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Nintendo now fully owns the Astral Chain IP

Posted on January 29, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

The Astral Chain IP was previously held by both Nintendo and developer PlatinumGames. Now, however, that’s no longer the case.

PlatinumGames boss Atsushi Inaba confirmed to VGC that Astral Chain fully belongs to Nintendo. There were questions regarding its ownership after the official website changed its copyright, and PlatinumGames was no longer included.

Regarding what’s now shown on the site, Inaba said “it’s as it looks.” He also noted:

“It’s as it is written on the website: Astral Chain is their IP and as such there are limitations on how much we feel we should talk about.”

VGC later attempted to clarify the Astral Chain IP ownership, but a PlatinumGames spokesperson said the company was “not in a position to answer this question.”

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