Ignition Entertainment's El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is an unusual game. Visually striking and totally weird, it's an action-platformer but it's also so much more. In what ways? How about this: a cellphone-wielding Lucifer serves as your save point.
The game also features a handful of moments that break away from the bizarre 3D worlds, shaking things up by dropping players into 2D side-scrolling environments. The positive reception those moments received surely fueled Ignition's decision to go with El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Android Version.
The first details and screens are posted at Famitsu (via Joystiq), though it's all in Japanese. The release only seems to be confirmed for Japan at this point, and an Xperia Play version of the game is also planned. There's no word on the possibility of an iOS release nor is there any mention of a U.S. release. Speaking as a New York-based iPhone owner, I can honestly say I'm hoping for both.