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30. Nov, 2007 17:24 (HKT)

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer for PC shipping December 12th - Reserve your copy now! (New game play video, screenshots & more inside)



In partnership with eastasiasoft and SideQuest Studios, we are happy to announce that Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer for PC has finally reached Gold Status and has been handed over for production just a few days ago. The game is expected to be released right on time for the Christmas holidays in just two weeks from now, on December 12th, 2007.

To show appreciation to all early birds that have supported this project by placing their preorder, eastasiasoft will ship the very first batch of Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer for PC including plenty of bonus items as well as a serial numbered certificate of purchase, highly limited to only 3,000 copies.

If you haven't done so yet, make sure to submit your preorder for Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer at Play-Asia.com now as long as supplies last. To ensure arrival prior Christmas Eve, we recommend using one of our courier shipping options.

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer [First Print Limited Edition]ASIA N/A

On a side note, we received word that the PlayStation3™ port of Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer is not due until at least Q2/2008. So if you want to enjoy this title during the festival season, the PC edition will be the only way to go.


Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer Limited Edition content

The following items will be included with the First Print Limited Edition release of Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer for PC.

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer software: Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer for PC ships on one CD-ROM disc. Also included in this DVD cased product is a 16 pages manual and an online key (required for high score upload). Söldner-X has been designed and tested on newer as well as older configurations. Check the system requirements to make sure the game works on your hardware.
Slip Case: This extra thick, sleek and dark black coloured slip case perfectly stores the content of your Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer Limited Edition. The slip case front bears an embossed Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer logo.
Original Soundtrack CD: Composed, arranged and produced by Rafael Dyll, the Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer Original Soundtrack contains 19 tracks (including two bonus tracks) at a total playing time of 54:21 minutes. The audio disc has CD TEXT support. A tracklist and sound samples can be found further down in this news post.
Tactical Reference Book: Designed and illustrated by lead graphic designer Moritz Füllgrabe, the hard covered 52 pages Tactical Reference Book contains additional valuable information. Besides illustrations and background information, this reference book offers you tactical enemy details and a detailed affinity loot list. Your perfect partner to master the game! Check out two sample pages: Sample Page 1 / Sample Page 2
Certificate of purchase: The entire team behind Söldner-X says thank you for supporting the project. Solely included in the first print edition, this serial numbered certificate of purchase proves the authenticity of your purchase. The certificate is printed on an extra thick card board with Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer logo embossed.


New game play video, screenshots & soundtrack previews

Plenty of new media related to the final release version of Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer has been released earlier this week. Most importantly, next to the Söldner-X Trailer that we have seen a couple of months ago, a new game play video is now available for download. Check out the Youtube preview and HD version downloads.


This video is also available for download in the following higher resolutions. We recommend using the "save as" feature of your browser for downloading the video to your harddisk.

Next to the video, there are now more than 40 fresh new screenshots, all of them based on the final release version as well. Here's a small selection. Click on each thumbnail for an enlarged shot or visit www.soldner-x.com/media/ for the complete lineup.


Last but not least, here is the final tracklist of the Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer Original Soundtrack, bundled with the First Print Limited Edition release. Previews samples of some selected tracks have been uploaded to our servers, make sure to check them out.

1. Opening/Prologue
2. Logo
3. Mercenary-X (Main Theme)
4. Soldier unleashed
5. Industrial Menace
6. Running mad (Berserker mode)
7. Hyper Space Assault
8. The Eye of the Storm
9. War above the Clouds
10. BIG trouble
11. Compulsion to destroy (Boss Victory)
12. New High-Score
13. Game Over
14. Lurking Evil
15. The End
16. Back to the Roots (Credits)
17. Cutscene (Instrumental)

Bonus tracks:
18. The Hero (Alternative Hi-Score, unused)
19. Beyond the Frontier


Söldner-X Affiliate Campaign reminder & new deadline

Join our Affiliate Program and advertise Söldner-X on your website, in your forum signature, your e-mails or anywhere else and earn a stunning 12% commission as well as a chance to top your earnings by up to US$ 1,000.

Due to the new release date of Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer, we have now slightly revised the deadline of our affiliate promotion. To take advantage of the Christmas rush, the new and final deadline has been set to January 1st, 2008 at 00:00am (Hong Kong time). The winners will be notified in the first week of the new year.

For more details, check out our Söldner-X Affiliate Campaign landing page as well as Affiliate Help Desk.


About Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer

Set in the distant future, Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer 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!

  • 12 stages of beautiful parallax graphics and animations, staged across 4 fantastic world/space settings
  • High definition graphics in 720p
  • Supports various screen modes (16:9, 16:10 and 4:3)
  • Supports 2-Player Co-Op Play (simultaneously)
  • Beautiful weather effects (such as rain, fog and lightning)
  • Detailed background animations
  • Classic design, yet state-of-the-art shooter technology
  • Unique upgrade weapon system with five standard weapon types
  • Never before seen tactical elements such as chaining, effectiveness system, 'berserker' mode and much more
  • Plenty of hidden bonus features
  • More than 20 extras (with both positive and negative effects!)
  • Addictive collection quests
  • Over-the-top boss fights
  • Features a superb soundtrack and sound effects
  • Bi-lingual story mode (English/Japanese)
  • Six modes of difficulty: very easy, easy, normal, hard, impossible, nightmare
  • Easy to learn, yet tough to master
  • Online high score ranking
  • Constant frame rate (60fps)

Please visit the Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer Official Website for lots of media and more information.



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