Musketeers Vs Zombies in “Heidelberg 1693” Coming Soon to Consoles

Red Art Games has announced that Heidelberg 1693 is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and Nintendo Switch on 18 November.

Developed by Andrade Games and ported to consoles by Red Art Games, Heidelberg 1693 is an über violent 2D action game set in the Sturmfront – The Mutant War universe.

Here is the official breakdown of Heidelberg 1693 from Red Art Games:

The year is 1693. War engulfs Europe as France, led by the illustrious King Louis XIV, battles the Grand Alliance. Also known as the Sun King for his luxurious tastes and extravagant appearances, Louis XIV is driven by the belief that the sun – his sun – should shine upon all peoples of the world. While his enemies are way too many to be counted, one stands out as the most dangerous of all.

That enemy is none other than his own bastard son. Poisoned and left for dead, he emerges from the smoke and ashes of Germany’s battlefields and makes himself known as the “Moon King”. With nothing but hatred in his heart, he turns to diabolical and forbidden sciences in order to build an army the likes of which the world has not seen since the days of Satan’s rebellion.

Now the dead rise from their mass graves, seeking vengeance upon the King that asked for their heads while he basked in glory. Can you – the Sun King’s bravest musketeer – stop the approaching and never ending royal eclipse?

Heidelberg 1693 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.

On PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, Heidelberg 1693’s framerate will run at 120 fps (on compatible screens). On PS5, the game will also make use of the DualSense controller’s features.


  • 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 (Neat! -BW)
  • Multiple endings
  • Play at 120 fps on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S
  • DualSense trigger effects supported on PS5

Red Art Games will release a limited physical edition of Heidelberg 1693, which are available to preorder now on the Red Art Games online store.

There are also plans for a special physical edition of Sturmfront – The Mutant War: Übel Edition for PS5, which will feature DualSense trigger effects. Sturmfront – The Mutant War: Übel Edition is limited to 999 physical copies and can also be preordered now via the Red Art Games online store.

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