Astral Chain is releasing in around two months worldwide, but starting today, those who pre-ordered the game on the Japanese eShop can start preloading it on their console. Preload starting also means that we now know the game's final file size.
Astral Chain won't be among the biggest Nintendo Switch release, as it will require 9.6 GB of storage space. The Japanese version includes all of the language options that will be available in the Western release, so the file size is not going to be much different.
New Astral Chain footage has been made available earlier this week, showing more of the game's deep combat, the Legion, characters and more.
In the Ark, a multi-cultural city in the near future, disaster strikes when gates to another dimension suddenly appear! Dangerous creatures begin to emerge, attacking the people and polluting the land, and normal police forces are unable to compete with them. To stand up against these threats, a brand new, special police unit known as Neuron is formed.
Choose between two playable characters – one male, one female – on your adventure. The character you don’t choose also appears as your younger twin, and a fellow member of Neuron.
In order to resist the creatures, in Astral Chain humanity developed a special weapon: the Legion. The Legion acts as your partner, and helps with your investigations. However, it’s in battle where the Legion shows its real ability…
Work together with the Legion and use all sorts of combat styles to fight your enemies. You could both attack the same enemy simultaneously, target different opponents, or send your Legion on the offensive while you support it with items. Use this synergetic action system to battle and explore together!
Astral Chain launches on August 30th in all regions exclusively on Nintendo Switch.