El Shaddai director teases “major” announcement within two weeks"It's not indie, it's major."
Takeyasu Sawaki, director of the 2011-released El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, said he will make a “major” announcement within the next two weeks during a panel at Tokyo Sandbox 2017 this weekend.
“Within two weeks, I’m going to announce a new mythical concept,” Sawaki said. “It’s not indie, it’s major. Please look out for it. I’m pretty sure it will be covered by various media. It’s major, so I’m really not allowed to speak about it, but please look forward to it.”
It’s worth noting that the El Shaddai property was acquired by Crim, the company run by Sawaki, back in 2013.
Elsewhere during the panel, Sawaki expressed his frustration at the fact that a fan-uploaded trailer for El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron on Niconico surpassed six million views. “I was angry,” Sawaki said. The reason? “The image quality was horrible.” Just before venting his frustration, Sawaki stressed that one of El Shaddai‘s major draws were its visuals. So, seven years later, Sawaki made an HD version of that video, which you can watch below.
The entire panel is available here from 05:56:10 to 06:41:40.