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Astral Chain Is A New Awesome Nintendo Switch Action Game From Platinum Games

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At Nintendo Direct, BayonettaNier Automata, and Vanquish developer Platinum Games released its new Switch game: a cyberpunk action game called Astral Chain.

The trailer shows off the stylish anime police battling monsters beside mecha partners and pulling up what seem to be predictive holographic interfaces to see what’ll happen to people and environments around them. Nier Automata designer Takahisa Taura is directing, and Bayonetta and original Devil May Cry director Hideki Kamiya is supervising the production of the game. It is simply awesome, check out the trailer above to see its pure awesomeness.

In Astral Chain, you’ll battle and investigate alongside a “special living weapon” called Legion, which can change into various combat styles that include some kind of astral-ish chain-like object.

“You could both attack the same enemy simultaneously, target different opponents, or send your Legion on the offensive while you support it with items,” says the game’s description.

“In the Ark, a multi-cultural city in the near future, disaster strikes when gates to another dimension suddenly appear! Dangerous creatures begin to emerge, attacking the people and polluting the land, and normal police forces are unable to compete with them. To stand up against these threats, a brand new, special police unit known as Neuron is formed.”

Also, you can pick between two characters—one male and one female—and whichever you don’t pick will still look in the game as your younger twin. That’s awesome.

Astral Chain will hit stores on August 30. Oh, and according to director Yoko Taro, Astral Chain director Takahisa Taura’s nickname is “USB” or “Ultimate Sex Beast.” No, I’m not kidding.

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