
Stargate Resistance (PC)

February 16
Aliens vs. Predator (PC, PS3, 360) – North America
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 (PSP)
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (DS) – North America
Ragnarok Online DS (DS)
Heavy Rain (PS3) – Japan

February 18
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (DS) – Australia

February 19
Aliens vs. Predator (PC, PS3, 360) – Europe
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (DS) – Europe

February 22
Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep (Wii) – North America

February 23
Heavy Rain (PS3) – North America
Napoleon: Total War (PC)
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (PS3, 360)

February 24
Heavy Rain (PS3) – Europe

February 25
Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep (Wii) – Australia
Heavy Rain (PS3) – Australia

February 26
Heavy Rain (PS3) – UK / Ireland


Dante’s Inferno marketing gets even weirder


Huh. EA’s upcoming Dante’s Inferno has been gathering attention from the gaming media for two reasons. One is because it has an achievement for murdering babies, and understandably, some people aren’t into that sort of thing. The other reason is the strange marketing tactics used to promote the game.

From having fake protesters at E3 to sending out $200 cheques to the gaming press, it has been rather unique. Obviously, it’s working in that people (including me) are posting news articles about it. The technique is loosely tied to the “circles of hell” mythology, with this video from Destructoid demonstrating how they marketed the fifth circle of hell.

Sorry, EA / Visceral. As funny as I find this, I’m still not interested in the game. Also, how much has this all cost? Seriously.

[via Destructoid]