By Jason Wadsworth
In a move similar to the multi-media promotional efforts that EA put into its sci-fi survival horror title Dead Space, EA has announced that an animated film is in the works that will expand on the upcoming Dante’s Inferno game; a game based on the epic poem of the same name.
The feature length animated film will be produced by the same studio and producer that worked on Dead Space: Downfall, an animated feature that depicted the events leading up to the Dead Space game.
Film Roman’s Joe Goyette (“Dead Space™: Downfall”) is the producer on the project, Victor Cook (“The Spectacular Spider-Man,” “Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron”) is directing and Brandon Auman (“Iron Man: Armored Adventures”) is writing.
“The animated feature will be a great companion piece to the game,” said Jonathan Knight, Executive Producer and Creative Director for Dante’s Inferno. “The feature will explore aspects of the poem that the game does not, and will provide more insight into the characters and the unique story adaptation that the game has established.”
No word yet on when the game will be available for general distribution.