Submit a news tip

PlatinumGames

New Astral Chain details

Posted on 1 month ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes

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:

Nintendo and PlatinumGames are teaming up once again on a totally new IP. Announced earlier this week, Astral Chain is coming to Switch. Not only that, but it’s just a few months away with a release date set for August 30.

Following Astral Chain’s unveiling, PlatinumGames studio head Atsushi Inaba shared a message about the project. Continue on below to read it in full.

Yusuke Hashimoto has announced that he has departed from PlatinumGames. Hashimoto was the director of Bayonetta 2 and worked on the first game as a producer. Additionally, he was the director on Star Fox Zero from Platinum’s side.

Hashimoto shared the following statement on Twitter:

Nintendo has confirmed that a collector’s edition will be sold in Japan – at least through its official online store. All copies will include the game, art book, and original soundtrack CD.

Astral Chain launches August 30 worldwide. The Japanese collector’s edition is priced at 10,778 yen.

Source

Astral Chain screenshots

Posted on 1 month ago by (@NE_Brian) in Screenshots, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes

A ton of screenshots are for Astral Chain, which was announced by Nintendo and PlatinumGames today. Have a look at the images below.

In the past, we’ve heard PlatinumGames speak about wanting to see The Wonderful 101 on Switch multiple times. This is something again reiterated in the latest issue of Famitsu.

Atsushi Inaba, who was a producer on the Wii U game, told the Japanese magazine that he’s interested in releasing The Wonderful 101 to the world again. Going along with director Hideki Kamiya’s joking nature, Inaba added that it’s a game that has only been played by only 13 people worldwide. Inaba wants to secretly announce it as a new game for the Switch.

Source, Via

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brought in a bunch of guest composers to arrange tracks for the game. Among these was Hiroshi Yamaguchi, who works at PlatinumGames. Yamaguchi ended up arranging “The Map Page/Bonus Level” from Donkey Kong Country.

Yamaguchi reflected on contributing to Smash Bros. in a post on PlatinumGames’ website this week. He shared the following:

Bayonetta 3 is quickly closing in on the first anniversary of its original announcement. Revealed at The Game Awards last December, it’s the only time Nintendo and PlatinumGames have shown off the project in an official capacity.

Platinum’s Hideki Kamiya and Atsushi Inaba did provide a small update during a stage event at the Bitsummit Roadshow: Tokyo earlier today. It was mentioned that Bayonetta 3 is “on course” and the development team is “in sync.”

Did You Know Gaming? and Liam Robertson have published a new report on how a true sequel to Okami with many of the original developers nearly took place.

In late 2015, representatives from PlatinumGames and Capcom were said to have started meeting. Founder and former Platinum president Tatsumi Minami was said to be leading the discussions. With Capcom wanting to revive some of its IPs, there was interest in working together between the two sides.

Back in 2014, a Bayonetta 2 art book, The Eyes of Bayonetta 2, was released in Japan. Now four years later, the book is finally seeing a localized release.

Here’s the official description: