AWARD-WINNING ORIGINAL ACTION GAME EL SHADDAI: ASCENSION OF THE METATRON TO MAKE JAPANESE RETAIL DEBUT IN SPRING 2011 FOR PlaySt

El Shaddai: ASCENSION OF THE METATRON is an epic original action adventure game inspired by an alternate telling of biblical mythology as narrated in the‘heretical’ Book of Enoch, part of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The game has been developed by a‘dream team’ internal Japanese studio whose former credits include iconic multi-million selling franchises such as Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, and Okami.

El Shaddai: ASCENSION OF THE METATRON features a disruptive next-generation combat system and stunning original direction from director Sawaki Takeyasu, previously the art director on Okami– considered by some media as‘the most beautiful action game ever created.’

“With an immensely talented development team combined with the game’s highly inspired action game play and strikingly unique art style, I am proud to deliver this game to gamers all over the world. I hope you will enjoy the wonderful game experience of El Shaddai,” said Game Director Sawaki Takeyasu.

Since its first announcement at E3 in May 2010, El Shaddai: ASCENSION OF THE METATRON has been critically acclaimed for its originality both in Japan, where it won the Japan Game Awards 2010’s Future Division award, and internationally where it is has become one of the most eagerly anticipated original releases in 2011.

El Shaddai: ASCENSION OF THE METATRON has been muted by the media as one of the most anticipated titles of 2011 and UTV Ignition is looking forward to its success,” UTV Ignition Entertainment Chairman Hassan Sadiq.

For more about the game visit http://elshaddaigame.com   

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