Dante Alighieri will have to share writing credit with screenwriter Will Rokos, should the game win any awards for its screenplay. The Academy Award nominated Rokos has been pegged as responsible for the story line for Dante's Inferno.
That means that Visceral Games' action game could be as good (or even better!) than Monster's Ball, the Oscar-nominated 2001 film that netted Halle Barry a "Best Actress in a Leading Role" award from the Academy. Sure, it may play a lot like God of War with demonic baby-ejecting nipples, but it should at least have a cohesive plot.
Here's a sample of Rokos writing, which he contributed to the press release announcing his involvement.
"Taking such a naturally rich and deep universe and adapting for the video game has been one of the most interesting and challenging projects I've worked on," added Will Rokos. "I really got into re-imagining Dante as a flawed hero with a dark past, and his determination to save the love of his life from a terrible fate. It was a truly unique experience to re-create one man's hell, one circle at a time."
Convincing, isn't it?