During Nintendo’s 13/2 Direct Stream, a new IP from Platinum Games was revealed titled Astral Chain for Nintendo’s hybrid powerhouse. The game will be supervised by Bayonetta director, Hideki Kamiya and directed by Takahisa Taura.
Here’s a trailer for Astral Chain
Here’s a summary of Astral Chain via Platform Games
The idea for ASTRAL CHAIN came from none other than Takahisa Taura, the lead game designer for NieR:Automata. Taura and his team – which includes veterans of such PlatinumGames classics as Bayonetta and NieR:Automata – have worked very hard to make his ideas into reality with ASTRAL CHAIN, his directorial debut. Naturally, Taura’s no stranger to action games, but he’s pushed himself to new heights with the dual-character, Synergetic Action of ASTRAL CHAIN.
ASTRAL CHAIN brings you to a bold, near-future cyberpunk metropolis, featuring character designs by Masakazu Katsura, the acclaimed artist behind beloved manga and anime like ZETMAN and Video Girl Ai.
Last but not least, the team has received supervision and guidance from none other than Hideki Kamiya, to ensure that ASTRAL CHAIN has that special something that action game fans have come to expect from PlatinumGames.
Astral Chain will launch on August 30, 2019 for Nintendo Switch.