Astral Chain

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Game Info
Platinum Games
Nintendo Switch
Release Date
August 30, 2019 (Calendar)
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From the minds behind NieR:Automata and Bayonetta comes Astral Chain, a brand new hack and slash action-adventure game exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

Players play as a rookie police officer whose part of an elite task force called Neuron, as humanity suffers under the the interdimensional invasion of living weapons known only as the Legion. Neuron, however, has been able to 'chain' a Legion to each officer, and together they must work in harmony to solve cases and save humankind from destructions.

Players will be able to cycle through various Legion types, as they solve crimes and fight against the Legion threat with only their skills and their own chained Legion as their partner. Players can also play co-op with each other as well, one controlling the player and one controlling their Legion. 

Featuring brand new character designs by acclaimed manga artist Masakazu Katura, along with Takahisa Taura (designer of NieR: Automata) in his directorial debut, Astral Chain is what you would expect from Platinum Games, a high octane thrill ride of an experience that only they can employ.

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Humanity’s last chance against an interdimensional invasion is a special living weapon called the Legion. As a rookie officer in the elite police task force Neuron, you and your Legion will work together to solve cases and save humankind.

The ASTRAL CHAIN game gives you full control over two characters at once for thrilling Synergetic Action, courtesy of PlatinumGames. Alternate between several Legion types and skills to save the world your way.

ASTRAL CHAIN features character designs by the acclaimed manga artist Masakazu Katsura (ZETMAN, Video Girl Ai), and marks the directorial debut of PlatinumGames’ Takahisa Taura (designer of NieR:Automata). Hideki Kamiya, director of the Bayonetta game and writer/supervisor of the Bayonetta 2 game, provides supervision.