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El Shaddai director acquires IP from UTV Ignition

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 remaining asset,&...   read

 
 
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UTV Ignition discusses passing of Dragon's Crown to Atlus

Yesterday we learned that Atlus would be taking the reigns from UTV Ignition, assuming publishing duties for Vanillaware's 2D action RPG, Dragon's Crown. The former publisher has stepped forward following Atlus' announcement, asserting...   read

 
 
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Atlus saves Dragon's Crown from the crucible

Things haven't been going terribly well over at UTV Ignition, publishers of well-regarded niche titles like Deadly Premonition and El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. The Indian media conglomerate was recently purchased by Disney fo...   read

 
 
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Holy Shaddai! New El Shaddai project teaser page opens

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 sequel to the strang...   read

 
 
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Disney acquires Deadly Premonition, El Shaddai publisher

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 a part of Disn...   read

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

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 original price....   read

 
 
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Preview: Fractured Soul: Deep Void

The Nintendo 3DS is a system built around two simple concepts: portable 3D and dual-screen gaming. Unfortunately, the latter usually finds itself lent to making our experiences less intrusive by acting as a placeholder for maps, inventory, ...   read

 
 
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Live show: Getting biblical with El Shaddai

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 this biblical ...   read

 
 
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Preview: Planet Crashers 3D

It goes without saying that Nintendo’s handheld needs games. As the system has been out for roughly eight months. one genre -- more than others -- that could use a little kick on the butt is the one that found such an impressive home ...   read

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

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 there's just no ...   read

 
 


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Review: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

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 Potter alumnus),...   read

 
 
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El Shaddai has been delayed to August 16

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 ple...   read

 
 
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Possible El Shaddai spinoffs could come to Vita, Wii U

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 Ignition Entertain...   read

 
 
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El Shaddai Preview: Heretical Art

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 Shaddai: Ascension...   read

 
 
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WarDevil studio terminated, game possibly canceled again

UTV Ignition has confirmed that its London studio is now closed for good, as the company ceases development of games and plans to only publish them. The studio was working on Project Kane, originally known as the ill-fated WarDevil.  "...   read

 
 
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Art and games: Okami and El Shaddai developer interview

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 is the time. S...   read

 
 
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E3: Jiggle! Magical Drop V is coming to PC

UTV Ignition Games has announced Magical Drop V for, so far, PC in late 2011, "with additional platforms being announced at a later date." Random, but we'll gladly take it. We also have a teaser for remixed music and some mysterious, "never...   read

 
 
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Preview: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

"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 are [birthed] ...   read

 
 
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Check out some gorgeous new El Shaddai screens

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 game, especial...   read

 
 
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