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Astral Chain has 'Sold Above Expectation,' Says Platinum Games Director

Astral Chain has 'Sold Above Expectation,' Says Platinum Games Director - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 June 2020 / 4,119 Views

Platinum Games released Astral Chain exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on August 30, 2019. The director of the game, Takahisa Taura, announced the game has sold above expectations. However, no exact figures were provided.

"Thankfully, Astral Chain has sold above expectations," said Taura.

Here is an overview of the game:

Humanity’s last chance against an interdimensional invasion is a special living weapon called the Legion. As a rookie officer in the elite police task force Neuron, you and your Legion will work together to solve cases and save humankind.

The Astral Chain game gives you full control over two characters at once for thrilling Synergetic Action, courtesy of PlatinumGames. Alternate between several Legion types and skills to save the world your way.

Astral Chain features character designs by the acclaimed manga artist Masakazu Katsura (ZETMAN, Video Girl Ai), and marks the directorial debut of PlatinumGames’ Takahisa Taura (designer of NieR:Automata). Hideki Kamiya, director of the Bayonetta game and writer/supervisor of the Bayonetta 2 game, provides supervision.

Key Features:

  • Players can control the protagonist and a special weapon called a Legion simultaneously, building stylish combos by using both characters in tandem
  • There are multiple Legions in the game, each with different combat styles and abilities. Players can even strategically change between Legions at will during real-time battles
  • This apocalyptic setting is full of intricate details and interesting characters, including citizens and suspects you can interact with in the city, others in the special police task force, and your twin sibling
  • Use the abilities of the Legion not only in battle but also for investigating cases and solving environmental puzzles
  • Uncover the secrets of the alternate dimension called the Astral Plane, where the mysterious invaders originate
  • Astral Chain is 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

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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V-r0cK (on 07 January 2020)

That's great to hear from a new IP!

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Medisti (on 07 January 2020)

I haven't beaten it yet, but I've really enjoyed what I've played. Very fun game!

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progstarmac (on 07 January 2020)

An excellent addition to any switch gamer.

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Zenos (on 07 January 2020)

That's good to hear. Astral Chain was my favourite game from last year.

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routsounmanman (on 07 January 2020)

Imagine if Nintendo didn't sandwich it between Link's Awakening and FE: Three houses...

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Nuvendil routsounmanman (on 07 January 2020)

I don't feel like it suffered too much from that, August was a pretty empty month all things considered and Link's Awakening was three weeks away. I think it might have been able to do a bit better in December perhaps, given that month was also empty but has a lot of spending going on.

The main game that comes to mind as having suffered from the schedule was Daemon X Machina, that game did end up buried.

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Jranation routsounmanman (on 07 January 2020)

Im hoping the vouchers helped it.

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SanAndreasX routsounmanman (on 08 January 2020)

It charted despite being released at the ass end of August.

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xl-klaudkil (on 08 January 2020)

Now release it on ps4

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HoangNhatAnh xl-klaudkil (on 08 January 2020)

May as well ask for Bayonetta 2 & 3 on ps4 then

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Rafie xl-klaudkil (on 08 January 2020)

It's a first party Nintendo game. It would be no different than asking for Mario or Zelda to come to PS4.

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Amnesia (on 07 January 2020)
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