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Deus Ex, Just Cause 2, Hitman among this week's Xbox Live deals

This week's Xbox Live deals, which are good until Monday, August 19, include the Hitman HD Pack, Just Cause 2 and Deus Ex Human Revolution, each 40 percent off ($15). Additionally, Hitman: Blood Money ($10) is 50 percent off while El Shaddai ($5) is discounted by 75 percent. Major Nelson also...

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El Shaddai director's new studio acquires IP from Ignition

The El Shaddai intellectual property (IP) changed hands today from original publisher UTV Ignition to Crim, a Tokyo-based studio where the game's director, Sawaki Takeyasu, is based now. As 4Gamer reports, Ignition confirmed the transfer of all El Shaddai derivative rights, including any prequels...

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Ignition teaser site hints at new El Shaddai title

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron was one of the prettiest and most uniquely original games we played last year, and we'd be lying if we said we weren't itching to get another glimpse into Ignition's surreal world of pseudo-Judeo-Christian mythology and fashionable jeans. We weren't expecting...

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El Shaddai $37 today on Amazon, Deus Ex $40 all week

Amazon's Deal of the Day discounts El Shaddai, dropping the price to a one-day-only $36.99. If you have yet to see the most beautiful game this year, or the one in which a pre-fall devil has his most prominent role ever, well, consider yourself tempted. The retailer has also updated its Deals...

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El Shaddai coming to Android as side-scroller

Ignition's bizarre but beautiful action game, El Shaddai, is visiting Earth once again in an Android incarnation. Famitsu has the first screens of the game currently called ... El Shaddai Ascension of the Metatron Android Version. While the original game had both 2D platforming and 3D action...

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron review: Just like heaven

When I started playing El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron for review, I told myself I wasn't going to be fooled by the visuals. I would evaluate this game based on its mechanics more than anything, and I wouldn't let form distract me from function. I abandoned that idea quickly. For one...

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El Shaddai bumped up a day in Europe, to September 8

Konami has signed on to help spread the good word in Europe, assisting Ignition Entertainment's El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron in its holy pilgrimage to PAL territories. Konami will act as Ignition's distribution partner in Europe. Along with the announcement of the distribution team's...

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Report: Disney wants to buy UTV/Ignition for $454M

The Walt Disney Company is allegedly working to fully acquire UTV, parent company of Ignition Entertainment, for $454 million. Develop reports that Disney, which already owns 50.4 percent of UTV, is seeking to fully acquire the company for its Bollywood films and TV shows -- and not for its...

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El Shaddai Comic-Con trailer is biblically epic

Despite having been delayed until August 16, angelically-oriented and biblically-based action platformer El Shaddai: Ascension Of The Metatron is still very much alive, kickin' around the Heavens in its designer jeans and gleaming white armor. To prove as much, Ignition Entertainment has...

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El Shaddai officially delayed until August 16

Your faith in the official North American release date for El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is about to be shaken. Ignition Entertainment's New Business Development Director Shane Bettenhausen confirmed the shift in date from July 26 to August 16 in a statement to Joystiq, citing "unforeseen...

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