Platinum Games has announced that the official launch date of its top-down shooter Sol Cresta will fall on December 9, 2021. It additionally revealed the Sol Cresta Dramatic DLC, which can embrace extra voices and situations. The sport will probably be download-only and price ¥3,980 (about $36). [Thanks, Famitsu!]

The launch date was introduced in the direction of the top of a Bitsummit 2021 panel, that includes Platinum Games founder Hideki Kamiya. As the title suggests, Sol Cresta‘s Dramatic Mode will include fully voiced playable scenarios with characters and a storyline. The game will also have an Easy and Very Easy difficulty setting, so longtime fans and newcomers can enjoy it.

Furthermore, Kamiya mentioned that the idea for a Cresta sequel was not something that came from Hamster Corporation, the owners of the Cresta series IP. Rather, Kamiya and Platinum Games producer Atsushi Inaba had discussed the idea of a possible Cresta sequel back in 2018. After developing a concept for the game, the team presented it to Hamster Corporation CEO Satoshi Hamada. Kamiya also recalls that he was “incredibly nervous” leading up to the presentation.

I already had a personal relationship with Hamster Corporation’s CEO, Hamada-san. However, up till that time there was no buisness, and I had solely come to Hamster Corporation as a fan … This time it was going to be about buisness, and I used to be extremely nervous. Especially contemplating we had used the Cresta title with out approval, I used to be afraid that I might be requested ‘what I was doing’ and injury my relationship with Hamada-san.

Sol Cresta would later seem as an April Fools announcement in 2020 earlier than Platinum Games confirmed the sport’s official growth a 12 months later. Platinum Games additionally launched gameplay particulars that concentrate on the upcoming title’s Yamato formation mechanics.

Sol Cresta will launch for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC through Steam on December 9, 2021. It will solely be accessible through obtain and price ¥3,980 (about $36).