Now Kickstarter marketing campaign for a remastered model of The Fantastic 101 has been formally launched, there’s discuss what different Platinum-developed Nintendo exclusives might doubtlessly be launched on different platforms. One sport that many individuals want to play (who do not appear to personal a Swap, we’d add) is Astral Chain.
As you would possibly recall, not lengthy after its launch in August final 12 months, the sport was review-bombed by disgruntled players who seemingly weren’t proud of the title being restricted to Nintendo’s hybrid platform. It is apparent a whole lot of Platinum followers on the market want to see this title made accessible on different platforms, so what are the possibilities of it really occurring?
Throughout an interview with VGC not too long ago, PlatinumGames’ head Atsushi Inaba stated it was “too early to say” what might occur, however did make clear it was an IP half-owned by Platinum and half-owned by Nintendo.
Within the case of Astral Chain, it’s an IP that’s owned half by Platinum and half by Nintendo. So proper now it simply got here out and it’s too early to say.
When additional pressed on the potential of a multi-platform launch, Inaba stated it was in the end Nintendo’s choice, as they personal the publishing rights, and defined how PlatinumGames’ acquisition of The Fantastic 101 rights was an “unique” case.
Finally it’s Nintendo’s name, not ours. They personal the publishing rights to Astral Chain so actually now we have no say in that matter.
The excellent news for Nintendo followers is that Astral Chain seems to have been much more profitable than The Fantastic 101, which was launched throughout the troubled Wii U era in 2013. Not way back, PlatinumGames’ director Takahisa Taura stated the corporate’s newest Nintendo unique “offered above expectations” and final week it was revealed the sport had offered roughly 1.03 million copies to this point.
In different phrases, we do not assume Nintendo can be as keen to let go of this unique sooner or later. What do you make of Inaba’s combined messages, although? Go away a remark beneath.