Posted: February 08, 20108:54 pm Eastern
By Drew Zahn Â© 2010 WorldNetDaily
The Super Bowl ad claimed, "Hell awaits," and players who fire up "Dante's Inferno" on their Xbox 360 can dive right in to slay all sorts of demons and dark lords to save the girl from Satan's grasp.
There's even a level where players can take on knife-wielding unbaptized babies. Kill enough of them, and players will unlock an "achievement" called the "Bad Nanny" award.
The anticipated new release from video game maker Electronic Arts is only one of several console games to recently make a list of eight devilish titles compiled by Lance Christian of Alton, Ill., and reported by Susan Brinkmann of the Catholic group Living His Life Abundantly in a blog post titled "Gaming for Satan."
"This has been going on for the last 10 years, but especially in the most recent games," said Christian of the satanic trend in gaming. "It wasn't until last month when I said, 'enough is enough!' I'm a gamer, but I'm deep into my faith and I think God is showing me this so I can make other people aware of it."
"Dante's Inferno" came in No. 7 on Christian's list, but it was the only one to get the multi-million-dollar exposure of advertising during the Super Bowl.
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The ad almost didn't make the airwaves, however, when CBS rejected it for concluding with the tagline, "Go to h---." After Electronic Arts changed the final phrase to "Hell awaits," however, it got the nod.
The approved Super Bowl ad can be seen below:
Editor's note: The advertisement contains frightening and occult imagery. Click here for video: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=124490