Last week, PlatinumGames revealed that it would be sharing news on the fourth and final announcement in its Platinum4 saga and that the announcement would arrive on 1st April. We were sceptical right from the off, but we never quite believed that it really would turn out to be an April Fools' prank.

As it happens, it actually was a prank all along. Today, PlatinumGames has updated its website, revealing the fourth announcement to be "a s̶h̶o̶c̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ docking new collaboration with a legendary developer". Clicking the page takes you to the YouTube video above, revealing the true identity of this elaborate fake.

The prank announces an arcade machine for a new game called 'Sol Cresta', which appears to be based on the '80s side-scrolling shoot em ups Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta (thanks, Push Square). The joke's a little lost on us to be honest, but there we are.

So will PlatinumGames have another serious fourth reveal at a later date? We'll have to wait and see.

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