Image & Form isn’t done with this year just yet. Just before the year ends, their dropping their strategy title SteamWorld Heist on the Nintendo Switch.

SteamWorld Heist is getting an Ultimate Edition exclusively for the Switch, Image & Form has announced. This version of the game will release on 28th December, and will be priced at $19.99, £14.99 or €19.99, depending on which side of the world you live in.

Like any self-respecting ultimate edition, the game includes all the previously-released DLC for the game, as well as touchscreen controls and “more”, whatever that alludes to.

SteamWorld Heist originally released in 2015 for the 3DS, and won critical acclaim on release. The game comes from the makers of SteamWorld Dig, and is set in the same universe a that game. Unlike SteamWorld Dig, however, it features completely different gameplay. Here’s the official blurb, stolen from the game’s Steam page:

In SteamWorld Heist, you command a steam-driven pirate crew in a series of epic tactical shootouts. It’s turn-based strategy with a twist: You manually aim the guns of your robots, allowing for insane skill shots and bullet-bouncing action!

As the captain you will board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your recruits with unique abilities, weapons – and even stylish hats!

  • Strategy focused on skill rather than chance
  • 
Procedurally generated levels
  • 15-20 hours of playtime, followed by New Game+
  • Kind to newcomers, deep and challenging for veterans
  • Soundtrack by Steam Powered Giraffe

SteamWorld Heist is currently available on 3DS, PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U and iOS. It’s not available on Xbox One and Android, as those versions of the game were put on hold.

Via Nintendo Life.

There’s another turn-based strategy title headed to the Switch this month, and that’s Tiny Metal. For more space-set hijinks-based gameplay, check out Heat Signature.

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