The answer is “because he wants to”.

“It may sound surprising to some people that PlatinumGames is working on ,” says Hideki Kamiya in an interview with Cutscenes, a YouTube channel that creates documentaries about Japanese creatives. ” we haven’t built the studio with the sole purpose of making action games.”

Kamiya’s studio, PlatinumGames, is best known for their work on Bayonetta — a chaotic, inspired-by-the-Old-Testament hack-and-slash game about a witch in a tight-fitting jumpsuit made out of her own hair. It’s unusual to see them working on a game like Sol Cresta, a retro-style vertical shooter that “bears the soul” of ’80s arcade games, Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta.

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