It seems offending various entities with severed limb cakes, staged religious protests and promises of a night of debauchery with loose women weren’t quite enough for EA’s literary-inspired gore fest Dante’s Inferno. The recent revelation of the “Bad Nanny” achievement, where protaganist Dante is rewarded for slaying unbaptized babies, has raised the ire of the International Nanny Association. The INA, in its filed complaint to EA, stated that “It is our opinion that this type of play may promote violence towards children.”
The INA also expressed its concern with not only the task set before potential gamers, but the name of the award itself. “The name of the trophy or achievement, “Bad Nanny,” is offensive to our association in that we strive to promote and educate the public regarding the selfless work nannies do to support families by providing quality in-home child care.”
The fact that the babies have knives for arms and are attempting to ravage the innocent Dante doesn’t seem to matter to the INA. Neither EA nor Dante’s development team, headed by Johnathan Knight, have commented on this latest round of scandal. Dante’s Inferno is slated to release on February 9, 2010.