Created with “deeply artistic world-building, outstanding aesthetics and thrilling battles,” the game blends 2D-like platformer action with a colourful 3D world in what the developer pitches as “an exceptional setting.”
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- An ever-changing endless visual experience: El Shaddai’s artistic setting aims to provide a canvas-like world that changes in an organic way as long as you progress your adventure. The world keeps changing constantly in the most creative and innovative ways, perhaps even nostalgic.
- Easy to play, hard to master: You’ll only have four buttons: jump, attack, guard and weapon stealing. But this simple way of proceeding is deeper than one can expect. There is no need for manuals or walkthroughs to get into the game, but if anyone is ready to deepen into the mechanics, the game will offer a profound, precise and rewarding timing-based action experience. The motto of El Shaddai’s gameplay always was to be “easy but profound”. Many of the game’s mechanics such as the offense-defense systems were carefully created to provide the best possible game feel.
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide, with no release window confirmed as yet.