After formal Astral Chain The website changed its copyright list last week. Platinum Games It has been confirmed that the IP belongs to Nintendo for a longer time.
The 2019 Nintendo Switch game is another acclaimed PlatinumGames title directed by Takahisa Taura, and we are called an action master class by respected developers.
Platinum has previously stated that “StarChain” itself is jointly owned by the game publisher and Nintendo, although the latter has the right to distribute the game.
Now, in an interview with VGC, the head of the studio, Asushi Inaba, said the situation “looks like”.
PlatinumGames developers said: “As written on the website: Astral Chain is their IP, so we think that what we should talk about is limited.”
The significance of this for the future of the series remains to be seen: last year we saw PlatinumGames gain control of Wonderful 101, thus launching remastered versions of the game on PC, PS4 and Switch, and the company has been working hard to position itself as a self Publishing studio.
Therefore, the relationship between the two companies has been a bit strange. PlatinumGames once suggested that Astral Chain can be used on other platforms, but now that the IP rights have been transferred to Nintendo, this seems unlikely to happen.