Is the increasing secularism of modern society getting you down? Do you lament the loss of biblical literacy? Do you shed quiet tears when your well-timed comments about bricks without straw fall on deaf ears?
Well, weep no more! Ignition Games has finally found a way of making the dusty old Bible awesome. Enter El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron.
The game draws out the obvious implications of Genesis 5:24, using some motifs from the apocryphal Book of Enoch. Here’s the official website’s plot synopsis:
In the beginning, God appointed a group of angels to watch over the world. These angels were called the Grigori. Over the ages they became fascinated with humans.
Until succumbing to temptation they abandoned Heaven for Earth.
The Heavenly Council decided to send a great flood to stop humanity from proceeding down this unintended course.
But a human named Enoch, who served as a scribe in Heaven, objected. The Council agreed to rescind its ruling if Enoch could capture the renegade angels. And so begins Enoch’s long quest to save the world…
Scribe in heaven? Capturing angels? Heavenly Council? One man turning back the divine plan by using celestial weapons like The Veil and The Arch? How come we never hear about this stuff in church?
The game is currently only available in Japan, where it is already winning awards – and souls for God. But look out, English-speaking world. Your New Evangelization will begin with the game’s American release date: July 26, 2011.