El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Switch version
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El Shaddai Nintendo Switch Version Release Date Announced

Crim’s Sawaki Takeyasu announced the release date for the Nintendo Switch version of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. The new port will be available on April 28, 2024.

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The Switch port will have HD Remaster on its subtitle, as it will be a direct port from the 2021 PC version. The developers declared that the Switch version will have Full HD resolution and 60fps frame rate just like the PC release.

All copies of the Switch version—including digital releases—will come with an art book and the “Lucifer’s Fall – Chronicles of Ceta” novel. Rainy Frog will publish the physical copies. Crim is also preparing limited Dramatic Edition packages that add a drama sound CD telling the fall of Lucifer and its script book with brand-new illustrations. A set of six postcards will also be available exclusively from the company’s web store.

Pre-orders for the regular and limited physical releases will open in Japan on December 21, 2023. Crim is also working to open digital pre-orders on January 11, 2024, as the date January 11 also contains a reference to “Ichiban ii” in one of Enoch’s famous quotes, “I’ll take the best you have.”

The major announcement video for the Switch port of El Shaddai is available to watch right below via Crim’s YouTube channel:

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron originally came out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011. Ten years later in September 2021, Sawaki Takeyasu’s company Crim released an HD remaster of the game for PCs via Steam. Shortly afterward, Takeyasu recruited more staff to port the PC remaster to Nintendo Switch. The team eventually confirmed the port’s development in April 2022, although it last provided an update in October 2022.

The Nintendo Switch version of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron HD Remaster will be available on April 28, 2024. The game is also available immediately on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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