Dante's Inferno: The Official Novelization Of The Book

One title not highlighted by EA CEO John Riccitiello today was the release of Dante Alighieri's Inferno, part of The Divine Comedy. Yes, that's the book, soon to be republished bearing the Dante's Inferno video game's likeness.

Random House and EA have buddied up to release of paperback edition of the epic poem upon which the God of War-esque hack and slash adventure Dante's Inferno draws upon for inspiration. It's the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow translation, if that convinces you to pick up a copy.

But it's likely the other bonuses, including an introduction from Dante's executive producer Jonathan Knight and "a 16-page, full-color art insert showcasing the evolution of characters and environments from the classic poem to the video game" that will spur gamer's interest to read.

The book, the Dante's Inferno version, will hit bookstore shelves on January 19. The game hits retailers a few weeks later, so spoilers will abound. Of course, the Divine Comedy has been around for about 700 years now, so the statute of limitations on spoiler warnings may be up.