Just finished all of WP’s e3 coverage, and I was surprised to hear no mention at all of Astral Chain?
It seems like a pretty big part of Nintendo’s 2019 portfolio, and I was under the impression that WP had a fondness for Platinum.
I was especially hoping to hear WP ask Platinum / Nintendo some pointed questions about the game’s theme / depiction of law enforcement. The Treehouse presentation in particular appeared to have the player arrest or otherwise forcibly placate various human NPC’s, and I got the impression that the developers did not think these actions in and of themselves were controversial.
However, the presenters did imply that the morality of law enforcement in that universe will become (more) complicated as the plot progresses.
(I assume they envision the controversy explored in the game lies with how the cops treat the supernatural creatures, not the people)
Either way, I have no doubt that WP will engage with the game and its politics when it releases (which is very soon) . I was just surprised it didn’t show up in their discussions.