UTV Ignition Entertainment Announces El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

An adventure that transcends Heaven and Earth to grace the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360™ in 2011

Jun 10, 2010, 09:30 ET from UTV Ignition Entertainment

LONDON and GLENDALE, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- UTV Ignition Entertainment has been very pleased to see the global support and interest in our upcoming title El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron following its recent Japanese debut.  We are now proud to announce the game for both the North America and Europe gaming markets.

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, he must use his natural combat skills and master a range of powerful Heavenly weapons under the guidance of four 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, humor, and horror, along with breathtaking beauty and heart-tugging emotion.

We are taking enormous care to ensure that the game is presented in a manner that preserves its creators' vision so that, no matter who plays the game or where they are from, this unique creative impulse shines through. We are sure that El Shaddai will capture the imagination of gamers, just as it has captivated the 100-plus strong team who has spent the last few years bringing it to life.

Our 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. They have been working diligently to create something truly original and iconic for the gaming community in El Shaddai. "When developing this title, it was imperative that we give these immensely talented game designers total artistic freedom," says 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 PlayStation®3 in 2011, and Ignition Entertainment will be sharing further information directly following our official unveiling at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles next week.

SOURCE UTV Ignition Entertainment