Devil May Cry developer’s bizarre cult classic El Shaddai is coming to Steam

Well, here’s a nice surprise. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is a 2011 character action-adventure game that combines Devil May Cry’s Spectacular Combat with Studio Ghibli-inspired visual style. The game director confirmed in a tweet on December 7th that he was working on the Steam version.

Sawaki Takeyasu, who worked on the character design for Devil May Cry and Okami, is currently working on the Steam version of El Shaddai, and is creating a game launcher by migrating from PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to PC hardware. Said. This allows the player to select English and Japanese audio and subtitles.

El Shaddai is a bit like an anime game, but a spectacle combat with a focus on flashy combos, closest to the Capcom Classics in the Devil May Cry series. As the main character Enoch, you are equipped with sacred armor that loses its components when attacked. If the armor is damaged without it left, there is a short time frame to repair it, but if it is unmanageable, it will be returned to the checkpoint.

According to the game’s Wikipedia entry, the story of El Shaddai is loosely based on the book of Enoch, an apocrypha, with the Prophet who must help the Seven Archangels to prevent an apocalyptic flood that wipes out humanity. I am involved.

“Metatron” is a person who may be identified as an angel or prince of heaven in some mysterious texts. El Shaddai is one of the names of the gods of Israel.

Although it was created over the console generation, El Shaddai is still visually enduring, thanks to its stylized animated visuals. I’m looking forward to seeing what it looks like on the latest PCs. The release date has not yet been set and there is no Steam page. I hope Takeyasu will share more information soon.

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