Astral Chain looks like another PlatinumGames cult classic in the making - VG247

From VG247: "A pinch of Bayonetta, a little dash of Nier, some Arkham-style detective mode action and oodles of style – Nintendo and PlatinumGames’ latest collaboration has cult classic written all over it.

I always knew Astral Chain was going to be worth keeping a close eye on. It was the director that sold me: Takahisa Taura was key to the development Nier Automata, and when I interviewed him alongside Nier creator Yoko Taro, the also extremely talented Taro couldn’t say enough good things about Taura. The praise was delivered in a teasing way, with Taro chanting “Taura Productions” at the embarrassed young designer after predicting he would become the next Hideo Kojima, but the admiration was clearly there. Now Taura has his own game, developed under the supervision of Hideki Kamiya, another master. The chances of it being naff always seemed pretty slim."

ShockUltraslash1849d ago (Edited 1849d ago )

Mandatory QTE
Cutscenes interrupting boss battles
Bike segments
Shooter segments
Horrible camera
Platinum Classic.

DarkZane1849d ago

Speak for yourself, it doesn't look very good to me. Then again, PlatinumGames games are hit or miss. Bayonetta, Nier Automata are pretty good, but then they have pretty bad games like Anarchy Reign.

AK911849d ago

Damn right it does and I can't wait to play it.

Nacho_Z1848d ago

I prefer the look of Babylon's Fall albeit there's only been a trailer so far.


Ubisoft Not Worried About GTA 6: Other Games Out During GTA's Past Releases Do Really Well

Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot isn't worried about about GTA 6 and states that from their experience, games available during a GTA launch do well.

Hofstaderman15h ago(Edited 15h ago)

Brave words.... GTA V has done well since 2013 to date. 11 years, Yves.

RiseNShine14h ago

Old man, now that it's even trendy, it's time to step down, Ubisoft is looking worse than ever.

Inverno8h ago

You've not had to worry about a GTA game being released for over a decade bro. There are games bigger than what Ubi shites out that avoid releasing around the time of GTA, that's how massive GTA is.

Demetrius7h ago(Edited 7h ago)

I if I were other devs I wouldn't worry neither, especially since down the line rockstar will abandon offline support and fully focus on online only bs. Hopefully Gta 6 is made with plenty of depth and not just gorgeous graphics, come on rockstar come back and show how open world games should be.

DarXyde3h ago

Rockstar putting out a new GTA or Red Dead Redemption is like Kendrick Lamar putting out a new album: it doesn't happen often.

... But when it does, it's an industry-stopping event where you'll enjoy it and go through it time and again to really peel back the layers of the experience, coming away with new perceptions each time.

Ubisoft is known for prolific, cookie cutter slop. Which I would probably compare to Drake post-NWtS.


Capcom Has No Plans To Discontinue Availability Of Games Via Physical Media

Capcom has announced that it has no plans to discontinue the availability of its games via physical media.

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shinoff218320h ago

Interesting. Then where the fk are the new moster hunter games , physically in north America. Hell I'd even import but the 2nd game is a digital code. What's up capcom?

VersusDMC8h ago

Obviously they don't mean 100% of their games are going to be physical.

And considering 90% of their sales were digital last year you're lucky they are still releasing physical at all.


Cacabunga9h ago

I will support them going forward! No physical no buy

CobraKai8h ago

They got my continued support for sure

DarXyde3h ago

I generally agree regarding all games.

But I do make a carve-out for indies that don't have the budget for physical releases

QuantumMechanic16h ago(Edited 16h ago)

Great news! I'd also like to see their PS VR2 experiences released on physical media.

ravens5216h ago

👏🏽👏 27997;👏🏽㈇ 9;🏽. I will continue to purchase their games!

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Digital Extremes Talks Warframe and Soulframe at TennoCon - Weapons, Cycles and Zones

Digital Extremes Warframe: 1999 & Soulframe Interview at TennoCon 2024- The studio talks about the upcoming expansion, and its new project.