You know what day it is, and you know that PlatinumGames director Hideki Kamiya has a habit of trolling fans.
Against this background, the Japanese company, which is known for series as bayonet has broadcast a clearly fake Press conference announcing Neo-Classic Arcade Shocking 10 – a series rumored to consist of the existing release Sol Cresta and 9 New games.
In the skit above (make sure to turn on subtitles), you can see that Kamiya is in no mood for questions on this special day of the year. He spends a lot of time berating the audience, then abruptly ends the conference so he can “burn rubber” on the freeway with his crew.
Platinum also shared this announcement on its official website, which lists the 10 games (many of the new games are apparently in the works):
PlatinumGames’ NEO-CLASSIC ARCADE series continues the spirit and fun of classic gaming with modern technology.
The first title in the series, SOL CRESTA, was released on February 22, 2022. (Now available on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Steam!)
And on April 1, 2022, PlatinumGames announced new plans for the “NEO-CLASSIC ARCADE” series at the “SHOCKING 10: Announcing 9 All-New Titles” press conference. Watch the video from the press conference!
Volume 1 – SOL CRESTA Free-Form Vertical Scrolling Shooting
Volume 2 – Galactic Badass Beat ‘Em Up Action (WIP)
Volume 3 – Battle Action Block-Breaking Game (WIP)
Volume 4 – Sci-Fi Superhuman Soccer (WIP)
Volume 5 – Pt Spectacular Side Scrolling Action (WIP)
Volume 6 – Constella style side scrolling shoot
Volume 7 – High Speed Action Racing (WIP)
Volume 8 – Dynamite Sexy Puzzle
Volume 9 – Ultimate Top View Bastard Action (WIP)
Volume 10 – Apocalyptic Giant Robot Fighting (WIP)
So what’s actually going on here? It’s hard to say when it comes to PlatinumGames. While the YouTube upload might seem like a big joke, the actual announcement of nine new games based on the Japanese company’s backstory might actually be legit – or at least one or two of them. Constella-Style Side Scrolling Shooting and Dynamite Sexy Puzzle Game are the only ones on the list that aren’t in the works, but who knows?
Sol Cresta was originally revealed on April 1st, 2020 as part of a series of announcements on the Platinum website, and a year later, on April 1st, 2021, the same game was confirmed as a legitimate upcoming release.
What do you think of this latest announcement? Is this just a joke or is Platinum actually teasing something here? Tell us what you think in the comments section.