The Marketing Machine at work
And just when Nintendo of Japan releases a new “Action Introduction” trailer for Astral Chain, PlatinumGames releases a new developer blog by the game’s animator, Marumi Nakajo.
Here is some of the content from the blog:
Hello, everyone. My name is Marumi Nakajo, and I’m an animator on ASTRAL CHAIN. As the project draws to a close, I’ve been finishing up animations for the Beast Legion, as well as the chimeric enemies you’ll be fighting.
If you watch the first trailer that we released, you’ll catch one of my favorite scenes right towards the beginning. It’s when the player and their twin use their new Legatus devices to call their Legions for the first time. That summoning sequence has a great sentai energy! (“Sentai” is a genre of action show popular in Japan, featuring teams of superheroes. Their heroic transformations are often accompanied by unique poses and catchphrases.) If you don’t know what I’m talking about, take a look at the first trailer again. I’ll wait!
Keep a close eye on that trailer and you’ll see the Sword, Arrow and Beast Legions. If you caught the Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentations at E3 last week, you saw two more Legion types for the first time. (If you didn’t, keep reading for the video!)
From left to right: Sword, Arrow, Arm, Beast and Axe Legions, at your service!
Head over to the PlatinumGames blog to read about this and more developer updates from the Astral Chain team.
Sergio Acevedo is a writer at Force in Unison and Miketendo64. You can also talk with him about Nintendo happenings on Twitter and listen to his Nintendo Podcast at the Force in Unison Gaming channel.