The insane-looking Japanese reconstruction of old Bible lore finally has a release date. Yes, you read that sentence correctly.
UTV Ignition Games, the studio behind games such as Deadly Premonition and Muramasa: The Demon Blade, has finally announced the official North American release date for their latest creation, El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. The game was released in Japan roughly a month ago and is finally expanding to international markets. It will be released in North America on July 26th for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Europe will be receiving it on September 9th.
In addition, UTV Ignition has also released the official trailer that will be shown at E3 next week, along with several new screenshots of the game. You can view the trailer below (courtesy of Destructoid), or you can find it at the official website for El Shaddai.
If you’ve never heard of this game, you should be paying attention. El Shaddai looks INSANE, with some incredible imagery and a fairly profound story. The combat is similar in a way to the God of War series, but also provides enough of its own flavor to distinguish itself. You should keep this game on your radar when it releases in just a couple of months.