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I think this has the potential to be become a big hit. I think Nintendo feels this too, which is why they saved it's announcement to the end alongside Link's Awakening Remake.

Definitely a flagship quality 3rd party game for Nintendo Switch.



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Rafie said:
shikamaru317 said:

Platinum is no longer working on Gran Blue in case you didn't know. Cygames recently took over full development of the title. 

Ahh damn why? Was it a license issue?! Like something expired or anything? That sucks. Well hopefully that Babylon game will still come out on PS4/Steam.

All platinum said was  the reason was simply because they had completed their contract. 



Hiku said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:
I know it's early but it looks like it could be one of the best games of the year.

Yeah, I'm not sure if I'm more surprised by the remake of Link's Awakening, or this.
The combat looks really stylish and fluid, as expected from the Nier: Automata team. And I like the art direction and setting. Now I'm really hoping it's an action-rpg so that we get to explore the world and get to know its inhabitants.
I don't have a big problem with the way the main characters look, but I would say it feels like their appearance doesn't do the rest of the game justice, from what I saw.

Also, important info:

It’ll be out on August 30. Oh, and according to Nier Automata director Yoko Taro, Astral Chain director Takahisa Taura’s nickname is “USB” or “Ultimate Sex Beast.” No, I’m not making this up. So that’s important, too.

Damn...nicknames don't get much better than that

Agreed on the action-RPG comment. Part of what is selling me on the game were those urban free-roam sections we caught a glimpse of. I hope this isn't "run through the city to hit the next encounter" a la Transformers Devastation. I hope you can actually take your time, explore, shop, and take on quests from NPCs.



Rafie said:
shikamaru317 said:

Platinum is no longer working on Gran Blue in case you didn't know. Cygames recently took over full development of the title. 

Ahh damn why? Was it a license issue?! Like something expired or anything? That sucks. Well hopefully that Babylon game will still come out on PS4/Steam.

The contract ended it seems.

Cygames statement:

Tokyo-based video game publisher and developer Cygames, Inc. (HQ: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President: Koichi Watanabe, hereinafter referred as “Cygames”) has recently been engaged in the co-development of the upcoming console game Granblue Fantasy: Relink together with esteemed developer PlatinumGames Inc.

Going forward, Cygames will handle 100 percent of development internally.

Cygames would like to assure everyone looking forward to the title that we remain committed to delivering a game that meets the expectation of our fan-base and gamers everywhere.

Platinum statement:

While we, PlatinumGames, have been working with Cygames in co-development of the upcoming console game Granblue Fantasy: Relink, we officially announce our contract on the project has come to an end. Development will still continue, but be handled solely by Cygames’ internal development team.

We would like to express our thanks to everyone who has shown interest in the project, and ask that the same support should continue for Granblue Fantasy: Relink as its production continues forward.




I legit thought this might be Xenoblade Chronicles 3 when I first saw it and heard the music but I'm glad I was wrong. This looks absolutely stunning and I can't wait to play it. Summer is going to freaking destroy my wallet.



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I legit thought this was Monolith Soft new action ip that they were working on.

But still this game looks great.



As far as I'm concerned they might as well have announced an August release date for Bayonetta 3. This game looks like it will be as good or better.



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P* always has me on board and this looks awesome. Summer is going to be over-crowded, though.



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Out of all the games in the Direct, this is the one I am most excited for. Which is strange because I don't really care about Platinum's games. So the fact that this game intrigues even me shows that this game will be interesting. I won't be surprised if this game sells a good amount.



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I'll say it since no one else is: Astral Chain for Smash.