PlatinumGames is one of those developers that instantly makes one perk up when it’s announced they’re working on something. The house that brought us Bayonetta, Nier: Automata, Astral Chain, and more has rightfully earned that reputation. Their next title isn’t another 3D action title though, but instead a 2D vertical shooter that wouldn’t be out of place in an arcade. 

Yes, Sol Cresta is nearly here: 

 

 

 

The main hook here is that you’re in control of three ships that can dock with one another, able to fuse together and empower your squad as a whole. Announced during a recent livestream, the retro inspired Sol Cresta will arrive on February 22nd for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC. 

 

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.