Dante scholar considers new video game based on the Inferno

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The Inferno — part of a 14th Century epic poem that describes Dante’s descent through nine circles of hell — is the raw material for the new Electronics Arts game. In the video game version of the tale Dante battles hellish demons to save the love of his life, Beatrice.

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So will gamers see Dante’s Inferno as just another fun, bloody affair, or will they be turned on to the real thing?

Guest: Arielle Saiber, associate professor of Italian literature at Bowdoin College and writer of the blog Dante Today.

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