ASTRAL CHAIN, a brand new IP from PlatinumGames which was announced on February 13rd, 2019 in Nintendo Direct, already has its global release date set on August 30th, 2019. The trailer of the game is now available on Nintendo’s official channel on YouTube. This title is designed for Switch (Nintendo) exclusively by PlatinumGames, and will be published by Nintendo. The publisher offers both physical cartridge and digital license at the price of ¥8,618 (tax included). These can be pre-ordered on My Nintendo Store (domestic shipping only) or retailers such as Amazon (international shipping eligible). Besides the base game, they also offers ASTRAL CHAIN COLLECTOR’S EDITION at the price of ¥10,778 (tax included), which contains x1 copy of the game (physical/digital), x1 original soundtrack CD, x1 artbook. It can be pre-ordered on My Nintendo Store (domestic shipping only) or retailers such as Amazon (international shipping eligible). This COLLECTOR’S EDITION is Japan version, and it’s the only one served as special edition as currently there is no official information regarding to western or European version (※NOTE: The currency used in this post is Japanese Yen, currency exchange fee and shipping fee may be calculated for foreign purchase, plus shipment may won’t be supported for some regions. Some retailers may offer cheaper price). The game follows action RPG and owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics. According to the information written on launch site, the game is playable with 2 players, however the detail is staying undisclosed.
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