Platinum Games is hard at work on Bayonetta 3, but they apparently had something else up their sleeve also. Astral Chain was announced during the February Nintendo Direct.
In classic Platinum Games fashion, Astral Chain is an over-the-top action title. In a futuristic city, you play as a special forces unit chained to a Legion. The trailer above indicates that there is a culture war at play with the use of these humanoid weapons. It’s all very flashy and anime, and we love it.
There will also be moments of exploration to break up the intense battles. At one point, it’s even shown you can have a robot dog of some sort. Are there MMO elements at play here? Surely I can’t be the only one who got Phantasy Star Online mashed with World of Warcraft vibes.
Astral Chain will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive when it releases on August 30th. Stay tuned to Nintendo Enthusiast for more information as this gets closer to launch.
David has been involved in games media since 2012 running his own blog, YouTube channel, being a founding member of RETRO Magazine, and now as host/producer of ARGcast – Another Retro Gaming Podcast. He also dabbles in voiceover and is occasionally a stunt double for Jude Law.