Astral Chain

PlatinumGames, Nintendo

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
87
Top Critic Average
97%
Critics Recommend
Based on 80 critic reviews
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Astral Chain

Rating Summary

Based on 80 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Based on 80 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchAug 30, 2019

Developer: PlatinumGames

Publisher: Nintendo

Genres: Action, Adventure

ASTRAL CHAIN is a new action game from PlatinumGames, directed by Takahisa Taura, known for his work as the game designer on NieR:Automata, and supervised by Hideki Kamiya, creator of the Bayonetta series.
- ASTRAL CHAIN, a brand new action game from PlatinumGames, is coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch! As part of a police special task force, it's up to you to fight against mysterious, alien-like creatures who have invaded the world.
- Choose between two playable characters - one male, one female - on your adventure. The character you don't choose also appears as your younger twin, and a fellow member of Neuron.
- In order to resist the creatures, humanity developed a special weapon: the Legion. The Legion acts as your partner, and helps with your investigations.
- Work together with the Legion and use all sorts of combat styles to fight your enemies. Use this synergetic action system to battle and explore together!

Where to Buy

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Review Data

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Strong Head
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Trailers

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ASTRAL CHAIN - Launch trailer (Nintendo Switch)

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NEW Astral Chain Gameplay - Can We Defuse the Bomb? - Nintendo Minute

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Three Things You Might Not Know About ASTRAL CHAIN - E3 2019

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IGN

9 / 10.0
IGN

Astral Chain is every bit as awesome as it looks in motion, which is to say it's downright incredible.

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Eurogamer

Essential
Eurogamer

Sprawling, varied and constantly stylish, Astral Chain is a very different breed of action game that ranks with Platinum's best.

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Metro GameCentral

9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Another classic action game from Platinum that's so full of ideas it seems fit to burst and yet everything not only works perfectly but is filled with an infectious sense of goofy fun.

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