Platinum Games’ Sol Cresta isn’t real, but Hideki Kamiya hopes it was a “good laugh”
PlatinumGames ‘final announcement on Platinum4 was a joke of April Fools’ Day, and fan reaction was mixed (via Nintendo Life).
Yesterday, the developer unveiled Sol Cresta, a sequel to the side-scrolling shoot’em ups, Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta, released in the 1980s. Many people predicted that it was a farce and PlatinumGames expressed their apprehension.
“We, PlatinumGames, have gone all out for April Fool’s Fish this year.” Although I know we are in a troubled time, as an artist there is a part of me that just wants to cheer you up, even if it is just a little bit, “said Hideki Kamiya in a published article. On Twitter.
“I’ve always had my own rules about April Fools jokes, like” make it clear it’s a lie “and” make sure it doesn’t disappoint even if they know it’s a lie “and so on.
However, this time it was “doing something that will excite us (me?)” And we became completely stupid, “he continued. “I hope you managed to have a good laugh and remember that this is PlatinumGames.”
We hope this message will be received by fans who, by and large, didn’t think it was so funny. It is also not clear if there is another announcement to complete the Platinum4, or if it really was. In any case, we will keep you posted.