PlatinumGames has opened a section on its website for Astral Chain, the new Switch exclusive announced during last week’s Nintendo Direct. The information goes a bit deeper into the story, gameplay, and more.
Here’s the full rundown:
The Ark: A massive, prosperous, multicultural city. But disaster strikes when mysterious dimensional gates appear, bringing dangerous alien creatures to the Ark to attack the people and corrupt the land. The Ark police form a special task force, known as Neuron, to face the alien threat head-on.
Humanity’s last chance against invasion is a special living weapon called the Legion. As a rookie Neuron officer, you and your Legion will work together to solve cases and save humankind.
Astral Chain gives you full control over two characters at once for thrilling Synergetic Action, courtesy of PlatinumGames. Switch between several Legion types and skills to save the world your way.
Astral Chain features character designs by the acclaimed mangaka Masakazu Katsura (ZETMAN, Video Girl Ai), and marks the directorial debut of PlatinumGames’ Takahisa Taura (designer of NieR:Automata). Hideki Kamiya, director of Bayonetta and writer/supervisor of Bayonetta 2, provides supervision.
Humanity’s last hope against the extradimensional invasion is the Legion – a living weapon, tethered to a human controller. You and your Legion will work together to fight off alien monsters – and crack police cases, while you’re at it. Synergetic Action is all in a day’s work at Neuron!
Team up with your Legion for coordinated attacks on one enemy…
… or take on multiple foes at once!
Character & Visual
You are one of a pair of twins, freshly drafted into Neuron and given a Legion of your own. Choose a male or female character – the other will appear as your twin sibling and closest squadmate.
Character Designs by acclaimed artist Masakazu Katsura
Masakazu Katsura, creator of manga including ZETMAN and Video Girl Ai, designed the main characters and their powerful Legions.
Meet Neuron – Your new squadmates
The Ark is a sprawling cyberpunk metropolis where anime and reality meet.
Astral Chain is set in a near-future metropolis called the Ark. When this prosperous city finds itself under attack by creatures from beyond our dimension, it’s up to the special police task force Neuron to save the day – before the end of the world as we know it.
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