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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron to get a spiritual successor

Director and team reunite, at least one character will return.

Here's a pleasant surprise - niche action game El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron will get a spiritual successor.

The Lost Child is not an action game, however, but a turn-based RPG.

Details are thin on the ground, but PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of the game are in the works, Famitsu reports (via Gematsu).

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El Shaddai director Takeyasu Sawakai returns to helm the project, alongside many other staff who were behind the original.

Set in modern day Japan, guardian angel Lucifer makes his return - as seen above.

The original El Shaddai released six years ago, back in 2011, when Eurogamer gave it a glowing review: "It's stratospherically mad," we wrote at the time. "I emerged out of a narrow corridor into what turned out to be a vast stadium and a gyrating dance master exploded from the sea in an outfit that would make Lady Gaga proud. If that sounds like you, this could the best thing you buy this year."