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Astral Chain is an action adventure game in which we lead a policeman defending the futuristic city against the invasion of monsters. The game focuses on arcade combat, during which our character helps a robot obedient to his orders.

Action | TPP | cyberpunk | science fiction | for 2 people | co-op | action adventure | splitscreen | slasher | Nintendo exclusive titles

Nintendo Switch
Astral Chain cover

developer: PlatinumGames

publisher: Nintendo

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: local network / split screen / common screen, players: 1-2

English language game language: English

game release date for Switch:

30August2019

Astral Chain is an action adventure game, maintained in the climate of science fiction. The game was developed by the Japanese studio PlatinumGames. The team was led by Takahisa Taura, who was the main designer at Nier: Automata, and production was supervised by Hideki Kamiya, the father of the Bayonetta series.

Plot

The action of the game takes place in the near future, in a multicultural metropolis known as the Ark. The peaceful life of its inhabitants is interrupted by the opening of gates to another dimension, through which monsters begin to arrive to Earth. In order to combat this threat, a special Neuron police unit is set up, which uses a mechanical partner in the fight.

Astral Chain tells the story of a brother and sisters who join the Neuron unit. At the beginning of the campaign, the player decides which of these characters he will lead, but the other siblings still play an important role in the storyline.

Mechanics

Astral Chain is an adventure action game in which we observe the events from a TPP camera. While playing, players go on combat missions, in which they fight hordes of enemies with the help of a skillful system of skirmishes. In clashes we are always accompanied by a robot obedient to our orders and the key role is played by combination attacks, which require close cooperation between the law enforcement officer and his mechanical partner.

Between missions players explore the city. Then they get to know the plot background and conduct conversations with NPCs.

Technical aspects

Astral Chain offers an attractive three-dimensional graphic design, made in the style typical of Japanese cartoons. It is worth mentioning that the cartoon artist Masakazu Katsura, known for such mangas as I's, DNA2 or Zetman, was responsible for the appearance of the figure.


Expectations: 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 20 players' votes.  

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains depictions of violence.
Astral Chain  New Project by Nier Automata Devs
Astral Chain New Project by Nier Automata Devs

news 14 February 2019 17:17

PlatinumGames, the studio, known from Nier: Automata and Bayonetta series, has announced the Astral Chain project, which is an action adventure game in the atmosphere of science fiction.

Astral Chain - New Trailer and Release Date
Astral Chain - New Trailer and Release Date

news 11 June 2019 19:18

Nintendo Direct was an opportunity to show the new trailer of Astral Chain, an action game from the authors of Nier: Automata. The release date has also been confirmed.

Astral Chain Reviews - PlatinumGames has Delivered Another Hit
Astral Chain Reviews - PlatinumGames has Delivered Another Hit

news 26 August 2019 21:57

Astral Chain received its first reviews. Reviewers agree - the new work of PlatinumGames is a very good and unique game, offering great gameplay and engaging storyline (and lots of cats).

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