El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron's director and character designer, Sawaki Takeyasu, has secured the rights to the game's IP.
The past few years produced a huge amount of great games and a surprisingly decent amount of them have well-developed characters that are hard to forget. And, of course, some of them look really attractive.
I really like weird games. Cubivore. Katamari Damacy. Gitaroo Man. As a gamer, some of my favorite experiences are the weirdest ones out there. When I go to the store or preorder games, I preferentially choose the weird ones; the runts of the litter, the ones that people don't play that often.
In El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron you are guided by a pre-fall Lucifer who carries a cell phone with God on his speed dial.
The end of 2011 brings with it an implicit deadline for those inescapable year-end wrap-ups. Yet, the Paper of Record doesn't really pony up a traditional countdown-to-the-best list.
With a striking art style and a story based off of an ancient Jewish religious work, Ignition's El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is the sort of game that could go in any direction review-wise. As it turns out, it did.
UTV Ignition's gorgeous action game doesn't come out until July 26, but you can play it right now in the form of a downloadable demo for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It's like getting an E3 present!
Lucifer is charming in what is probably his biggest video game appearance of the year. He's a pal. He's smooth. He calls God on a cell phone. He wears fashionable jeans.
In upcoming action game El Shaddai, a pre-fall Lucifer guides players. He's got God on speed dial and looks cool. Now, he's big-headed and "cute". Oh dear.
In action game El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, hero Enoch and guardian angel Lucifel don some heavenly denim. You can buy those same jeans — well, you could before the internet went bananas.
It's trendy now for Japanese games to try to appease Western tastes. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron does not care about what's in.
Action game El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron might have a wordy title, but Japan is totally enamored with the game's hero Enoch and his flowing locks. You could say Japan has a crush. Time for a meme!
For another glimpse at Ignition's El Shaddai: Ascension Of The Metatron, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game that could use a punchier title, come here. See how the unusual looking game with a Devil May Cry pedigree is shaping up.