If you experienced El Shaddai â€“ Ascension of the Metatron back when it was released in 2011 on PS3 and Xbox 360, youâ€™ll no doubt consider it a cult classic.
The stylish, if not abstract, hack â€˜n slash platformer arrived to great reviews but didnâ€™t exactly fly off the shelves. On 2nd September it gets a second shot at success, launching on PC for the first time ever.
Developer Crim is going all-in, not just releasing the standalone game, but also a deluxe version and both a digital art book and the OST. For the first two weeks on sale a discount will be in place, making the standalone version Â£25.10 (usually Â£30.99) and the deluxe version Â£53.99 (usually Â£61.47.) See the trailer below.
El Shaddai is remembered for being imaginative, mixing up visual styles and even genres often, as well as a sprinkling of innovation â€“ weapons must be snatched off enemies and purified before use, leaving you vulnerable for a few seconds. The controls were purposely kept simple so anyone could jump in and, eventually, master its requirement of precise timing.
Itâ€™s worth noting that this PC release wonâ€™t support keyboard and mouse â€“ youâ€™ll need a controller to experience its artisticÂ approach to action platforming.
The Steam page is now live, providing more screenshots, GIFs and other titbits.