PlatinumGames and Hamster Corporation announced that their shmup, Sol Cresta, will launch on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC-via Steam on December 9, 2021, for $39.99.
Additionally, PlatinumGames also announced plans for the release of “Sol Cresta Dramatic DLC” which will add a new, voiced story mode written by creative director Hideki Kamiya. More DLC is said to be in development and will be announced closer to launch. Pricing for the DLC has not been revealed, but it will release on the same date as the game.
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.
We’ll keep you updated on the development of Sol Cresta.
You can watch the new gameplay trailer below to see the shmup in action:
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