The conversation surrounding tonight’s Nintendo Direct stream might be preoccupied with the announcements of Super Mario Maker 2, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice coming to the Switch or the remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, but for our money, Astral Chain might be the most exciting announcement.
Revealed towards the tail end of the stream, Astral Chain is the new title from Platinum Games, the creators of Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, The Wonderful 101 and more. A hell of a pedigree, to be sure, so it’s only natural that we’d take notice.
Though the trailer didn’t reveal much in the way of story details, you play as a member of a special police force who works with a humanoid special weapon, Legion, to batter the crap out of monsters. From art style to combat and soundtrack, Astral Chain seems like peak Platinum Games. It’s scheduled for an exclusive Nintendo Switch launch on August 30th, and we couldn’t be more on board.
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