Nier: Automata and Bayonetta developer PlatinumVideo games’ newest mission is a vertical-scrolling shoot-’em-up known as Sol Cresta. It’s a sequel to the 1985 arcade recreation Terra Cresta, and sure, apparently it’s actual, regardless of in the present day’s date.
PlatinumVideo games introduced Sol Cresta Thursday with a trailer that reveals the sport is at the moment in growth for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. The developer actually “announced” Sol Cresta on April 1, 2020, a reveal that was extensively presumed to be an April Fools’ Day goof. But Sol Cresta is seemingly actual, and being developed in collaboration with Hamster Corp. — maker of the Arcade Archives model of retro video games — which owns the rights to the Cresta sequence.
The first recreation within the vertical-scrolling shmup sequence was Moon Cresta. It was developed by Nichibutsu and launched in arcades in 1980. The follow-up, Terra Cresta, hit arcades in 1985, and spawned a number of sequels, together with Terra Force, Terra Cresta 2, and Terra Cresta 3D. Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta can be found as Arcade Archives releases on PlayStation 4.
PlatinumVideo games’ reveal of Sol Cresta is a part of a sequence of bulletins the developer has dubbed the Platinum 4. The studio additionally introduced Project G.G., The Wonderful 101 Remastered, and PlatinumVideo games Tokyo as a part of that promotional push. A fifth “bonus” announcement is deliberate for 2021.
Sol Cresta doesn’t have a confirmed launch date, however the title was recently rated in Korea, implying an imminent launch.