Heidelberg 1693 from Red Art Games for the Nintendo Switch is a challenging 2D Action platformer set in a zombie-infested version of 17th century Germany in which the player takes control of one of French King Louis XIV’s famous musketeers.
The game adds a layer of tactical combat to the genre by introducing the weapon of choice of musketeers: the musket. Players will be able to fire one powerful - and very effective- musket shot at a time. The weapon must be used wisely because of its long reset time though. Heidelberg 1693 tells its somber story - featuring real locations and historical figures - across multiple paths and endings!
The year is 1693: War engulfs Europe as France, led by the illustrious Louis XIV, battles the Grand Alliance. Also called the Sun King for his luxurious tastes and extravagant appearances, he is driven by the belief that the sun – his sun – should shine upon all peoples of the world. His enemies are as numerous as the stars but it is the moon that reigns the night.
Poisoned and left for dead, Louis’s bastard son emerges from the smoke and ashes of Germany’s battlefields under the guise of the Moon King. With hatred festering in his heart, he has employed the aid of diabolical and forbidden sciences to build an army the likes of which the world had not seen since the days of Lucifer’s rebellion. Now the dead rise from their mass graves, seeking vengeance upon the king that demanded their deaths while he basked in glory.
Can you, the Sun King’s bravest musketeer, stop the approaching eclipse before it swallows the sun?
- Classic 2D action platformer.
- Story set in a 17th century uchronia.
- Unique musket mechanic adds a layer of strategy to the action.
- Featuring authentic locations and historical figures.
- Beautifully animated sprites.
- Animated cutscenes inspired by silent era films.
- Multiple endings.