El-Shaddei: Ascension of the Metatron E3 trailer

Most of the big flashy AAA titles put trailers out specially for E3 and chances are, you’ve seen them all by now, been wowed by their exposition and action sequences and are having a little rest from the trailer frenzy.

But here’s one more that deserves your attention, simply because it’s completely insane. We have no idea what’s going on here, but from what we can tell El-Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron puts you in the shoes of the girly-boy warrior Enoch (actually he’s a priest) as he does his ‘Lords’ bidding. El-Shaddai is the Hebrew meaning God and the sharp looking guy in the suit is named Lucifel which is a rather ominous name for anyone with even a passing knowledge of Theology.

Gameplay from the trailer suggests a cross between hack and slash gameplay with side scrolling platformer sections. Enemies (seem to, once again we’re not sure what’s happening) range from warrior blokes wearing giant nuts on their heads to strange wibbly-wobbly creatures via blood dripping armoured pigs.

As far as Theology based hack and slashers go, Bayonetta still holds the title as the most weird and wonderful. But El-Shaddei seems to be gearing up to challenge for that much coveted crown with its exuberant art-style and barmy take on the book of Enoch.

El-Shaddei : Ascension of the Metatron is in development at Ignition Entertainment and will release on Xbox 360 and PS3, release date is TBC.

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Written by Michael J

Michael is a self proclaimed PC gaming fanatic and is equally at home with all genres, bar platformers and puzzle games. Except Bejeweled, he's awesome at that. Seriously, he is totally like second on his Facebook Bejeweled leaderboard. And they said he'd never amount to anything...

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