El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metratron, announced for Japan a few weeks back, has been officially confirmed for a North American and European launch on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011.
El Shaddai is a third-person fantasy action title surrounding a man named Enoch. He is a human caught in the middle of the battle between Heaven and its Fallen Angels. In order to save humanity from a flood ordered by Heaven, Enoch must “overcome” the Fallen Angels.
Ignition’s Tokyo studio is developing the game. Game director and character designer Sawaki Takeyasu and producer Masato Kimura both have experience on past games at Capcom including Devil May Cry, Okami, and Viewtiful Joe. They’re putting their heart and soul into El Shaddai.
“When developing this title, it was imperative that we give these immensely talented game designers total artistic freedom,” says UTV Ignition Entertainment Chairman Hassan Sadiq. “And they have truly risen to the occasion by forging an adventure that combines a compelling, universally relatable story line with deep gameplay and a uniquely expressive visual style.”
El Shaddai launches for PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2011. Expect to see its full unveiling at E3 in Los Angeles next week. Check out the western announcement screens at the gallery.
UTV Ignition Entertainment announces El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
An adventure that transcends Heaven and Earth to grace the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360™ in 2011
London & Glendale (USA), June 10th 2010: UTV Ignition Entertainment has been very pleased to see the global support and interest in our upcoming title El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron following its recent Japanese debut. We are now proud to announce the game for both the North America and Europe gaming markets.
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is a 3rd person fantasy action title inspired by events in the Old Testament, in particular the apocryphal ‘Book of Enoch’. Enoch, a brave and just human, is caught up in a pivotal battle raging between Heaven and the Fallen Angels. Though lacking their monstrous powers, he must overcome the Fallen Angels in order to save humankind from a great flood ordered by Heaven to wash away their twisted empire on Earth. In order to succeed, Enoch must use his natural combat skills and master a range of powerful Heavenly weapons under the guidance of the watchful Archangels. Heaven’s true wild card is Lucifel, the enigmatic red-eyed angel, who is always in Enoch’s ear with a word of advice and a line in dry wit. The tale combines adventure, humor, and horror, along with breathtaking beauty and heart-tugging emotion.
Our Tokyo-based studio has amassed a hugely talented and visionary team, headed by Sawaki Takeyasu (Game Director, Character Designer) and Masato Kimura (Producer), both of whom have experience of bringing stunning games to market, with credits including Devil May Cry, Okami and Viewtiful Joe. They have been working diligently to create something truly original and iconic for the gaming community in El Shaddai. “When developing this title, it was imperative that we give these immensely talented game designers total artistic freedom,” says UTV Ignition Entertainment Chairman Hassan Sadiq. “And they have truly risen to the occasion by forging an adventure that combines a compelling, universally relatable story line with deep gameplay and a uniquely expressive visual style.”
We are taking enormous care to ensure that the game is presented in a manner that preserves its creators’ vision so that, no matter who plays the game or where they are from, this unique creative impulse shines through. We are sure that El Shaddai will capture the imagination of gamers, just as it has captivated the 100-plus strong team who has spent the last few years bringing it to life.
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron will be available for Xbox 360™ and PlayStation®3 in 2011, and UTV Ignition Entertainment will be sharing further information directly following our official unveiling at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles next week.