Articles tagged with: El Shaddai
This is a tough generation for Japanese devs working on PS3 with sales and enthusiasm for their products down well below normal and healthy levels.
The UK PS3 game sales charts for 2011 (compiled by GFK Chart-Track) featured no games in the top 10 from Japan. The list was instead dominated by American, Australian, Canadian and European studios. In addition, Japanese devs barely figured in the top 100 multiplatform charts too, excluding the always prolific Nintendo devs.
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron was released in Japan last April, and it finally looks like it will be getting an international release. UTV Ignition plans to release El Shaddai on July 26th in North America and on September 9th in Europe.
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…
Well then, dear PS3 lovers… it will soon be the Year of the Rabbit, the happiest of all the Chinese zodiac signs.
In Chinese astrology the Rabbit is considered to be happy and popular. Rabbits are known for their artistic talent and good taste. You might say there are certain attributes of the Rabbit that foretell of a great year for Sony’s flagship console.
So, is that the case? Or will 2011 be more a ‘dog of a year’ than a metaphorical ‘lucky rabbit’s foot’?
Ignition Entertainment were proud to walk away from the Tokyo Game Show with the approval of the masses. The 200,000 attendees voted Ignition’s El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron as their ‘Future Game of the Show 2010.’ You can’t fail to be impressed by a game that not only has a distinctive visual style, but one that also finds its inspiration in old religious texts to boot.