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There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee – that says, ‘Fool me once, shame on… shame on you. Fool me… you can’t get fooled again.‘”

– George W. Bush.

PlatinumVideo games has introduced that Sol Cresta, its April Fools’ Day shmup from last year, is now truly in development for PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch, and can launch in some unspecified time in the future later in 2021 as the primary launch in the writer’s new “Neo-Classic Arcade” vary.

Sol Cresta was revealed on April 1, 2020 as one of many Japanese developer’s “Platinum4” bulletins. Ostensibly a sequel to each 1980’s Moon Cresta and 1985’s Terra Cresta, Sol Cresta was supposedly a joint manufacturing between Platinum and the retro-loving Hamster company, earlier than the previous finally revealed that the title was merely a cute gag made in the spirit of the season.

So, roll on April Fools’ Day 2021 and belief Platinum to announce that Sol Cresta is seemingly a actual launch genuinely in development. The first trailer, which you’ll be able to try above, options slight footage of the vertically scrolling shmup in motion, earlier than teasing viewers with a launch date with out truly providing one.

As I noted at the time, Sol Cresta was a legitimately thrilling thought, as each Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta have been stable golden-age shmups that deserved a contemporary revisit. And so, if Sol Cresta is legitimately going to blast off on PC and consoles quickly, I’m happy that what began out as a goofy joke would possibly truly find yourself giving us a cool sequel to one of many shmup style’s forgotten forefathers.