Platinum Video games has launched a brand new trailer for its 2020 April Fools recreation Sol Cresta, main many to wonder if it is really popping out.
Again in April 2020, Platinum Video games updated its ‘Platinum 4’ website and revealed a side-scrolling shooter referred to as Sol Cresta, which was apparently being developed in collaboration with HAMSTER Company.
On condition that the information got here on April Idiot’s Day, it is thought that the sport wasn’t really an actual mission, regardless of how genuine it seemed. Certain sufficient, the trailer was eventually tagged with #AprilFoolsDay and #Gotcha, confirming that it was a ruse.
あの名作合体シューティング『ムーンクレスタ』『テラクレスタ』の魂を受け継いだ新作『ソルクレスタ』が発売決定！#SolCresta #MoonCresta #TerraCrestahttps://t.co/gS9CNDpFqG pic.twitter.com/a2k9L2oYaU
— プラチナゲームズ公式アカウント (@platinumgames_j) April 1, 2021
However quick ahead to April 2021 and Platinum is again at once more. There is a new trailer for Sol Cresta, however this time there aren’t any April Idiot’s tags. As a substitute, we get some in-development gameplay footage and the trailer ends by revealing that the sport is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Swap and Steam, as a part of the NEO-Traditional Arcade Sequence Vol. 1.
So are the builders nonetheless joking? As noticed by Elixir on Twitter, an official trademark for Sol Cresta was noticed in February, including extra gas to the hearth that the sport is de facto popping out.
It would not be the primary time an April Idiot’s recreation grew to become a actuality. Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s turn-based fight was famously first announced as an April Fool’s Joke.
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