[UPDATE] Platinum Games says Astral Chain was developed with intentions of being part of a trilogy

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    Releasing in the coming months is one of the bigger third-party exclusives for the Nintendo Switch--Astral Chain--which is being developed by the beloved Platinum Games. During an interview with IGN Benelux, the director of Astral Chain, Takahisa Taura, commented on if the game would have any DLC, saying that while there's no DLC planned for release, Platinum has developed this new IP with the intentions of it being the first part of a trilogy. In terms of story, there's enough content to cover two more games in the future. However, whether we see those sequels in the future relies on how well Astral Chain sells, when it releases on August 30th.

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  1. Veho

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    They should have called it Astral Link. It will only become a chain if they release sequels.
     
  2. IHOP

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    Is it just me or does this game seem the least interesting out of Nintendo's lineup this year? It doesn't even necessarily look bad its just i have no excitement towards this game.
     
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  3. warweeny

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    Yes, everyone is waiting for boring monotonous fighting like all platinum games have and then expect to sell millions with the knowledge that it is not ending.

    Good marketing everyone.
     
  4. Clydefrosch

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    show me the ip that isn't writen in a way that it could be continued... like jesus, of course
     
  5. masagrator

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    Not all Platinum games are slashers. So not always fighting is the core of their games.

    From what I see they want another story driven game like Automata.
     
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  6. RedoLane

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    And here I hoped it would be a standalone IP without any intention to continue it further.
    I was wrong. i'm not impressed. Planning ahead of time usually comes with a risk.
     
  7. proffk

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    From the first trailer this game looked awesome. Now I have seen gameplay since E3 I'm kind of put off after seeing it set in a open world environment. I hate how games follow this path. I prefer linear levels like Bayonetta. I'll wait for reviews.
     
  8. GoldenBullet

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    I actually think this is the most underrated game coming to the switch for third parties. I haven't played many platinum games but the gameplay and trailers for this one looks fun.
     
  9. SexySpai

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    Oh, so it wasn't made as filler for Nintendo Directs?
     
  10. EmulateLife

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    What happened to Bayonetta 3?
     
  11. leon315

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    IS THIS GAME funded by nintendo? afak Platinum usually release games on multiple platforms.
     
  12. Lazyboss

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    I don't think your opinion matters to us.
     
  13. masagrator

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    Bayonetta 2 is not multi-platform. They have both multi-platform and exclusive titles.
     
  14. leon315

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    Bayonetta 2 and sequel are financially funded by nintendo, that's why they are tied to ninty's consoles, what about Astral chain? is this funded by nintendo too?
     
  15. raxadian

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    That's a way to make people don't want to play the game. Because videogame conpanies are crashing like flies into Fly zappers.

    What you do is make a decent game with a real ending and then make a sequel if the game sells well.

    And NEVER EVER give level editors to the fans because that kills the franchise or at least means you have to wait several years, so the graphics look way better, to release a sequel.

    Unless the whole point of the game is making levels and even then you need the huge graphics upgrade for the sequel. And make sure is been a few years.
     
  16. masagrator

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    Nintendo is a Publisher of this game, so yeah.
     
  17. kumikochan

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    Also not that exited for this. Really don't get why everybody loves platinum games that much when they released quite some bad games over the years (one of a few would the legend of korra) plus the ones that sold good weren't that extremely good to begin with. Yeah they were enjoyable and not bad but def not noteworthy in my eyes. Can someone please give me some good points why platinum games makes better games than most studios and why they are regarded the way they are ?
     
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  18. leon315

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    NOT EVERY studio releases master piece from the begining of their career: Even from software made some garbage like KUON, but we don't burry them with criticism.

    We almost remember Platinum for making Metal gear Rising, Bayonetta, vanquish and Nier automata, especially the last one, such gorgeous butt :3
     
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  19. EmulateLife

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    Why do you need an explanation? If you don't like them, don't buy their games it's that simple. They have plenty of highly regarded games by the majority of gamers that play them.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    DMC was made by Ninja Theory not Platinum.
     
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