Image & Form’s digging-and-platforming hit gets a sequel in SteamWorld Dig 2, coming out on Switch first. PC and PS4 players won’t have to wait long!
Swedish developer Image & Form has announced that SteamWorld Dig 2 will be releasing on 21st September for Switch. The game will also be releasing on PC, Mac, Linux and PS4 “only a few days after”.
As the title makes clear, this is the sequel to the indie hit SteamWorld Dig, which debuted in 2013 on the Nintendo 3DS. Clearly, Image & Form has something of a history with Nintendo, so it shouldn’t be surprising that the sequel is premiering on Switch.
While the original game followed a proper rustbucket named Rusty, the sequel has a fresh new protagonist, Dorothy. The blue-faced Dorothy, who was an ally in the previous game, is now searching for none other than Rusty, and her adventure will require quite a bit of digging and platforming. While the game should be familiar to players of the original, SteamWorld Dig 2 features an increased focus on platforming elements.
Image & Form has released a new trailer for the game to announce its release date. Have a look below.
In case you missed it, Image & Form also developed the spin-off SteamWorld Heist, which took a radically different direction as far as genres go. SteamWorld Heist, you see, is a turn-based strategy game where you command a crew of steampunk robot pirates and conduct heists. The game was received even better than SteamWorld Dig, when it comes to Steam reviews and MetaCritic score.