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Ignition Entertainment has announced it is bringing El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, a third-person fantasy action title inspired by events in the Old Testament, to both North America and Europe.
Enoch, a brave and just human, is caught up in a pivotal battle raging between Heaven and the Fallen Angels. Though lacking their 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 red-eyed angel Lucifel is always in Enoch’s ear with a word of advice and a witty one-liner.
The game comes from an ensemble of development talent from across the industry, headed by Sawaki Takeyasu (Game Director, Character Designer) and Masato Kimura (Producer), who have credits including Devil May Cry, Okami and Viewtiful Joe.
“When developing this title, it was imperative that we give these immensely talented game designers total artistic freedom,” said 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: Ascension of the Metatron will be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2011. A video demo of the game will be shown at E3 next week.