Alongside the announcement of PlatinumGames’ Sol Cresta release date, the developer also shared the title’s key art, drawn by lead UI Designer Rui Onishi.
You can view the tweet initially sharing this new artwork below:
Check out the new key art for #SOLCRESTA😍
It's hand-drawn by our very talented Lead UI Designer, Rui Onishi!
— PlatinumGames Inc. (@platinumgames) January 24, 2022
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.
Sol Cresta is releasing Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam on February 22, 2022.
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