Developer PlatinumGames has announced during its latest stream that their shmup, Sol Cresta, will be releasing for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam on February 22, 2022.
You can view the live stream where this announcement occurred below:
This game has received multiple delays for a variety of reasons, so it’s good to finally see it coming to fruition with a solidified release date. Here’s hoping it doesn’t get delayed yet again for one reason or the other. Personally, I am quite intrigued to see how this game turns out as this genre direction is out of left field for PlatinumGames’ usual output.
Sol Cresta gameplay features where players will be able to dock with friendly ships to unlock new powerups. Further, ships can be reconfigured during a stage to change bullet spreads, and ships can also fire in multiple directions depending on the configuration. The team has dubbed this “Free-Form docking and shooting action.”
PlatinumGames initially teased this game as a joke, but the developer has recently begun self-publishing their titles as well with the release of Wonderfull 101 Remastered for modern platforms. It seems they won’t be hosting a crowdfunding campaign for Sol Cresta, which was speculated when it was revealed.
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