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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

And God said, 'Let there be games'
Religion is not something that is discussed much when talking about videogames, even though many games often feature religious themes and stories based on religious texts. It's difficult to avoid these things, since religion ... read feature

El Shaddai

El Shaddai director acquires IP from UTV Ignition


A second coming
Jun 01
UTV Ignition has all but faded into obscurity since the firm's parent company was acquired by Disney last year. Following the transferal of Dragon's Crown to Atlus, the publisher has now sold off what's ostensibly its last re... read
Xbox Live sale

Xbox Live Sale: El Shaddai for $3 and much, much more


Microsoft's huge Games on Demand sale starts today
Feb 26
The Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale kicks off today. From now until March 4, Microsoft will be rolling out a new set of deals each day in an effort to part customers from their piles of ethereal moon bucks. Today's obvious stand... read

Holy Shaddai! New El Shaddai project teaser page opens


Mar 16
There's a new teaser site over at Ignition Games that says that something new from them is coming soon. The update section of this site calls this an El Shaddai new project site, so it looks like we should expect a seque... read

Disney acquires Deadly Premonition, El Shaddai publisher


Feb 02
In its ongoing plot to achieve world domination, The Walt Disney Company has acquired a controlling stake in Indian media conglomerate UTV. The BBC reports that the House of Mouse plans to delist their new acquisition as... read

UTV Ignition holiday sale: El Shaddai for $29.99 and more


Dec 15
UTV Ignition is putting their games on sale this holiday to get some of that shopping season money. I can't blame them. The awesome El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron has been dropped to $29.99, knocking about $20 off the ... read

Live show: Getting biblical with El Shaddai


Nov 23
After two days off with an injured ankle, Jon Carnage is ready to thank the Lord for his quick recovery by playing El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. With it's unique art style and JRPG sensibilities, will El Shaddai make... read

The Question: Would you pay $60 for a 2D platformer?


Aug 19
In our El Shaddai review this week, it was noted that quite a few comments expressed doubt that the game could be worth $60, due to the fact that it contained 2D platforming sections. This has confirmed a fear I've had that t... read

El Shaddai is not Spanish for "the Shaddai." In fact, Latin America may be one of the only regions not represented by El Shaddai in some way. The game features British and American voice actors (including at least one Harry P... read feature

El Shaddai has been delayed to August 16


Jul 18
Ignition has had to delay El Shaddai to August 16, pushed back from its original date of July 26. "Unforeseen logistical issues" have been named as the reason for this surprisingly late postponement notice.  European gamers will be pleased to know that the date for PAL territories is unchanged. It will be available September 9, 2011, as originally planned. read

Possible El Shaddai spinoffs could come to Vita, Wii U


Jul 15
Now that El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is two weeks away from release in North America, Ignition Entertainment is looking towards the horizon. I spoke to Shane Bettenhausen, the director of business development at Ign... read

Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. [Genesis 5:24]Every hero has something unique or extraordinary about him, and as Enoch, grandson of Adam, grandfather of Noah, titular character in El Sha... read feature

Art and games: Okami and El Shaddai developer interview


Jun 13
Calling all Okami fans, and fans of beautiful games in general: I hope you're keeping an eye out for El Shaddai. The game is almost here, and the demo has been out for a while, so if you haven't checked the game out yet, now... read

E3: Go download the El Shaddai E3 demo!


Jun 07
Not at E3? Don't fret, because the playable demo of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron that is on the E3 show floor can be downloaded on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network right now. The thing is 743MB on Xbox Live in case ... read

El Shaddai: Solid date, new trailer and screens


Jun 03
UTV Ignition announced today that El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron will be released in North America on July 26th for PS3 and Xbox 360. Europe gets it a bit later: September 9th. This title was just released in Japan ... read

"This game is the reason I joined Ignition three years ago," said Shane Bettenhausen, the publisher's director of business development, at a recent demo of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron in New York. "I hate games that... read feature

Check out some gorgeous new El Shaddai screens


May 14
Here's a batch of new screens for the upcoming brawler/platformer El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. The art style is still as pretty as you remember it, so that's good! I'm really looking forward to checking out the full... read






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