Dante's Inferno DLC Adds a Level Editor

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Dante's Inferno DLC Adds a Level Editor

If you think you can design a better Dante's Inferno level than your neighbor Phil, now's your chance to prove it.

To celebrate the release of Dante's Inferno in Europe (before the North American release? that's not supposed to happen!), Electronic Arts has officially announced the game's DLC, which comes with a big surprise. The usual new areas and new enemies will be included, but developer Visceral Games is also including a level editor that will let the best creators duke it out for the top spots on leaderboards.

The first announced DLC pack is called Dark Forest, scheduled for release in March, which is a prequel that tells the story of Dante's journey home and includes new enemies, puzzles, and relics. This is the pack that, while sounding good enough, is standard fare as far as DLC goes. However, the pack scheduled for April, called Trials of St. Lucia is anything but.

Trials of St. Lucia is dubbed a "full expansion" that will include not only a level editor, but a multiplayer co-op mode and a new playable character (presumably for that multiplayer co-op mode I just mentioned). The level editor will allow players to create trials with waves of enemies, from both the original game and DLC, that can then be uploaded for everyone to play and vote on. The top levels will be ranked on multiple leaderboards.

I've never seen a level editor in a God of War-style game before, so Visceral Games could be making a world first here. Though Dante's Inferno was obviously inspired by God of War (c'mon Visceral, it had to be), these new features actually serve to differentiate it from not only God of War but all other action games as well. A level editor is a feature that probably won't be included in any other action game in the near future, so it not only looks fun but is a very cool idea.

Dante's Inferno is out now in Europe, but it'll be hitting North America on February 9.

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Oh... oh my....

How many levels do you think will only be made up of giant penis monsters and the like?

Wait for it folks, I forsee an entire level made out of breasts.
__

Some how, I think this will either end well, or very poorly. But Dante Inferno owners might get lucky, and get an interesting Arena esk level.

Yeah, this has pretty much done it.

I shall be buying this game... now!

Well, I'm sold. My Xbox 360 will be dust free

This has sealed the deal for me. I'm getting this as soon as I can.

Prepare for a bunch of penis shaped spawn points, with tiny babies flying out at you.

It's already out.
Once second

*sends brother sms*

Now I´ll just have to wait a week to get it.And then i´m all good.

Cool, another reason for me to get this game. Although as people have said before me, "I will be expecting penis and other extreme demon nudity levels."

Oh man... if only it was a better subject matter and an original gameplay scheme...

Will the new playable character be Virgil? (Not from Devil May Cry the one who helps Dante survive the trials of Hell) i hope like hell it is.

JRCB:
Oh... oh my....

How many levels do you think will only be made up of giant penis monsters and the like?

Hey you took my level idea. I want a penis shaped dungeon with penis shaped monsters and my weapon will be a giant, erect, delicious

machine gun.

OT: Didn't the new lego indy do a level editor for an action game first?

SnootyEnglishman:
Will the new playable character be Virgil? (Not from Devil May Cry the one who helps Dante survive the trials of Hell) i hope like hell it is.

IE the real Virgil!

That's the beauty part of this game, a lot of people can get a better (not full) understanding of all the references in games.

I'm still debating on whether or not to buy this. The thing is, the level editor DLC most likely won't make this a 'must buy' game for me, since I'm usually terrible at making custom levels. But I downloaded the demo at it was cool, so the chances are that I will get around to buying it.

Well there's another thing that developers gave to their fans as a reward for loyalty eaten up by the greedy DLC monster... and people are eagerly going to pay for it with their own (or rather, their parents' money).

Man I hate EA

Stabby Joe:

SnootyEnglishman:
Will the new playable character be Virgil? (Not from Devil May Cry the one who helps Dante survive the trials of Hell) i hope like hell it is.

IE the real Virgil!

That's the beauty part of this game, a lot of people can get a better (not full) understanding of all the references in games.

To get a potential full understanding read the book..

I was already going to get Dante's Inferno after playing the demo, but... wow. Now I need to have this game in my life. Now.

This has certainly tipped the odds in favor of Dante's. I thought of buying the PS3 version after playing the Demo, but I knew the game was well executed, even if derivative and similar to God of War.

But now...now...Visceral has my acknowledgment that they are actually being original.

I'll take that.

... if it offers acceptable options.. Omg that's the coolest thing ever I might just buy dante's inferno JUST becuase I can create custom maps.

Wow, thats pretty cool, just hope they make a good one.

SnootyEnglishman:

Stabby Joe:

SnootyEnglishman:
Will the new playable character be Virgil? (Not from Devil May Cry the one who helps Dante survive the trials of Hell) i hope like hell it is.

IE the real Virgil!

That's the beauty part of this game, a lot of people can get a better (not full) understanding of all the references in games.

To get a potential full understanding read the book..

I have... many times. Hence why I said "better" and "not full" understanding. An action game would take massive liberties with a classical piece of literature.

Thats a pretty sweet feature with all I have seen with it.

hehe, you could have alot of fun with the editor =D

Yay... this sounds great. I will get addicted to a crazy degree. I just hope the interface works well otherwise it will be an epic failure.

Hopefully it's an easy-to-handle editor and not a complicated-as-hell editor.
What about the new character? Is it a male or a female?

Well, I thought the new character was the Angel Chick/Martyr/Saint there. :)

That said, I have this game on pre-order from Amazon but due to super-sloow poorboy shipping I don't expect it for a while.

I have mixed opinions about the level editor, because in general a level editor/creator generally implies a game simple enough for the everyman to build using it, and I'm afraid that means that the game is going to come accross as being pretty shallow. In general I tend not to be all that impressed by games that include editing tools (with rare exceptions like Fallout 3).

I definatly think "Little Big Planet" counts as an "action game" albeit of a differant type. I think it would have been more accurate to say that this is new for a "beat 'em up" title.

:O

This...
This is what I've been advocating in games for years...
Any kind of map-maker puts replayability through the roof...
But...
Of all genres, it seemed to me that the hack n' slash-ers would pick it up last of all.

internetzealot1:
:O

This...
This is what I've been advocating in games for years...
Any kind of map-maker puts replayability through the roof...
But...
Of all genres, it seemed to me that the hack n' slash-ers would pick it up last of all.

Which is what makes t so freaking awesome

hold on, let me book a flight to Europa... wait, braking news god of war 3 will have a level editor with DLC pack: challenges of Luke. sorry, I had to. and why is it bad a game is like another game? sorry every game can't be completely original and trend setting. nothing against you Tom, it just ticks me off when people say "ITS LIK A NOTHER GAME SO IT SUXXXXORZZZZZLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!111ONEONEONE", something I know you didn't say, but we don't have to bring it up every time we can.

O_O

Awesome. "Bloody Tits On Fire Level 148,000,000,000"

No seriously, I don't have XBL anymore so it won't be available to you online folk. You'll just have to live w/o my artistic originality.

/snicker

It's always cool when devs give more options to players. I'll probably not use the level editor because I have absolutely zero creativity, but it's still awesome nonetheless.

Seems like this will be a customizable arena/horde thing, and not a full-fledged level editor. Still, a start is a start.

I..........Must.........Have.............This...........*passes out from awesomeness*

Yay! Maybe I can make an actually attractive stage, unlike the developers, who can't do shit.

Seriously, I can't understand how the developers can be proud over this game.

When I get my hands on the level editor for this game I'm going to bump it up from MA15+ to R18+

I would buy this, but there are 6 games I want to buy with my March paycheque and so can't afford it. Will wait and buy it in the summer drought.

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