Ignition Entertainment’s often overlooked action title El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron has landed on Steam today, a decade after the game launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This updated version of the game is published by Crim.
This PC iteration of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron features a Steam exclusive post-ending content in the form of a digital novel called “Lucifer’s Fall.” Otherwise, it appears to be essentially identical to the original release – for better or worse, depending on who you ask. After all, it was a very polarizing game upon its initial release in 2011, earning itself everything from the highest honors to abysmal ratings from critics. Though it flew under the radar and wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it has amassed quite a cult following over the years.
Combining a variety of genres with a detailed story and anime-esque visuals, El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron has certainly always stood out from its peers. As a scribe seeking a way to prevent a great flood from destroying mankind, players engage in fairly complex action combat and take on a multitude of platforming challenges in this adventure inspired by Biblical events. It’s worth noting, though, that the game does not support mouse and keyboard controls and therefore requires a controller to play.
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron will normally cost $29.99 on Steam, but if you pick it up within the first two weeks of launch, you can take advantage of a 19% discount, bringing the game to only $24.29. You can also grab the Deluxe Pack – which includes an artbook and soundtrack – for $53.97. Again, though, it will be on sale for $26.55 for the first two weeks – a staggering 45% off the normal price.