never been saying this forever: “There need to be more video games based on Apocryphal prophets.”
Thankfully, somebody was
really bored? listening and Enoch finally has his own video game!
“There’s “God of War” and “Devil May Cry.” “Kid Icarus” and “Battle for Asgard.”
Plenty of video games use mythical gods or other characters and creatures from beyond to drive their stories.
But notably absent, at least among mainstream titles? The Bible. At least until now.
“El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron” (Ignition Entertainment) is based on the Old Testament figure Enoch, a man originally written about in the Book of Genesis who, according to the story, is taken to heaven without dying.
In the apocryphal Books of Enoch, which appeared in the Ethiopic Bible, he becomes the chief of the archangels and protector of heaven’s treasures.
In “El Shaddai,” Enoch is a priest who attempts to stop seven fallen angels from destroying the world. Ignition’s director of business development, Shane Bettenhausen, said there have been plenty of games set in other kinds of mythologies, but “El Shaddai” developers wanted to tell a different story.”