Astral Chain: all the details, pictures, videos from the official Twitter accounts

Revealed during the Nintendo Direct presentation in February, Astral Chain is the latest game from PlatinumGames. It will be released on August 30th worldwide, on Nintendo Switch.

On this page, we’re going to gather all the details, pictures, and videos shared by Nintendo via its official Twitter accounts, so that you can easily find all ot it in a single place. Naturally, we will keep on updating this page on a regular basis, until it doesn’t make anymore sense to update it.

August 29th

The latest Twitter updates have the following:

  • Part 10 of Mr. Taura’s Case Files, which is about the Lappy Balloon mini-game:

There are a variety of missions in ASTRAL CHAIN, including a hidden 16-bit-style minigame. I like it a lot since you can feel some nice nostalgia while you recover mentally from the all the fighting. I hope you’ll try to find it.

  • Part 11 of Mr. Taura’s Case Files, which is about the Ark and… vending machines
  • another soundtrack sample
  • another video clip, showcasing the Arm Legion

August 26th

The latest Twitter update is Part 9 of Mr. Taura’s Case Files, which is about Lappy (the mascot of the Neuron special task force)!

Lappy” is the mascot of the Neuron special task force in ASTRALCHAIN. Japan has seen a sudden wave of popularity for Yuruchara in the last few years.” (Note: Yuruchara refers to mascot characters like Lappy who dress in fuzzy animal costumes.) They’re a normal part of our everyday lives at this point, so it’s inevitable that one of them would appear in the game, as well.

August 26th

The latest Twitter updates have the following:

  • Part 8 of Mr. Taura’s Case Files, which is all about cats!

We are often asked why there are so many cats in ASTRAL CHAIN. You don’t need a reason to love and admire a bunch of cats. (Note that there are also dogs.)”

  • a video clip showcasing the Astral Plane

August 23rd

The latest Twitter updates have the followings:

  • a soundtrack sample, with one of the vocal themes of the game
  • Part 7 of Mr. Taura’s Case Files, which confirms a critical aspect of the game… yes, you can pet the dog Beast Legion!
  • a video clip showcasing the Arrow Legion:

August 19th

The latest Twitter update is Part 6 of Mr. Taura’s Case Files, with details about the character customisation options:

August 16th

The latest Twitter update is Part 5 of Mr. Taura’s Case Files, with details about the game’s atmosphere and setting:

The protagonist of ASTRAL CHAIN investigates incidents as a member of a special police task force. The development team put a lot of effort into creating the atmosphere of a police officer investigating a crime scene. The team worked hard to connect the setting with the gameplay, like with the IRIS system that projects holographic images into your surroundings. This is a cool piece of near-future sci-fi design, plus it’s also very useful when conducting an investigation.

August 14th

The latest Twitter update is Part 4 of Mr. Taura’s Case Files, with more details about Legions but also your chain:

August 12th and 13th

The latest Twitter update is Part 3 of Mr. Taura’s Case Files, with an interesting anecdote about Legions:

In Astral Chain, the player summons & fights alongside a Legion. I really love Pokémon, so maybe the idea of calling on another character to fight alongside was greatly influenced by my childhood gaming experiences of growing up alongside my Pokémon.”

And here’s the latest video clip for the game, showcasing the Beast Legion:

August 9th

The latest Twitter update showcases the Beast Legion, and how you can ride it:

August 8th

The latest Twitter updates for the game is Part 2 of the Mr. Taura Files, where the Director shares details about the game. This time, the focus is on what inspired the game, as well as the game structure:

The story and art style of ASTRAL CHAIN is inspired by Japanese police procedurals and science fiction anime. The way you advance through the game is a hybrid system that’s greatly influenced by our previous titles. The game is split into chapters with their own specific objectives, like the Bayonetta series, but players also have the freedom to choose among a variety of sub-missions scattered around, like in NieR: Automata.

August 7th

The latest Twitter updates for the game showcases some impressive combos…

… and we also have the first entry of the Mr. Taura’s Case Files, where the Director shares details about the game and its creations:

August 2nd

The latest Twitter update showcases the beginning of File 01:

August 1st

The latest Twitter update showcases the Sword Legion!

May 17th

The latest Twitter update for the game shows a brand new artwork!

April 30th

The latest Twitter update shares more details about the two playable characters. At the beginning of the game, you have to choose between the male and female character. But don’t worry: the other one will not simply disappear into the void; they will instead join you as your younger twin brother/sister!

April 24th

The latest update showcases Ark: the multi-cultural city set in the near future, which is where the game takes place. Your main goal is to protect that futuristic city from interdimensional invaders.

April 17th

The latest video clip for Astral Chain once showcase the Legion, your partner as Neuron officer. They can take various form, including one that pretty much look like a (robotic) dog. You will need to switch between the various forms during your investigations.

April 9th

Here’s the latest set of screenshots for the game, showcasing the Legion, which allows you to use various combat styles in battle:

April 4th

Here’s the latest video clip for the game:

March 29th

In Astral Chain, your partner is not another human, but a special weapon known as Legion. They’re pretty reliable in battles, but they also help with your investigations!

March 21st

Here’s the latest video clip for the game:

March 14th

In the world where Astral Chain takes place, mysterious and extremely dangerous creatures begin to emerge from another dimension. That’s when Neuron, a special task force, enters the fray: its members are the only who can stand between them and certain disaster!

March 7th

Here’s a video clip for the game, showcasing the synergetic action system, where you run rings around enemies in order to hit them with some hefty combos!

March 3rd

Here’s the latest video clip for Astral Chain, showing the player and their special weapon trapping an enemy in the chain, before delivering a hefty dose of pain:

February 14th

Here’s the latest screenshot for the game:

February 13th

Here’s a video clip for the game, which shows the players riding his special weapon:

Astral Chain (Switch) comes out on August 30th worldwide.

Source: Nintendo (Twitter)


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