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Platinum Games announces Astral Chain for Nintendo Switch. Supervisor: Hideki Kamiya, Director: Taura Takahisa (Nier Automata). Launches August 30.

Oct 28, 2017
2,067
#1
Just announced in the Direct.



Nintendo PR:
ASTRAL CHAIN, a brand new action game from PlatinumGames, is coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch™ system!

As part of a police special task force, it’s up to you to fight against mysterious, alien-like creatures who have invaded the world.

In the Ark, a multi-cultural city in the near future, disaster strikes when gates to another dimension suddenly appear! Dangerous creatures begin to emerge, attacking the people and polluting the land, and normal police forces are unable to compete with them. To stand up against these threats, a brand new, special police unit known as Neuron is formed.

Choose between two playable characters – one male, one female – on your adventure. The character you don’t choose also appears as your younger twin, and a fellow member of Neuron.

In order to resist the creatures, humanity developed a special weapon: the Legion. The Legion acts as your partner, and helps with your investigations. However, it’s in battle where the Legion shows its real ability...

Work together with the Legion and use all sorts of combat styles to fight your enemies. You could both attack the same enemy simultaneously, target different opponents, or send your Legion on the offensive while you support it with items. Use this synergetic action system to battle and explore together!

Making his directorial debut and known for his work as the game designer on NieR: Automata, Takahisa Taura is responsible for the concept and planning of ASTRAL CHAIN. Hideki Kamiya, creator of the Bayonetta™ series, is in charge of supervision. The character design is by manga artist Masakazu Katsura, creator of ZETMAN and Video Girl Ai.
Supervised by the block-master himself, Hideki Kamiya.
Character designs by Masakazu Katsura (ZETMAN / Video Girl Ai / WINGMAN)
Directed by Takahisa Taura (NieR Automata and Anarchy Reigns)
 
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Oct 25, 2017
1,701
#10
Kamiya putting that scalebound two character tech to work in a new game.

Angsty Kamiya action game with Jojos stands sounds so fucking lit
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,701
#28
Fuck DMC5. Kamiya actually furthering the genre instead of rehashing. Bet capcom shit themselves when they saw how much better his two character stuff looked than V in DMC
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,360
#32
HOLY FUCKING SHIT TAURA AS A DIRECTOR??
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Nov 1, 2017
604
#41
Might have peed a little. I’m sorry, but I just love platinum games, sure they’ve put out some stinkers but most of the time p, I just love their stuff!
 
Oct 27, 2017
6,545
#50
HOLY FUCKING SHIT TAURA AS A DIRECTOR??
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I’m glad I’m not the only one more excited about Taura directing than Kamiya producing lol