According to bilingual gaming news site GamesLatest
, the store shelves of the United Arab Emirates won't be stocked with fresh copies of Dante's Inferno
any time soon. Electronic Arts reportedly published a statement explaining the company "decided not to release Dante's Inferno
in the Middle East after an evaluation process which is based on consumer tastes, preferences, platform mix and other factors."
It might also have something to do with the territory's hesitance to distribute games dealing with religious matter. As GamesLatest points out, both Darksiders and God of War were banned
in the territory for their deity-rich plots. Then again, maybe the UAE Media Council just has something against impossibly gravelly voices. Either way, we've contacted EA to get first-hand confirmation of the report.