Sometimes, it's not just game consumers who clamor for sequels to under-appreciated titles. The creators are often just as invested in seeing their worlds fleshed out and the stories continue.

Fans of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron have reason to be hopeful for a return to the stylish and vidid world painted by director and character designer Sawaki Takeyasu. His new studio, Crim, has acquired the rights from Ignition Entertainment to the property.

Game Informer editor Kim Wallace spoke about her love for the game in our Memorial Day Cult Classics roundup. The original didn't find huge sales, but it does have a loyal following, especially in Japan. Perhaps a sequel will be just what Takeyasu needs in order to push El Shaddai to the forefront.

The full announcement is available on page two.

[Source: 4Gamer via Kotaku]