Astral Chain Is A New Switch Exclusive From PlatinumGames

Astral Chain Is A New Switch Exclusive From PlatinumGames

Nintendo’s very special Direct today brought us some great surprise announcements, and this one’s sure to please fans of Platinum and Hideki Kamiya, creators of the Bayonetta games.

From Nintendo:

ASTRAL CHAIN is a new action game from PlatinumGames, directed by Takahisa Taura, known for his work as the game designer on NieR:Automata, and supervised by Hideki Kamiya, creator of the Bayonetta series. As part of a police special forces unit in a multi-cultural futuristic city, players work together with a special living weapon, the Legion, in a synergetic action system of battle and exploration. More details about this Nintendo Switch exclusive will be revealed in the future. ASTRAL CHAIN launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on 30th August.

Knowing that any mention of anything to do with Bayonetta would probably get fans all hot and bothered, Nintendo did mention Bayonetta 3 very briefly alongside this announcement, essentially just reassuring everyone that it’s still very much a thing. Check out the trailer for Astral Chain below:

Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.