Astral Chain

About Astral Chain

Astral Chain is a 2019 hack and slash action-adventure video game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Nintendo for Nintendo Switch. It was directed by Takahisa Taura, who previously served as game designer for Nier: Automata, with visuals from Devil May Cry and Bayonetta series creator Hideki Kamiya, and character designs by Manga artist Masakazu Katsura.

Set in a dystopian future world, the game follows the adventures of special police officers who protect the remnants of humanity from creatures and obstacles that attack the world, and the story based on two new twin operators. Using the titular “astral chain”, the twins hold and bind the creatures, working in combat and research, referring to them as “army”. The setting of the game draws a lot from various cyberpunk manga and anime, while the gameplay combines hacking and slash fighting with elements of the game in the exploration game section. These rotating parts simultaneously control two characters; The player’s character is twinned with their Legion.

Astral Chain is thought to have a five-year development cycle and follows the list of past collaborations between PlatinumGames and Nintendo, with the two companies working together on titles such as The Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2. The game was announced in February 2019. as part of the Nintendo Direct presentation of the month. Astral Chain received mostly positive reviews from critics who praised its two-character gameplay, world building, visuals, setting and soundtrack, although it received criticism for its use of a silent character. As of December 2019, the game has sold more than one million units worldwide, making it one of the best-selling games on the Nintendo Switch.

Astral Chain is an action game where the player takes the role of an investigator from the special police force “Neuron”, who is responsible for solving cases and investigating what happened in “The Ark”, the game’s main world.

Astral Chain Recommended system requirements:   

Memory: 4 GB

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 5450

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.00GHz

File Size: 550 MB

OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10

Astral Chain Minimum system requirements:   

Memory: 2 GB

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 5450

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Q6867

File Size: 550 MB

OS: Windows 7 or newer: 32bit / 64bit


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