Ever since the glory days of the Commodore Amiga dominance, PC gamers never had access to the best and/or shiniest shoot-'em-ups. Not that they really cared much for shmups, mind you, but when Ikaruga came along they did despair. Some even cried. Well, apparently, things are about to change, as Play Asia funded project SÃ¶ldner-X: HimmelsstÃ¼rmer will be hitting PCs (and admittedly them PS3 thingies too, but a tad later) sometime during the fourth quarter of 2007.
The game, developed by SideQuest Studios, besides an appropriately silly storyline about some weird anti-hero single-handedly saving earth from nasty aliens, will feature some jaw-dropping graphics, tons of levels & upgrades, tactical gameplay elements, a bi-lingual story, 5 weapon types, 6 levels of difficulty and a two player co-op mode. As for the music, well, have a taste by downloading the game's aptly named preview medley.
Interesting, innit? Why not find out more at the official SÃ¶ldner-X website, or -better yet- preorder your very own copy?
Related @ Gnome's Lair: Bioshock hack & guide, Kudos Rock Legend, Sam & Max Season II, LotRO review