Soapbox: Astral Chain Was The Game Nintendo Needed Most In Its 2019 Switch Lineup

And Platinum, for that matter.

Astral Chain is now a year old. In this soapbox piece, Mitch Vogel explains why he thinks it’s one of the most significant Switch titles yet.

This past weekend marked the first anniversary of the release of Astral Chain, the latest product of the long-standing collaboration between PlatinumGames and Nintendo. Featuring hectic cyberpunk battles, stylish anime action, and oodles of cats, it didn’t take long for this release to become a fan favourite and one of the best-selling games for the platform. However, Astral Chain was an even more significant title than it might appear at first glance, so much so that we’d argue it was the most important release that Nintendo put out last year.

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