Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer is a horizontally scrolling shooter video game developed by SideQuest Studios and published by eastasiasoft. It is developed as a downloadable game for PlayStation 3 on the PlayStation Store and as a physical product for Microsoft Windows.

[[File:Söldner-X press release[1]|64px]] '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!'
~ eastasiasoft


The title of the game is Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer, a German expression.

  • Söldner-X translates as Mercenary-X.
  • Himmelsstürmer - Someone who's set to defy the impossible, easily overcoming true-life obstacles. Literally, Himmelsstürmer would mean "somebody who attacks/conquers the sky, alternatively "storms into the sky". An accepted translation of Himmelsstürmer is "Romantic Idealist".[2]


Söldner-X is a traditional 2D shoot'em up game with parallax scrolling, 720p high-definition graphics, weather effects and a rich weapon upgrade system.


  • 12 stages of parallax graphics and animations, staged across 4 world/space settings
  • High definition graphics in 720p (16:9), or greater/lower resolutions for the PC
  • Supports 2-Player Co-Op Play (simultaneously)
  • 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
  • Tactical elements such as chaining, effectiveness system, and 'berserker' mode
  • Hidden bonus features
  • More than 20 extras (with both positive and negative effects)
  • Collection quests
  • Features a soundtrack and sound effects (PC Feature)
  • Bi-lingual story mode (English/Japanese)
  • Six modes of difficulty: very easy, easy, normal, hard, impossible, nightmare
  • Online high score ranking
  • Constant frame rate of 60fps (if recommended system requirements are met) (PC Feature)


A sequel has been announced exclusively for PlayStation 3 (as a downloadable game), and it will be released in Q1 2010.


  • IGN awarded 8.0 calling it "impressive".
  • awarded the game an 8/10, calling it "highly entertaining."

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