16. Jul, 2007 17:14 (HKT)

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer work in progress update: 26 fresh new Screenshots, Preview Medley & further details revealed

It's been just around a month since our last update on the development of SideQuest Studios' Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer, a shoot'em up initiated and fully supported by Play-Asia.com. Production is running full speed at the moment and we are glad to have a lot more first hand information to share this time.

26 new World 1 work in progress Screenshots

If you've been following all updates on the development so far, then this is probably something you might not want to miss. A total of 26 new screenshots have been uploaded to Söldner-X's official website. Covered this time is the first world, called "Soldier unleashed" at a development stage of about 50%. Don't forget that these are work in progress images, so content is still subject to change. There have been quite a few improvements that can easily be spotted in direct comparison with last month's screenshots.

Soldier unleashed is where the adventure begins. The first setting contains three beautifully designed stages, including a hi-tech skyscrapers filled science-fiction city, a mysterious and diversified jungle, as well as a destroyed city with ruins and debris, providing a dusky scenery. You will also get a glimpse of the very first boss battle.

Image Gallery (click thumbnail for enlarged shot):

You can also view all images in an uncompressed format at soldner-x.com's Media page.

Game details: Stages, Extras & G.U.I.

If you have any queries regarding the screenshots shown so far, please note that SideQuest Studio has started to reveal some more detailed information at Söldner-X's official website.

First of all, both stages covered during the last updates can now be found in the new Stages section. No details about World 2 and World 4 have been revealed so far, but what we can say is that SideQuest has promised us a lot of diversification and more details to follow during the next couple of weeks.

Söldner-X features a variety of more than 20 bonus items, now compiled in the Extras page. Next to a number of weapon, energy and bonus score extras, a couple of additional interesting items are yet to be confirmed. Extras will be dropped during the game by destroyed foes.

Last but not least, you will get an explanation about onscreen details in the G.U.I. (Graphical User Interface) section.

More details about the game's Weapon System, Enemies and Game Modes are about to follow during one of the next web updates.

Preview Medley & Wallpaper downloads

Now you've seen a lot, but what does this all sound like? You can get a first impression of Söldner-X's soundtrack from the Preview Medley that is now available for download. The 1:46min MP3 contains short previews of the Title Song, World 2 and World 4 BGM. The music has been composed by Rafael Dyll.

And if you want to tune in to the upcoming release of Söldner-X, why not download one of the cool Wallpapers for your computer?

Poll: For which system would you like to see Söldner-X developed?

There have been a lot of rumours and questions related to what platform Söldner-X is going to be released for. Though no official announcement has been made so far, you can now express your opinion by entering the poll, that is located on soldner-x.com's main page. There's no guarantee that the game will eventually be released for the system that receives most votes, but it's nevertheless interesting to see what most gamers are hoping for.

Choices include PlayStation3™, Xbox360™ (both as either disc or downloadable release) and PC. A bit surprisingly, the PC platform is currently leading, but it's still an early lead at the moment.

Share your opinion on the official Söldner-X forums

You've been following the development of Söldner-X for some time and now, would you like to share your opinion with the developers or other shooting game fans? Then join the Official Söldner-X Forums. Guest posting has been enabled, so you won't need to register for a quick discussion.

Previous news posts & weblinks

Previous Söldner-X news posts at Play-Asia.com:

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