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Interview with Taura Takahisa discusses possibility of Astral Chain sequel, mistranslated comments about a trilogy, and more

An exclusive interview from Bunnygaming sits down with Taura Takahisa to talk about Platinum Games' recently released title Astral Chain. In the interview, Takahisa reveals he is unsure about the possibility of a sequel. He also notes that his previous remark from a different interview on Astral Chain being part of a trilogy was actually a mistranslation. Check out the snippet from the interview below.

BG – "Taura-san, you have mentioned in a previous interview that a sequel to Astral Chain is subjected to how well the game sells in the market. Does the studio have an expectation on how much sales at least to justify a sequel?"

Taura Takahisa – "I can only say that the idea of a sequel at this point is something I am unsure of and I do not have the current sales figure right now. But I will be very happy if the game is well received and sells well!"

BG – "It was rumoured that Astral Chain is part of a possible trilogy, do you already have an idea on how the next Astral Chain game would look in gameplay and story should you get to direct one?"

Taura Takahisa – "The trilogy remark was actually a mistranslation from a previous interview. I actually meant to say that I do have a lot of ideas at my disposal and if there’s an opportunity to make a sequel or more entries, I’d be able to do so."

Check out the full interview here!

Categories: Interviews
Tags: interview, switch
Games: Astral Chain

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After finishing the game I feel like there is definitely room for future entries, there are a lot of questions and characters that need to be explored. I just hope that we get a protagonist that will talk next time, for games like this and Xenoblade X I feel it would make the story more engaging.

socar
Wed Sep 18 19 02:49pm
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I can only say that the idea of a sequel at this point is something I am unsure of and I do not have the current sales figure right now. But I will be very happy if the game is well received and sells well!

What platinum games game has sold well to begin with?

Nier: A was a pretty big hit. I also think Bayonetta sold OK across all platfors and Bayo 2 at least sold better on Swith than Wii U (Duh!). Depends on your definition of good sales.

For all the games that they have made, they need at least million sold for it to be profitable. I mean how can they produce those high quality graphics on their games and can't make dent out of them?

1: Got a link to back up those claims? Though I think Niet: A sold pretty good, and also MadWorld was somewhat low budget (still a great gme though).

2: Companies take risks, but why take so many risks with Platinum if there was no money in the game?

Wonderful 101 bombed. Bayonetta initially did not meet expectations.

Besides Bayonetta, I can't tell what games they made that performed well.

Nier A was siccess I think. Metal Gear did OK last I heard. But yeah, their games don't sell like crazy. Which os sad since most of them are great. Serms like AC is doing pretty well though.

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