Nintendo has revealed Astral Chain as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, a new action game destined for the portable home console from PlatinumGames.
When gates to another dimension suddenly appear in the Ark, a multi-cultural city in the near future, dangerous creatures start to emerge that attack the people and pollute the land.
With normal police forces unable to compete with them, a brand new, special police task force known as Neuron is formed.
You can choose between two playable characters – one male, one female – on your adventure, with whichever character you don’t choose appearing as your younger twin and fellow Neuron member.
In order to fight back against these creatures, humanity developed a special weapon called the Legion. It acts as your partner and helps with your investigations, however, in battle, it shows its real ability.
Working together with Legion you can use different combat styles to fight your enemies. That could see you both attack the same enemy simultaneously, target different opponents, or send Legion on the offensive while you support it with items.
Known for his work as the game designer on NieR: Automata, Takahisa Taura makes his directorial debut and is responsible for the game’s concept and planning. Bayonetta series creator Hideki Kamiya is supervising the project, with character designs by manga artist Masakazu Katsura, who created ZETMAN and Video Girl Ai.
Astral Chain will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on August 30th.