El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Is Coming To Steam

Microsoft has certainly made a lot of strides with its backward compatibility support on the Xbox One and Series X, but there is a rather interesting action title from the 360 generation missing: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. Released back in 2011 for both the PS3 and Microsoft’s console, the game was directed by Sawaki Takeyasu of Devil May Cry, Fatal Frame, and Okami fame and featured a mixture of 2D and 3D elements with religious theming.

While console gamers won’t be getting some new modern port of the title, PC gamers are in luck. Sawaki revealed on Twitter this morning that he was currently working on developing a port for release on Steam sometime in the future. It will feature the option for dual audio with English and Japanese voice over options present, giving players preference in how they experience the story.

It might be strange to announce such a thing with so little fanfare, but then I don’t really care how it was announced. I’m just happy that smaller developers have a chance to create the definitive port of their titles without worrying about next-generation fluff. The PC crowd is at least more accepting of older games, or so says all of the console players on Twitter shouting about how backward compatibility is pointless.

Either way, I only tried out the demo roughly a decade ago and had been looking for some way to play this. With the title coming to a modern platform (and likely with fancier graphics, to boot), I’ll definitely get my chance.

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