The Three Kinds Of Weapons In El Shaddai: Ascension Of The Metatron

By Spencer . December 22, 2010 . 6:09pm

Enoch, the main character in El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, can use three kinds of weapons when he fights fallen angels. Weapons have been corrupted with bloodlust when they fell to Earth, so Enoch has to purify them before he can equip them.

 

purify_02[1] purify_01[1] purify_03[1]

 

We’ll start with the weapon seen most often in El Shaddai screenshots, The Arch. Enoch can use this sacrosanct blade to slash foes and… as a glider. Each weapon has two functions, the Arch lets him glide after jumping.

 

arch_02[1] arch_03[1] arch_01[1] three_02[1]

 

Gale is a speedy weapon that let’s Enoch attack from a distance. You can also use Gale to set up quick counterattacks and dash through (or towards) enemies.

 

gale_01[1] gale_02[1] three_05[1]gale_03[1]

 

Enoch deal crushing blows with the Veil, which doubles as a shield.

 

veil_01[1] veil_02[1] veil_03[1] three_04[1]

 

All three weapons have a rocks-paper-scissors relationship. Gale, for example, is effective against enemies who can’t be damaged by the Arch, but is ineffective against an enemy with a Veil, presumably because they can block it. You want to use the Arch against Veil enemies since Ignition made Enoch’s sword-like weapon strong against their shield/glove combo.

 

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron comes out in Japan this spring. A release date for the West has not been announced at this time.


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  • Guest

    wow what a trippy game. Check out those visuals. Can’t wait. I may need to smoke some ‘medicinal trees’ while playing this to get the full effect

  • Catnipcookie

    SO. DAMN. PRETTY.

  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    Is this game getting shinier and shinier the more we see it? I think it is slowly becoming more and more of a must buy, dude!

  • holyPaladin

    Sonna soubi de daijoubu ka?

    • goronyan

      大丈夫じゃない、足りないだ。

      hmm…now i just need some fluent combat gameplay video with these weapons to fall in love with this game

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37PA4QNNFLLJBHB4NZUZCYVO2E Was Wasd

        you missed the joke

  • ChaosPaladinFayt

    Is everyone here being sarcastic? kuz it looks like it would be something for wii.

    • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

      I dont understand, when I was focused on graphics people were all in my face about gameplay greater than graphics, now when Im gameplay greater than graphics, people only talk about the graphics…

      Dude, I think you are focused on the wrong thing here, the game looks like something the Wii is not capable of and even so, what matters most is the experience that the game delivers through its story, character design and connection, and mechanics.

      • ChaosPaladinFayt

        Actually technically ur not supposed to be focused on one. But instead, both. It actually depends on personal preference, so do whatever u want.

        • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

          Technically you’re supposed to be focused on if the gameplay is fun. And the combat (i.e. a good portion of the gameplay) sounds and looks fun. The pretty graphics are a HUGE plus.

          • ChaosPaladinFayt

            well by today’s standards, it’s both. But back then, it was more gameplay cuz nice visuals couldnt be produced, so game was good if gameplay was fun.

          • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

            Then every game should have glorious 3D visuals and there should be no more sprite-based games.

          • ChaosPaladinFayt

            @STiger …I never said that -_-. Ok, u can stop pulling things out of ur ass now.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/Ojsinnerz Firo_Prochainezo

        I dont understand, when I was focused on gameplay you were all in my face about graphics greater than gameplay, now when I say graphics is important as well as gameplay, you only talk about the gameplay…

        I don’t think my mind is able to comprehend your thought process. Besides exaggerating things greatly.

        • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

          Im just trying to change my line of thinking so that I can change my reputation on here, and I think this is a good start, now to just be consistent, and I will be all set, dude!!!

          • https://twitter.com/#!/Ojsinnerz Firo_Prochainezo

            Lets see how long this lasts.

      • http://twitter.com/gabriel_may_uk Gabriel May

        Look, there’s no getting over the fact this game’s graphics look very beautiful. It’s almost unique in the way it looks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503596589 Bruno Marcello

      art style over technical prowess my friend.

      this game looks like a gallery painting had a baby with the northern lights!
      ..if that makes any sense..

    • OVERUSED

      The Nintendo Wii can’t produce those visuals

  • Pesmerga00

    This game is very beautiful. I hope it plays interestingly and if not, well at least it still looks pretty. Which after all, is what truly matters.(joking. sorta. or am i?)

    I’m also really hoping for some PS3 themes. Those environments look great and would make some interesting dynamic themes.

  • http://twitter.com/gabriel_may_uk Gabriel May

    Well at least we have some small details on the gameplay of this game. But I’m really wanting to see this game in action so hopefully we will have a gameplay trailer up soon.

    I mean, yeah it looks beautiful but really that’s the only thing that can be said about this game since the many months it was first revealed.

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