Astral Chain excited many when it was announced at a recent Nintendo Direct. Now, its promotional and informational website offers insight into what may be happening in this new game from Platinum Games.
In Astral Chain, the Ark, a massive, prosperous, multicultural city is thriving. But disaster strikes when mysterious dimensional gates appear, bringing dangerous alien creatures to the Ark to attack the people and corrupt the land. The Ark police form a special task force, known as Neuron, to face the alien threat head-on. Humanity’s last chance against invasion is a special living weapon called the Legion. As a rookie Neuron officer, you and your Legion will work together to solve cases and save humankind.
In battle, you 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. This is ‘Dual Action’, the biggest feature of this game. The dynamic combat in Astral Chain seems like the developers other popular game, Bayonetta, but gives a new spin to the fun, action-packed experience.
With a bit of a JRPG vibe to it, as well as plenty of steampunk styled graphics and environments, this game seems to be something that will catch many by surprise. In a packed 2019, Astral Chain seems to be a sleeper hit waiting to happen. Astral Chain launches for Nintendo Switch on August 30, 2019. Check out the trailer here, and the Collector’s Edition here. As always, let us know what you think below!
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