Ignition Entertainment has announced El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, a Biblical  action game  directed by Sawaki Takeyasu, who helped design the Devil May Cry series and Okami.

The announcement focused on the game’s unique art style which is designed to create a “strong impression” on players from the “moment they look at the game”, according to Mr. Takeyasu.

“Having it look the same as everything else is boring, but making it too beyond the realm of imagination would make things too difficult to follow. We aimed for a point somewhere in between, a very pleasant-feeling look that’s hard to put into words. We always make it plain what you have to do next — we made the world instinctually understandable, yet constantly changing in form.”

The game will feature a system whereby the player can knock armour off foes but nothing else is known about the game play at this time.

The player controls Enoch, an angel seeking to prevent God from flooding the earth in retaliation for Lucifer’s betrayal by hunting down “rogue angels”.

The game, which was announced for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will be the first to be developed by Ignition’s Japanese development studio.