Takeyasu Sawaki’s studio Crim announced they have completed acquisition of the El Shaddai IP from Ignition. This acquisition includes El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron which was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and rights for sequel or prequels to El Shaddai. In a statement, Crim said they "will work with the Entertainment industry to develop a potential El Shaddai business moving forward." When El Shaddai was released Ignition planned to turn the game into a franchise.
Crim’s first project is a Sawakigraph Volume.02.5 El Shaddai rights acquisition commiseration book.