April 15, 2024

Screenshot: PlatinumGames / Twitter / Kotaku

Online game reductions are normally introduced with the casualness of a grocery retailer flier—possibly the developer will put up one thing about it on its information heart, or Steam will ship you a perfunctory electronic mail about getting 20 % off. Bayonetta developer PlatinumGames vice chairman Hideki Kamiya would possibly change that boring conference, although, with a brand new video selling Sol Cresta’s new sale value on Twitter.

The seven-second clip exhibits Kamiya dressed fully in silver—he wears a foiled jumpsuit with vertically scrolling shooter Sol Cresta’s Phoenix wing emblem pinned to his chest, and he holds in his hand a shiny helmet emblazoned with the identical crest—standing in entrance of a inexperienced display spaceship’s rainbow-colored management panel.

He stares on the digital camera by means of amber tinted sun shades for a full second earlier than asserting: “Sol Cresta,” after which, utilizing his pointer finger as punctuation, “now on sale.” A winged graphic emphasizing that the sport is “NOW ON SALE!” sparkles on display whereas a synth tune squelches within the background, and regularly fades away. Kamiya, impervious to the pixelated flying objects exploding within the window previous his head, remains to be pointing and staring instantly in entrance of him because the clip cuts to black.

I imply, wow. It’s giving ‘90s infomercial. And the most effective half is that it’s not even an enormous sale—Sol Cresta, the 2022 sequel to the ‘80s’ Cresta arcade shooter sequence, is simply 32 % off, now by means of August 17. You too can solely purchase it for its sale value, $27, on the PlayStation retailer; its Swap and Steam copies are listed at full value, $40.

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So, yeah, it’s giving pomp and circumstance. It’s giving wholesome inventive outlet, and we might all study one thing from this.

 

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