April Fool’s joke becomes reality
First announced as an April Fool’s joke exactly one year ago, PlatinumGames has unveiled a new trailer for Sol Cresta. Partnering with Hamster Corporation to develop the shoot em’ up, PlatinumGames have announced a 2021 release window for the PS4, Switch and Steam platforms. It will be a spiritual successor to shoot em’up classics Moon’s Cresta (1980) and Terra Cresta (1985).
This time it looks like no joke and follows in the trend of recent April’s fool’s marketing by gaming developers. Previous examples include Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria and Fighting EX Layer, where developers announce games on April’s Fools day to gauge interest only to later develop them into fruition.
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