PlatinumGames has announced that its retro-style shooter Sol Cresta will be out this year. The vertical scrolling shooter is slated to launch as a digital title on December 9 for Switch, PS4, and Steam.
The game will be priced at € 39.99 and will be self-published by PlatinumGames. In addition to the main game, Platinum announced that DLCs would be available on release day, including a new Story mode. The “Dramatic DLC” will have voice acting and a new story written by Hideki Kamiya, the game’s creative director. The price of the DLC has yet to be confirmed.
Sol Cresta is the sequel to the 1980 arcade game Moon Cresta and its 1985 successor Terra Cresta. It was originally “announced” last April 1, 2020, leading many to believe it was a joke announcement rather than an actual game. However, PlatinumGames later confirmed that the game was indeed a real product and is the first part of a planned series.
“This game will also be the first title in PlatinumGames’ new brand, the Neo-Classic Arcade series,” Platinum confirmed in April. “Stay tuned for more games in the series, where the essential fun and spirit of classic games will be perfected with modern technology and skill.”