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Dark Forest
Price $4.99 (PlayStation Network) 400 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE)
Release Date March 4, 2010
Availability PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Dark Forest is a piece of downloadble content for Dante's Inferno.

OverviewEdit

During his journey home to Beatrice, after fighting in The Crusades, Dante finds himself lost within these dark woods. During the opening scene of the game, Dante is shown sitting by a campfire in the forest, sewing the red cross tapestry to his bare chest.

Players can download the Dark Forest level to play as an extension to the primary story of Dante's Inferno. In order to escape the forest, Dante must carefully navigate through a maze of pathways, using the moonlight to guide him. As he makes his way through the forest, he will need to fight hordes of monsters. During his journey through the forest, Dante will also begin to catch up with the Avenger, whom he must track down and confront. After confronting him and escaping the Dark Forest, Dante finds himself close to his home city of Florence.

Completing this downloadable level will reward players with the Dark Forest achievement/trophy. Players can also obtain the Clear Path Not Lost achievement/trophy, if they manage to make it through the entire forest without taking any wrong turns. Two new enemies revealed in the DLC are the Forest Siren and the Death Knight. In addition, the "Disco Inferno" costume is added to the player's available costumes.

Dante Dark Forest

AvailabilityEdit

Available on Xbox LIVE for 400 microsoft points and $4.99 on the Playstation Network. Copies of the Divine Edition come with a voucher to download the DLC for free.

TriviaEdit

  • The first Canto of "Inferno" begins with Dante Alighieri claiming to be lost within a dark forest. The very first line of the poem is "At the midpoint of the journey of life, I found myself in a dark forest, for the clear path was lost." This is also the first line that Dante says in the game.
  • In "Inferno" Dante makes his way through a metaphorical dark forest, where he enconters a leopard, a lion, and a she-wolf. His video game counterpart encounters the same beasts albeit in statue form.
  • Strangely enough, Dante still has his Scythe, cross and magic abilities despite this sequence taking place before he had his cross and magic abilities. This may simply be a developer error, since this DLC was released after the game's original release. Thus it is unknown if this sequence in entirety is canon, the game was retconned, or if these were inserted for gameplay purposes only.
    • Contrary to common misconception, the events of "Dark Forest" take place after the events at Acre and before Dante returns to find Beatrice dead. This would mean that he would have his scythe, but not his cross or magic.

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