Initially, you’ll only see the previous four announcements, but after a short wait, the screen aberrates and shakes, revealing the ‘Bonus Stage’ message and adding an extra star to the existing four.The star is tagged with “XX.XX.2020” and clicking on it bears no new information. All we can glean from this is that there is another Platinum announcement coming this year. When is anyone’s guess, especially given the mischief Platinum has been up to during the past week.
Platinum teased players by revealing its fourth ‘announcement’ on April Fools Day. The joke game turned out to be Sol Cresta, a side-scrolling shooter to be made in collaboration with HAMSTER Corporation.
Fans were confused due to the realistic premise of the joke, but the announcement is now tagged with “Happy April Fool’s Day” on the website, seemingly confirming that it’s not really in development.Fans will be hopeful for more news on the company’s long in-development Bayonetta 3 or more gameplay from Platinum’s fantasy-skewed Square Enix collaboration, Babylon’s Fall. It almost definitely won’t be a return for cancelled Xbox project Scalebound, after Phil Spencer told us the game was definitely not a going concern.
Platinum’s mysterious string of reveals comprises the studio’s first self-published title, Project G.G., a remaster of The Wonderful 101, which is coming to Steam, PS4 and Nintendo Switch in May and the reveal of a new Tokyo studio, which will make new kinds of games for the action-focused developer.
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