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11. May, 2007 17:03 (HKT)

- Announcement - Play-Asia.com introduces eastasiasoft with their first video game: Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer, developed by SideQuest Studios




For Immediate Release

Hong Kong - May 11, 2007 - Leading online retailer Play-Asia.com has initiated a video game developed by the ambitious new team SideQuest Studios, thus entering the development business with a first project, published and distributed by eastasiasoft, entitled "Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer" (URL: www.soldner-x.com). This is to be the first step in reaching the publisher's goal to recreate seemingly 'lost' game genres and consequently bring back true arcade action and fun to the home.

Set in the distant future, the game is a fast and furious shoot 'em up with state-of-the-art graphics, driving soundtrack and classic fun gameplay sprinkled with fresh innovations. In the storyline, planet Earth's resistance aims to stop a deadly infection consuming both life forms and technology alike, oddly having to rely on an anti-hero mercenary and bounty hunter to pilot a mighty prototype star fighter. His goal: To fight his way to the virus' origin, save civilisation and earn cash to boot!

Game features shall include:

  • 12 stages of beautiful parallax graphics and animations, staged across 4 fantastic world/space settings
  • classic design, yet state-of-the-art shooter technology
  • unique upgrade weapon system and never before seen tactical elements such as chaining, effectiveness system, 'berserker' mode and much more
  • plenty of hidden bonus features and more than 20 extras (with both positive and negative effects!)
  • addictive collection quests and over-the-top boss fights
  • supports 720p HD mode in 16:9 and features a superb soundtrack
The game is scheduled for release late 2007. More information, such as platform and gameplay details, will be revealed soon.

About Play-Asia.com, SideQuest Studios & eastasiasoft:

Play-Asia.com (URL: www.play-asia.com) located in Hong-Kong, was established in 2002 and is leading online retailer for computer & video games and related toys, soundtracks and rare sought-after items. The company offers one of the world's biggest selections in classic games, as well as DVDs, CDs & electronic gadgets.

SideQuest Studios is a video games developer comprising of industry veterans and talented programmers, artists and musicians. "Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer" is the premiere game by the development studio, who are destined to rock the boat with their first title.

eastasiasoft (URL: www.eastasiasoft.com) is a distributor specialising in computer and video games.

Contact eastasiasoft press relation:
press (at) eastasiasoft.com

  • Download this press release as PDF file (English)
  • Download this press release as PDF file (Japanese)
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