God of War director, Stig Asmussen, is nothing short of welcoming for Electronic Arts' Dante's Inferno (PS3, Xbox 360, and PC). In an interview with CVG, he said that he's hoping that the team responsible for the game makes "a fantastic game that serves as competition".
Glaives: check. Shoulder pads: check. Kickass boots: check
Ripped bod: check. Body paint: check.
Who wore fierce better?
Asked if he considers Dante's Inferno as a threat to the well-loved Kratos,
Outside of a few previews and a high-res trailer, I haven't really seen much of the game. So far though, the impressions from the press sound really good.
Some of the guys who used to work on GOW are working on Dante's. Really good guys. I hope they make a fantastic game that serves as good competition for us. I think using Dante's Inferno as a theme could really cook into something special - it is a very rich world to draw from.
As far as a threat to Kratos goes, I hope so. We need more great games in this genre!
True, true. Inferno IS looking good, and competition is always a good thing. Drives up the pressure to create better and more competitive games. What's your forecast? Do you think Dante's Inferno can meet Stig's standards of competition?
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