We’re now in the midst of the video game busy season, so get excited because we already have two incredible contenders for 2019’s Game of the Year…

Astral Chain (Switch)

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Much like many of Platinum Games’ previous efforts (Bayonetta, Nier: Automata) Astral Chain is a wild, unexpected ride that’ll have you scratching your head in all the best ways.

Part Power Rangers, part Gundam, and even part Pokémon – the action game is a fascinating mix of influences that is just so damn cool to watch and play.

As a rookie police officer, it’s your job to fight off dimension-jumping aliens, dubbed Chimera, by doing battle alongside a Legion – a Chimera that has been turned into an ally via a physic link.