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A cult classic from 2011 arrives in remastered form on Switch

Are you a fan of Devil May Cry? Well, get ready for El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, because it has everything to make you fall in love when its remaster arrives on Switch next year.

A cult classic from 2011 arrives in remastered form on Switch
Álvaro Arbonés

Álvaro Arbonés

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Some games don’t try to connect with the audience. They don’t care about being misunderstood, rejected or repudiated by the masses. They know what they want to do and they know that there is an audience out there that will fall in love with their proposals if they are able to reach them. That kind of games tend to become cult games. And not without good reasons.

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is one of those games. Originally released in 2011 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, it received a lukewarm reception from critics and the public due to its mix of platforming, hack and slash, and extremely unique art. A combination that sounds good, and is good, but that didn’t remotely fit the standards of the time, which were more inclined towards cinematic games like God of War or Dante’s Inferno than to an almost experimental game. Even if its clearest reference was the first Devil May Cry.

That doesn’t mean that, over the years, it has become a cult classic. One of those games that is not talked about much, but has made history within the medium as one of the most unique games within it.

That’s why it shouldn’t surprise us that they have now announced that the game will be released in a remastered version for Nintendo Switch. Based on the previous remastered version for PC that was released on September 2, 2021, the game will have both a physical edition and a digital edition. The latter, with a special deluxe edition that will include a drama CD and the script for the drama CD, exclusively for Japan.

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron HD Remaster will be released on April 28, 2024 for Nintendo Switch. And if you can’t wait, you can always play it on PC via Steam.

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Álvaro Arbonés

Álvaro Arbonés

Cultural journalist and writer with a special interest in audiovisuals and everything that can be played. I'm not here to talk about my books, but you can always ask me about them if you're curious.

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