Ignition Entertainment News


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

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

Takeyasu Sawaki, director of El Shaddai, has picked up rights to the IP through his new studio Crim.


Deadly Premonition remastered for PS3

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 09, 2012 7:15am PST

The notoriously broken yet wonderful Deadly Premonition is finally coming to PlayStation 3 in the west in a remastered edition.


"jesus christ, thanks for the video, i forgot how incredibly awesome this game is. those ..."

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Disney completing UTV acquisition

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 02, 2012 1:30pm PST

American multimedia empire Disney is wrapping up its acquisition of Indian multimedia kingdom UTV, whose videos games offerings have included developing El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron and publishing Deadly Premonition in North America.


"I don't think Disney's interested in Ignition's games business, as Disney themselves are a year ..."

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Quarrel making Xbox Live Arcade debut Jan. 25 for 400 MS Points

By Xav de Matos, Jan 16, 2012 6:00pm PST

Publisher Ignition Entertainment and developer Denki have announced the iOS title Quarrel is making its Xbox Live Arcade debut on January 25 for 400 MS Points.


"Here's hoping when they use the "Official Scrabble Dictionary" this time it is the AMERICAN ..."

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El Shaddai Ascension of the Metatron Android Version announced

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 15, 2011 7:00pm PDT

Ignition Entertainment's curious biblical platformer, El Shaddai, is coming to Android headsets and the Xperia Play.


"Handset has referred to phones since before cellphones, buckaroo. Headset refers to a set of ..."

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Disney proposes purchase of UTV Software

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 27, 2011 4:30pm PDT

The House of Mouse is looking to get even bigger. Walt Disney Company is proposing to buy out UTV Software Communications Ltd., owners of Ignition Entertainment, Indiagames, and True Games.


El Shaddai delayed to August in North America

By Xav de Matos, Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT

The action title El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron will see a "minor" delay, arriving on August 16 rather than its originally scheduled date of July 26.


"i need to install the demo and check this out. the art they've gone with looks beautiful and ..."

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Ignition would 'love' to work with El Shaddai team again

By Steve Watts, Jul 14, 2011 4:00pm PDT

Development on El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron has wrapped up, but Ignition's Shane Bettenhausen says they loved working with the contractors and would want them back for any other series entries.


"Problem for me with enslaved was the hand holding. Glowing ledges and no jump/fall deaths ruin ..."

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Ignition lays off console team in Austin

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 24, 2011 3:30pm PDT

Ignition Games appears to be in a tight spot, having laid off the entirety of the console development team at Ignition Austin has been laid off. The status of their Tokyo team is also unknown.


"Sad news, el shad looks awesome! Can't you just ask Shame Garnett..?"

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Odin Sphere dev's Dragon's Crown announced for Vita, PS3

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 08, 2011 3:00am PDT

Vanillaware, maker of Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Odin Sphere, is bringing a new hand-drawn game to PlayStation Vita and PS3 next spring. Yes, it is pretty.


"The idea of a class Golden Axe-ish beat em up is appealing, but I can't help but notice that the ..."

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El Shaddai due out July 26

By Steve Watts, Jun 03, 2011 1:30pm PDT

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron will be coming to North America on July 26, and Europe on September 9. Ignition Games released a new trailer highlighting Uriel, a summon angel that can help turn the tide of a battle.


"as if lady gaga made a game....dude really if she did it would suck"

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Ignition's WarDevil Resurrected As 'Project Kane'

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 18, 2010 8:15am PST

While it seemed last month that the saga of Ignition London's WarDevil had finally ended in cancellation after five years in development, Ignition...


"those screenshots surprisingly look good for a 2006 game, I'm digging the art style, except for ..."

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Rumor: Ignition Florida Shutting Down

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 04, 2010 7:00am PDT

Rumours are circulating that there's more trouble afoot at Ignition, with Gamasutra reporting that the developer and publisher's Florida studio has...


"Also, the most recent thing I heard was that they're on their 6th art director. Not sure if that ..."

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WarDevil Canceled After Five Years of Development

By Xav de Matos, Oct 25, 2010 2:00pm PDT

After a long, five-year development cycle, the Ignition London-developed WarDevil has officially been canceled. Originally in development during...


"I guess it could be one of 3 things: 1. The staff is incompetent 2. The management is ..."

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El Shaddai Media Teases 'Ascension of the Metatron'

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 18, 2010 6:07am PDT

Publisher Ignition Entertainment has unveiled its angelic action game El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron at E3 with an attractive trailer and...


"Enoch is becoming an Angel or is an Angels are Genderless that why the main Character looks ..."

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