Electronic Arts are no strangers to expanding hit franchises into comic book and/or animated film form. Mass Effect and Dead Space are two of the most recent series to receive this treatment, and now it's been announced that Visceral Games' upcoming hellish action title Dante's Inferno will also be added to this list next year.
Similar to the animated short-film collection Halo Legends, Dante's Inferno: The Animated Epic will include six vignettes created by nine renowned animation studios, including the studios behind such films as Ghost in the Shell, Blood the Last Vampire, Tales of the Black Freighter and Samurai Champloo. The shorts appear to offer unique interpretations of the events that play out in Visceral Games’ unique take on Dante Alighieri’s classic epic poem. Depending on your views of what Visceral has done to the famed source material, you’ll most likely either totally dig the shorts, or be even more dubious of Visceral’s creative direction for the game.
You’ll be able to pass judgment when both the game and the film are released in Feb. 2010. To get you in the mood, here's the new trailer: