Previously, PlatinumGames stated that the intellectual property for the Switch game is in the hands of both the developer and Nintendo. Recently, however, fans noted that the copyright on the game’s website refers only to Nintendo.
“It’s what it looks like,” Inaba said at the time. he was asked if the removal of PlatinumGames’ name means anything. “It’s as it is written on the website: Astral Chain is their IP and we are limited in how much we want to talk about it.”
Then After the interview, the company was asked for more clarification, a spokesperson said ‘not in a position to answer the question’. It is therefore unclear to what extent Nintendo and PlatinumGames may work together for a sequel to Astral Chain.
It is not uncommon for PlatinumGames to have no control over the franchises in which it develops games. Of all the recent games, only The Wonderful 101 is from the company itself.
Astral Chain appeared exclusively for Nintendo Switch in 2019.