Shooter sequel Söldner-X 2 swoops in [VIDEO]

Ahh the humble shoot em’ up, so simple yet so crushingly difficult. German studio SideQuest has announced the sequel to their successful shmup Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer, with Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype. Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer arrived back in 07 for PC and later for PS3, becoming a breakout hit amongst genre fans and those desperately wishing for a true sequel to SquareSoft’s brilliant Einhänder. While pronouncing the title requires at least one year of elementary German, the game managed the difficult task of being accessible but extremely challenging at the same time.

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Sticking with the solid side-scrolling action that made games Like R-Type huge hits, Söldner-X 2 is part of a rare breed of modern, challenging shmups, a genre that has seen very few entrants from major studios in the past few years. Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype arrives this month on PSN, just make sure you don’t get confused by the title and end up buying a Rammstein album.

Apr 14, 2010


  • Kisokuiki - April 15, 2010 7:46 p.m.

    RAMMSTEIN! On topic: I was never too interested in the first one. I remember reading about some weird balancing issues or something on PS3, but I thing it's been patched. That trailer looked really good.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - April 15, 2010 noon

    Now I know wtf that one German game on the PSN was.... getting the sequel as long as it's five bucks (like the first).
  • vinicusg.t.guedes - April 15, 2010 11:15 a.m.

    Reminds me of one of my favorite shooters from psone era, Einhänder. I am definitely buying this game the day it hits PSN. Now just a PSN version of Ikaruga and I will die happy...
  • allthegoodnameswheretaken - April 15, 2010 4:20 a.m.

    Didn't the first game kind of fizzle and die?

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