E3 2019: PlatinumGames Releases Astral Chain Gameplay Trailer, Announces August 2019 Launch Date

June 12, 2019

Astral Chain, the hyper-stylish anime action game from PlatinumGames will arrive exclusively on Nintendo Switch this August. We finally got to see the game in action too!

In a gameplay trailer shown off during the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct, Astral Chain looked every bit the over-the-top, combat-heavy game we’ve come to expect from Platinum. However, to combine that with stunning visuals that really push expectations of what the Nintendo Switch can do is really something else.

Combat looks to be a mix of close quarters and ranged attacks, with a helping hand from your trusty Legion companions too. This extra pair of hands can be changed on the fly, and also seem to be integral to traversing the world as well as being a boost in combat. They’ll  certainly come in handy seeing as the world appears to be collapsing courtesy of some unknown, demonic-looking threat.

Astral Chain releases on August 30th, 2019. For more anime-esque ridiculousness, click here. To see more of Nintendo’s 2019 lineup, you can watch the full E3 2019 Direct on Nintendo’s YouTube channel.

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Ant Barlow

Started with the PlayStation, now I'm here... with a PlayStation. Once skipped school to play the Metal Gear Solid demo repeatedly. I love stories big and small. Trophy hunter. Recent VR convert. Probably a hipster.