Some news screens for ‘El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron’ have surfaced, and they look absolutely fantastic. The team behind the game is comprised of people who have worked on Viewtiful Joe, Okami, and Devil May Cry – that’s quite a talent pool there!
The game is a 3rd person fantasy action title that is inspired by events in the ‘Book of Enoch’, which can be found in the Old Testament. To prevent the human race being wiped out in an apocalyptic flood the game’s protagonist, Enoch, must interject in a battle raging between Heaven and the Fallen Angels.
Guided by the Archangel Lucifel, his mission is to overcome the Fallen Angels in one heck of an almighty fist-fight.
Having played the Japanese demo I have to say it looks just as good moving as it does in the stills. The audio is also suitable atmospheric and other-worldly. In my opinion the combat does need a bit of tweaking though (a lock-on would be great), and the platforming felt a bit imprecise, so it will be interesting to see the final product.