Here's a pleasant surprise - niche action game El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron will get a spiritual successor.
Remember the wonderfully-named El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, the Book of Enoch-inspired Japanese action game that released on these shores late 2011?
The new El Shaddai project teased by UTV Ignition last month is a social game for mobiles.
Ignition has teased a new El Shaddai project for release this year.
Disney has bought a controlling stake in UTV, the Indian media conglomerate that owns UK games publisher UTV Ignition.
Offbeat biblical beat-'em-up El Shaddai is to be shrunk onto phones wot use Android.
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Android Versions), as it's called, will be a 2D side-scrolling affair, reported Famitsu (via Andriasang).
There will also be a version for Sony's Xperia Play.
Your wallet is no longer safe. The games releases arrive thick and fast this week, with two platform exclusives, two hotly anticipated multiplatform releases and a unique Japanese thing - all fighting for your money.
PlayStation Plus subscribers are offered early access to the Resistance 3 beta test today. You'll have a seven day head start on the general public, who'll be invited in on 17th August.
For the general PS3 public today there are three worthy demos: Driver San Francisco, El Shaddai and madden NFL. Eurogamer's Japanese import El Shaddai review awarded a sky-scraping 9/10. Do try.
Full games today are Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team, Galaga Legions DX, Spelunker HD and, as we told you yesterday, the Spinter Cell HD Trilogy.
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron launches in Europe on 9th September, publisher UTV Ignition has announced.
The game launched in Japan at the end of April.
Keza MacDonald turned up a 9/10 in Eurogamer's El Shaddai review. "Like Bayonetta, like Rez, like Okami, it changes the way you think about games - and yet it's remarkably unpretentious," she wrote.
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron launches in Japan on 28th April, Ignition Entertainment has announced.
The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 action game will set you back ¥7980 (£60), Andriasang reports.
Last year Ignition confirmed a 2011 European and North American release for the game, but has yet to firm it up.
UTV Ignition has lined up British actor Jason Isaacs to voice the character of Lucifel in upcoming action game El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron.
Ignition Entertainment has confirmed that El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is heading west.
The PS3 and Xbox 360 game has already been a big hit in Japan, and now there are plans to bring it to North America and Europe next year.
El Shaddai is a third-person fantasy actioner inspired by the Old Testament, specifically the Book of Enoch. It's all about battles between heaven and earth, fallen angels and great floods. Look out for red-eyed angel Lucifel, always there to offer a wise word or a quick quip. That sort of thing.