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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron development completed; gets a release date

Submitted by on Monday, 31 January 20112 Comments

UTV Ignition Entertainment has announced that they have completed development on their upcoming biblical epic, El Shadai: Ascension of the Metatron. In addition, the company has revealed an April 28th launch date in Japan, with news of a European and North American release date coming soon.

At this point you may be wondering what is El Shaddai? Allow us to give you a little background on the game, after all, it was one of our titles to look out for in 2011

El Shaddai, which translates to God Almighty, is a third person action adventure game based on the forgotten Book of Enoch. Led by Sawaki Takeyasu (Devil May Cry, Okami), the game intends to synergize the precise gameplay and compelling artistry of Japanese game design with a groundbreaking story line inspired by Western mythology.

“The creation of El Shaddai has truly been a long and exciting journey, and yet there is still much to be done to prepare for the game’s launch. So far, the public’s response to the game has been very encouraging, and I hope that the final product will greatly exceed their expectations. I also look forward to having time to consider the future direction of the El Shaddai franchise,” said Game DirectorSawaki Takeyasu.

UTV Ignition plan on expanding the universe of El Shaddai through use of a heavy marketing campaign so be prepared to see a lot more of the title in the near future.

To truly understand the stylistic nature of the game, just watch the following trailer. It’s no wonder it was voted as Tokyo Game Show’s “Future Game of the Show 2010”.