El Shaddai director reacquires IP, hopes to develop 'potential business' with it

By Andrew Yoon, May 31, 2013 8:30am PDT

There are too few games based on apocryphal texts starring ruggedly handsome men with tight jeans, but that's exactly what El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron offered. Ever since publisher Ignition Entertainment was acquired by Disney, we assumed that the franchise was dead.

But not so! Apparently, Takeyasu Sawaki, director of the bizarre cel-shaded action game, has picked up rights to the IP through his new studio Crim.

In a statement translated by Siliconera, Crim said they will "work with the entertainment industry to develop a potential El Shaddai business moving forward." That could include video games, but Crim's first project appears to be a book.

They could also just keep on selling jeans.

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