El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

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An adventure that transcends Heaven and Earth to grace the PlayStation3 and Xbox 360 in 2011

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is a 3rd person fantasy action title inspired by events in the Old Testament, in particular the apocryphal ‘Book of Enoch’. Enoch, a brave and just human, is caught up in a pivotal battle raging between Heaven and the Fallen Angels. Though lacking their monstrous 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 true wild card is Lucifel, the enigmatic red-eyed angel, who is always in Enoch’s ear with a word of advice and a line in dry wit. The tale combines adventure, humour, and horror, along with breathtaking beauty and heart-tugging emotion.

The Tokyo-based studio has amassed a hugely talented and visionary team, headed by Sawaki Takeyasu (Game Director, Character Designer) and Masato Kimura (Producer), both of whom have experience of bringing stunning games to market, with 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,” says 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 PlayStation3 in 2011

UTV Ignition Entertainment will be sharing further information directly following their official unveiling at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles this week.

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