Covering the information on April 1st generally is a fraught prospect, however PlatinumGames insists that its latest announcement – the event of a shooter sport referred to as Sol Cresta – is the true deal. In truth, Sol Cresta was a part of the corporate’s earlier spherical of April Fools’ Day jokes in 2020.

Check out a trailer for Sol Cresta:

Sol Cresta is a follow-up to 2 basic arcade taking pictures video games: 1980’s Moon  Cresta and 1985’s Terra Cresta. Like many shooters, they concerned gamers piloting a ship on a hard and fast, scrolling display, filling the display with fireplace to down baddies. The Cresta video games’ principal gimmick was a “docking” performance. Players may earn power-up objects as they fought, which resulted in items being added to their ship. These items functioned in a large number of the way, from working like further lives to including further weapons. Most importantly, in addition they added a motion problem to the mid-combat proceedings. Players needed to align their ship with the power-ups, risking injury. Further, docking up meant rising the scale of 1’s ship and thus the potential assault floor, which is a key concern in taking pictures video games.

Sol Cresta was initially “announced” on April 1, 2020 as a joke collaboration between PlatinumGames and Arcade Archives writer Hamster Corporation. There the 2 corporations produced this teaser, on the time considered pretend:

As it seems, the one pretend factor about Sol Cresta was the implication that it could be included in a big arcade cupboard. The actual sport is headed to modern platforms and is anticipated to be out there someday in 2021. It is alleged to be the primary in a “Neo Classic Arcade” collection, which can suggest future makes an attempt to create “sequels” to outdated arcade classics could also be within the works.

Sol Cresta is coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC in 2021. You may attempt the unique video games, Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta as a part of the Arcade Archives line on the PlayStation Four and Nintendo Switch.