El Shaddai, One Of The Biggest Memes Of The Last Decade In Japan, Is Coming Back On PC Via Steam
El Shaddai Director Takeyasu Sawaki announced Lucifer and Enoch are coming back on PC via Steam. No release date was shared yet.
El Shaddai Director and Crim studio CEO Takeyasu Sawaki announced through Twitter a PC Steam version of El Shaddai is currently in development. However, the game has no release date or price yet.
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron was first released on PS3 and Xbox 360 on August 16, 2011. It’s an Action game made mainly by ex Capcom and Clover Studio developers. Most importantly, El Shaddai is one of the biggest memes on Japanese internet of the 2010s, with an insane amount of parody videos on Niconico; All thanks to its surrealistic first E3 2010 reveal trailer.
Thousands of El Shaddai parody videos, mainly MAD (Music Anime Douga / AMVs) can be found on Niconico. With Touhou based and other parodies by popular fandoms reaching millions of views. One scene in particular that always come back is from the beginning of the game, an exchange between protagonist Enoch and his companion Lucifer:
Lucifer: You sure that’s enough armor? (そんな装備で大丈夫か? / Sonna Soubi De Daijoubu Ka?)
Enoch: No problem. Everything’s fine (大丈夫だ、問題ない。/ Daijobu Da, Mondai Nai.)
In Japanese, Enoch is voiced by Shinichirô Miki, while Lucifer is voiced by Ryota Takeuchi. Shinichiro Miki in particular is an incredibly popular veteran seiyuu, and this also played a part in the memes.
One of the most popular parodies is a MAD by Nero, “You sure that’s enough Renai Circulation?” parodying Sengoku Nadeko’s Character Theme Song from Bakemonogatari. The video was first uploaded on Niconico on September 20, 2010, and reached millions of views. Nero recently reuploaded the MAD on YouTube in September 2020, and it already reached 500K views:
El Shaddai MAD: You sure that’s enough Renai Circulation?
Takeyasu Sawaki explained the Steam version of El Shaddai, through a launcher, will allow players to switch between Japanese and English audio and subtitles. Additional information will be coming at a later date.
Takeyasu Sawaki also directed the dungeon crawler The Lost Child on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita. Moreover, The Lost Child includes an appearance by Enoch, protagonist of El Shaddai.
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— 竹安佐和記(サワゴン)(サワキエル) (@Sawaki_Takeyasu) December 7, 2020