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Astral Chain Director Says Legion Summons May Have Been Influenced By His Childhood Love For Pokemon

Astral Chain Director Says Legion Summons May Have Been Influenced By His Childhood Love For Pokemon

Nintendo and PlatinumGames has been putting out short gameplay clips and info tidbits about Astral Chain and will continue to do so all throughout the month until the game’s release!

In the past few days, Nintendo’s official PR Twitter account has released bits and pieces of new information, footages, and interesting details surrounding Astral Chain’s gameplay and inspirations.

In particular, Takahisa Taura, the game’s director, shared that Astral Chain’s story and art style has been largely inspired by Japanese police procedurals and sci-fi anime. You can read more about this on a comprehensive interview from our previous report.

In addition, on a recent tweet, Mr. Taura reveals that one major gameplay aspect of Astral Chain, where players summon and fight alongside their Legions, may have been greatly influenced by his childhood love for Pokemon.

Astral Chain launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on 30th August 2019.

Check out the latest tweets below:

Beast Legion Footage

Mr. Taura’s Case Files 01: Legion Control

Mr. Taura’s Case Files 02: Story and Art style Inspiration

Mr. Taura’s Case Files 03: Legion Summons