Sol Cresta: new trailer, details, and screenshots

On April 1st, PlatinumGames announced their latest game: Sol Cresta, a sequel to Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta (vertically scrolling shooters from the 80s). It might have seemed like an April’s Fools at the time, but it certainly wasn’t: Sol Cresta is a very real game, and it’s releasing later this year worldwide (exclusively via the Nintendo eShop). It will feature music by Yuzo Koshiro!

And today, PlatinumGames have shared a brand new trailer for the game, showcasing some intense shoot ’em up action:

Also, PlatinumGames have shared not one, but two blog posts for the game. The first one is from Hideki Kamiya (Creative Director), who explains how such a unique project came to be. Click here to check it out!

Here’s an excerpt:

To explain a bit for those who may not know, Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta were released in the 80s by a game company called Nihon Bussan, better known as Nichibutsu. Both games were vertically scrolling shooters that included a play mechanic where you docked with friendly ships. At a time when shooting games where you fought alone were the norm, aggressive gameplay that made your ship more powerful as you docked with allies had gamer kids burning with excitement back then, and both games took a place in gaming history. Of course, I was one of those gamer kids and experienced the fever in real time.

The second blog post is from Takanori Sato (Director), who came to talk about the game itself, and more precisely its gameplay systems. Click here to check it out!

Here’s an excerpt:

Sol Cresta is a NEO-CLASSIC shooter in which you pilot the cutting-edge docking fighter Yamato and initiate Operation: Sol Cresta to take back the solar system from the evil Mega Zohar army. The Yamato is made up of 3 smaller ships; Unit 01 “Amaterasu,” Unit 02 “Tsukuyomi,” and Unit 03 “Susano.” By docking and splitting these three ships in a variety of ways, you can adapt to a variety of enemies and situations!

Finally, here’s some screenshots:

Sol Cresta (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet, but is slated for a 2021 release worldwide.

Source: 4Gamer


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