To celebrate the recent launch of Astral Chain, PlatinumGames is continuing to reveal interesting tidbits surrounding its latest action title. In a new case file, director Takahisa Taura explains the inspiration behind the character designs for the game. “We asked Masakazu Katsura, the manga artist, to do the character designs for Astral Chain,” he said. “When we envisioned the setting, we felt Mr. Katsura’s character designs with their strong lines would be a perfect fit.”
Taura added: “I’m also a big fan of the ZETMAN manga. We also felt the clothing on Mr. Katsura’s characters fit the atmosphere of a live-action super hero show in Japan, which is where we came up with the idea for the Legatus. It’s fair to say that Mr. Katsura’s designs really set the direction for this title.” Astral Chain is now available worldwide, exclusively for Nintendo Switch.