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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Dated For Japan
Written Wednesday, January 12, 2011 By Richard Walker
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UTV Ignition has announced a Japanese date for its ethereal hack and slash title that twists biblical mythology for an alternate account of the 'heretical' book of Enoch from the Dead Sea Scrolls. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is under development by UTV's internal studio in Japan, by a variety of ex-Capcom alumni, whose previous credits include Devil May Cry, Resident Evil and Okami.

In fact Okami's Art Director, Sawaki Takeyasu is on board as El Shaddai's Game Director, ensuring that the game's combat and unique original art style deliver when the game releases in 2011.

UTV Ignition has confimed that El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron will launch in Japan on April 28th, while a North American and European date will be announced shortly. Tentatively, the game is heading to PAL territories in spring 2011.


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Comment #1 by ceiling_fan
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 06:25:17 AM
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Check out this gameplay video, especially from 1:10 onwards!

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Comment #2 by Ikaruz
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 09:05:11 AM
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This game is very particular..don't know if I like it or not..I think I'll wait for more info.

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Comment #3 by starcrunch061
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 01:10:05 PM
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Wow - that's weird stuff. I do like Jewish mythology, and Metatron is a cool character.

Too much religious imagery for my taste, though. I pretty much max out at Persona for that.

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Comment #4 by markikswabe
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 05:26:49 PM
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not my type

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Comment #5 by alexcba
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 02:16:26 AM
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after watching that i feel like i've just taken a few psychedelics and just tripped out playing a side scroller lol!

it looks interesting tho..

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Game Info


US August 16, 2011
Europe September 09, 2011
Japan April 28, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
ESRB: Teen
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