Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Blasts Off in Q2

February 21, 2010 Written by Zak Islam

The HD, side-scrolling PlayStation 3 shooter Soldner X: Himmelsstrumer was not only difficult to say but somewhat difficult to play. Soldner X revisited the classic days of video gaming with a homage to the R-Types and Gradius’ of yesteryear. SideQuest is going back for more with Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype. Eastasiasoft and SideQuest Studios have released some details and screenshots showcasing the PSN title in action.

Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype all the great fun of the original with some great new features. The biggest addition, challenge mode has been introduced to deliver a “simultaneously exciting and rewarding” experience, promising to add replay value to the shooter. The new mode gives players the opportunity to revisit parts of the game and complete a variety of tough challenges to earn trophies, bonus items, additional credits and other unique rewards.

“Twenty years after the Virus Wars, you return to Gota IV as part of the newly formed Söldner-X defense force. Your target: to free the galaxy from the D’aarg, a technologically superior race that is threatening mankind. Staged across seven unique action-loaded levels, Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype delivers a must-have shoot’ em up experience, blending classical gameplay with astonishing audio-visual capabilities of the PlayStation 3 system.”

Features:

* Seven unique action-loaded levels with fierce boss battles, staged across Underwater Worlds, Ice Caves, Tunnel Worlds, Space and other deadly scenarios.
* Unlock plenty of bonus features in the challenge mode, ranging from useful to prestigious rewards.
* High definition graphics with 3D backgrounds in up to 1080p, combined with an addictive classical 2D gameplay.
* Dynamic score-linked difficulty system, making the game accessible for newcomers, yet challenging and rewarding for hardcore gamers.
* Two new playerships with their own characteristics and weapon systems to choose from.
* New bullet pattern system that require for your best skills.
* Brand new limit attacks and fourfold chaser system to face the most dangerous tasks.
* Detailed online high score ranking tables and replay file sharing.
* Hidden bonus elements, including a tribute to Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer.
* Adrenaline pumping soundtrack with close to 30 unique tracks and hundreds of dedicated sound effects.

Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype is looking to deliver “astonishing audio-visual capabilities” of the PlayStation 3 system and is slated for release Q2 2010.