Astral Chain Gets Explosive New Trailer, Hack and Slashes its Way to an August Release

Astral Chain Gets Explosive New Trailer, Hack and Slashes its Way to an August Release

Astral Chain, the brainchild between Platinum Games and Hideki Kamiya, gets a new story and gameplay trailer. Its release date is also confirmed.

A new trailer for Astral Chain made its way to Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct today, showcasing plenty of story and gameplay details. As usual, the game looks super over the top (not complaining of course!), with a bit more of the plot revealed. We also get some confirmation for the official release date of the game, which is August 30th of this year. Meaning of course that no delays seem to be on the horizon.

Astral Chain, from Platinum Games and Hideki Kamiya (also responsible for Bayonetta and NieR: Automata) was first revealed back in February.

Astral Chain’s plot will revolve around a multicultural cyberpunk city known as The Ark. Dimensional gates begin to open up around the city and obviously, evil creatures start coming through and causing havoc. You’re a member of the Ark’s police force and a special task unit known as Neuron. Humanity uses special “living weapons” called the Legion. Combat can be executed using the synergy between you and your Legion. Players will have several different Legion to choose from.

Players will also have the opportunity to choose one of two characters during the adventure, male or female. The two are twin siblings and depending on which you choose, the other will act as your closest squadmate throughout the narrative.

New and gorgeous artwork was also recently revealed from Masakazu Katsura, the man behind the manga series Zetman and Video Girl Ai, as he designed the two protagonists as well as the various Legion weapons. Kamiya denied any relation between Astral Chain and the cancelled Scalebound.

You can preorder the title for Nintendo Switch here.

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