Over the weekend, PlatinumGames held a livestream all about Sol Cresta, its vertical shoot-'em-up that started life as an April Fools joke. We've known about the project since 2020, and it looks like the time has finally come to release this curious retro project. During the livestream — embedded above — Platinum revealed the release date for the game, and it's out pretty dang soon.

In fact, it's now part of the February scrum. Yes, Sol Cresta is scheduled for release on 22nd February 2022, coming to PlayStation 4. It'll retail for $39.99.

All that's really known about the game is that it's a pseudo-sequel to Terra Cresta, with similar gameplay involving multiple ships that can dock together to become more powerful or use different abilities. You'll be switching the docking order around in order to get the most out of the ships as you eliminate the hundreds of enemies firing deadly bullets your way.

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[source youtube.com, via gematsu.com]