Sep 9, 2007

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer shmup coming to a PC (or PS3) near you

Ever since the glory days of the Commodore Amiga dominance, PC gamers never had access to the best and/or shiniest shoot-'em-ups. Not that they really cared much for shmups, mind you, but when Ikaruga came along they did despair. Some even cried. Well, apparently, things are about to change, as Play Asia funded project Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer will be hitting PCs (and admittedly them PS3 thingies too, but a tad later) sometime during the fourth quarter of 2007.

The game, developed by SideQuest Studios, besides an appropriately silly storyline about some weird anti-hero single-handedly saving earth from nasty aliens, will feature some jaw-dropping graphics, tons of levels & upgrades, tactical gameplay elements, a bi-lingual story, 5 weapon types, 6 levels of difficulty and a two player co-op mode. As for the music, well, have a taste by downloading the game's aptly named preview medley.

Interesting, innit? Why not find out more at the official Söldner-X website, or -better yet- preorder your very own copy?

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12 comments:

  1. Shmups for the PS3 and PC? Bah!
    Shmups should be the exclusive right of the Dreamcast, and maybe, grudgingly, the Neo Geo... But the PS3? I don't know...

    Still it does look rather fabulous...

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  2. Actually, I was -for quite some time, mind you- under the impression that Soldner-X was indeed a Dreamcast game. Go figure... Still, it does look rather fabulous. Decently priced too...

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  3. Gnome, have you tried R-Type Final, the, um, final game in the R-Type series on PS2? It's quite good stuff... and I'm not even a big fan of the genre.

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  4. The graphics look really nice and I suspect will really give me a damn headache :p

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  5. Nope dear Ross, only played the original in the arcades and Super R-Type on the SNES. Loved them both though.

    Headache? Why a combination of aspirin, Ponstan and opium should do the trick then...

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  6. I remember this game. Never really finished it because I ran out of quaters to put in the arcade machine. If they would only accept credit cards, checks, 100 dollar bills, tokens, or counterfeit money.

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  7. Apparently counterfeit money would be rather nice. Ahem. Provided of course e had any, which, uh, we obviously don't. We're lawful, we are...

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  8. My doctor has advised against any more jaw dropping... and whats so strange about rescuing the planet from aliens.... (adjusts his Captain planet uniform....)

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  9. Nothing strange really. Don't think the suspenders were needed though... Then again wearing underwear on top of clothes does save on laundry bills...

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  10. ...the suspenders are a necessary part of my planet saving kit... and well yes there is the laundry saving bit....

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