Takahisa Taura shared the news in a roundtable interview with Famitsu (translated by Ryokutya2089). It’s the first indication the studio has given of the game’s performance, following its August release to favourable reviews.
In a previous interview Taura shared his desire to create a sequel, telling Malaysian site Bunny Gaming: “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.”
VGC’s Astral Chain review called the title “a one of a kind combat experience and Platinum’s most well-rounded adventure to date.”
In a written statement published on its website, Platinum CEO Kenichi Sato claimed that the investment would have “no effect” on the studio’s independence, but would help its move into self-publishing.
Platinum has made no secret of its ambition to move into self-publishing.
Platinum has two in-development original IPs, which will be owned entirely by the studio.