Developer: Platinum Games
Release: August 30, 2019
Nintendo has been hitting the online marketing for Astral Chain fairly hard for its announcement, making sure players understand exactly what the upcoming Platinum Games title is fully about. They have released more than one explanation video of the mechanics in the game and have now put out a second deep dive into the action-police game.
The video is a little strangely presented and comes off like an Astral Chain-specific Direct that for some reason just doesn’t have a narrator, but you can judge for yourself below.
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The video goes into pretty much every public aspect of the game, from capturing new partners to raising them to using them to teleport around the level to solving crimes. It’s ten minutes long, but you will not have many questions about the game after watching it.
Astral Chain is being directed by Takahisa Taura, gameplay director of Nier Automata, and is being overseen by Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya. It releases exclusively on Switch on August 30.