Side-scrolling shooter Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer is getting a sequel on the PlayStation Network this winter, as SideQuest Studios and eastasiasoft announce the development of Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype.
Side-scrolling shooters have seen a bit of a comeback thanks to Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network, and the original Söldner-X was one of the better results of said resurgence. With the sequel, SideQuest hopes to please old fans and bring some new ones into the fold.
"We received an amazing feedback upon the launch of Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer, which has encouraged the whole team to work on a sequel", said Marcus Pukropski, CEO of SideQuest Studios. "With Söldner-X 2, our main goal is to please fans of the first part as well as new gamers alike. I am especially excited about the introduction of a new dynamic score-linked difficulty mode, which adjusts to the skills of each individual player."
Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype sees the player returning to Gota IV to take on seven levels worth of frantic, high-definition 3D shooting action. Two new ships join the roster, each with their own unique weapons systems, and a new score-based difficulty system will keep things easy for the novices while ramping up the challenge for more experienced players.
Look for Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype to hit PSN sometime in winter 2009/10.