This bit of news sort of slipped us by last week as we searched for definitely-not April Fools news. We'll admit to being certified Slowpokes in this case. Still, in case you hadn't heard, Sol Cresta is currently in development at PlatinumGames.

The Japanese studio "announced" this shoot-'em-up title last year on 1st April, but it turned out to be a holiday hoax. However, the game is now in production, and will be released later this year on PlayStation 4. It's a follow up to Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta, shmups in which you command three ships, having them fight the baddies in various formations, or docking together for extra oomph. Sol Cresta looks to be sticking true to that formula, as you can see in the announcement trailer above.

It's set to be the first in a range of games from the developer that it's calling the NeoClassic Arcade Series, so expect to see more retro adventures from the studio going forward. Are you looking forward to Sol Cresta? Dock into the comments section below.