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Acclaimed shoot’em up series Söldner-X blasts off for Nintendo Switch in 2024

Both games to launch digitally this year, physical pre-orders open this week with Playasia

Hong Kong – April 2, 2024 – Independent developer and publisher Eastasiasoft Limited announced today that Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer and Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype Definitive Edition are being ported and updated for Nintendo Switch, to be available digitally and physically in 2024. The Söldner-X series is an intellectual property long associated with the eastasiasoft brand as the original was the company’s first release in 2007.

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer and Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype Definitive Edition are among the most acclaimed releases in Eastasiasoft Limited’s long history of shoot’em ups, and now both titles are preparing for launch on Nintendo Switch. Söldner-X Complete Collection will bring all the intense side-scrolling bullet hell action of the original games to new players worldwide, including all prior content and updates in a new definitive package. Players will experience a deep sci-fi narrative across dozens of unique stages presented in side-scrolling 2.5D style, earning powerful ship upgrades and chasing high scores along the way.

Each game will be available individually in digital release later this year. Physical copies of the 2-in-1 Söldner-X Complete Collection will be available for pre-order through online retail partner Playasia this Thursday, April 4th at 11:00pm Hong Kong time (11:00am ET / 8:00am PT / 4:00pm UK). Limited Editions will include the game, manual, 3-disc soundtrack, poster and numbered certificate in a collector’s box. Standard copies will also be available as an open pre-order.

For more information on Söldner-X Complete Collection, please visit:

About Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer

Set in the distant future, the game 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's origin, save civilization and earn cash to boot!

About Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype Definitive Edition

A side-scrolling shooter sensation returns, bigger and bolder than ever before! Blending traditional arcade gameplay with scorching HD visuals and rocking audio presentation, Söldner-X 2: Definitive Edition is laser-focused on bringing everything the genre is known for into the current generation.

Dynamic score-linked difficulty, a challenge mode that rewards skillful performance with bonus features, devastating limit attacks and a pumping soundtrack are just the beginning. All previous DLC is now included in the base game, online leaderboards supported, weapon and boss effects have been updated, challenge difficulties have been rebalanced, plus there’s a new gallery mode. This is the ultimate realization of Söldner-X 2, fully revised and reborn!

*French, German, Japanese subtitles are supported in Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype Definitive Edition only.

Key Features:

  • Two side-scrolling shoot’em ups in one compilation.
  • Classic design, yet state-of-the-art shooter technology.
  • Unique weapon upgrade systems.
  • Over-the-top boss fights.
  • Plenty of hidden bonus features.
  • Easy to learn, yet tough to master.
  • Adrenaline-pumping soundtrack.
  • Online high score rankings.

About eastasiasoft

Eastasiasoft Limited is an independent, Hong Kong–based developer and publisher of interactive entertainment specializing in video games and related media. Founded in 2007, eastasiasoft has published a diverse variety of titles in digital and physical format. Eastasiasoft is a licensed PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One publisher. Some of eastasiasoft’s recently licensed and published games are Mugen Souls Z, Sword and Fairy: Together Forever, Xuan Yuan Sword 7, Empire of Angels IV, Seven Pirates H, Moero Crystal H, Trigger Witch, Rainbow Skies, Rainbow Moon, and the Söldner-X franchise.

About Sidequest Studios

Founded in 2007, SideQuest Studios have established themselves as a renowned German indie development studio specializing in console games. The internationally acclaimed Söldner-X franchise, won numerous awards and role-playing game Rainbow Moon scored a strong foothold in the charts, allowing SideQuest Studios to develop fantasy RPG Rainbow Skies.

For media queries, contact eastasiasoft public relations at press@eastasiasoft.com or via Twitter at @eastasiasoft.


Söldner-X Complete Collection
Press kit
Fact Sheet
Action, Shoot'em Up
English, French*, German*, Japanese*
Sidequest Studios

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