Surprise: SteamWorld Dig 2 comes to PC on September 22

Howdy, partners!

We’re bursting with anticipation here and can’t hold it in a minute longer: SteamWorld Dig 2 hits Steam (PC/Mac/Linux) on September 22 for $19.99/€19.99/£14.99!

I’m super excited to finally be able to share the date! As promised, there will be riches to gain and new worlds to explore.

SteamWorld Dig 2 really is the best game we’ve ever made, and we are soooo close to being able share this gem with the PC community. Save the date and cancel any plans on September 22 (and save up enough cash in your digital piggy bank).

You know what, head over to Steam right now and put SWD2 on your wishlist! That way you’ll be notified the minute our platform mining adventure is available for you to dig through!

Wishlist SteamWorld Dig 2 on Steam

As we’re drawing closer to launch we’ll be sure to share more goodies, so follow us and keep checking your social network of choice to stay updated.

Will you pick up SWD2 on Windows, Mac or Linux?

PlayStation Fans: SteamWorld Dig 2 hits PS4 & PS Vita on Sept 26

Howdy everyone!

I’m happy to confirm that SteamWorld Dig 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita later this month on September 26 in America and on September 27 in Europe. The game will be yours for $19.99 / €19.99 / £14.99 and will be cross-buy on both consoles. I know that many of you have been demanding a Vita version for ages, so it’s my pleasure to confirm that it wasn’t just a rumor!

So what’s new this time around? We’ve got a ton of new surprises in store. I’ve listed five of the most exciting ones on the official PlayStation Blog. So head over there and dig in!

Will you play SteamWorld Dig 2 on PS4, PS Vita or on both systems?

SteamWorld Dig 2: Release Date & Price

Howdy, partners!

SteamWorld Dig 2 hits Nintendo Switch on September 21 for $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 or your region’s equivalent. That’s something I’ve wanted to write for a very long time! We revealed it today during Nintendo’s Nindies Showcase in a brand new trailer. We tease new worlds, enemies, upgrades and challenges.

Watch and enjoy:

We also revealed 10 beautiful new screenshots. Head over to the official game page for all new images and other details.

Release Date and Price

As mentioned above, SteamWorld Dig 2 world premieres on Nintendo Switch in America and Europe on September 21. According to Almanac.com it’s the penultimate day of summer, so we don’t miss our original summer release window! Isn’t that something?

The game will be available for download on Nintendo eShop for $19.99. That’s twice the price of the original SteamWorld Dig. But since it’s at least ten times as good it’s more than a nice deal. You can expect around 10 hours of gameplay and multiple boss battles in a big, sprawling world which you’re free to explore and dig through at your own pace. The game is even longer for those of you itching to find all secrets and unlockables (and there are plenty).

A wonderful cast of characters

What about Steam and PS4?

Not a proud owner of Nintendo Switch? Well, you’re in luck! Only a few days later you’ll be able to download and play SWD2 on Steam and PlayStation 4. Expect more details (and a few surprises) very soon!

Play SWD2 at PAX West

SteamWorld Dig 2 is playable at PAX West this week. Brjánn is already in Seattle and ready to mingle with happy SteamWorld fans. We’d love to hear from you on social media if you stop by our booth (the Nintendo one).

What now, Captain Meow?

We have so much more to talk about in the coming weeks. Expect new info and trailers on social media (Twitter, Facebook and YouTube) as we approach launch. Make sure you follow us on your preferred social network to never miss an update and the chance to ask us any questions you might have!

Question: What do you want to see from SWD2 until launch?

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SteamWorld Dig 2 Hits Switch, Steam and PS4 Soon-ish!

Howdy, partners! Summer is here, so where is SteamWorld Dig 2? Well, we have a big update for you today. Continue reading for a bunch of new info!

Steam and PS4 joins the lineup!

We’re happy to reveal that SteamWorld Dig 2 is coming to Steam and PS4 in addition to Nintendo Switch. We plan to have SWD2 out on all within a few days of the Nintendo Switch debut. A few years ago a multi-platform launch would’ve been completely impossible for us. Thanks to hard work and a bigger team we can finally make it happen. It’s like we’re a “real” game studio now! 😀

Rest assured that these new versions of the game won’t delay the Nintendo Switch version, it’s just that multi-platform development is so much easier for us nowadays. Switch is still the main platform, and now more gamers can join in on the fun!

Wishlist on Steam today

Wishlist SteamWorld Dig 2 on Steam

Is there a release date yet?

“A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.” – Shigeru Miyamoto, Creative Fellow at Nintendo

These words from legendary Shigsy have become a motto at Image & Form. It’s a good reminder to avoid rush jobs if you can. Dig 2 is pretty much finished now, but we’ll take a few more months to polish the game to the level you all expect.

Our new release window is “Late Summer/Early Fall 2017”.

When we plan the release for any SteamWorld game, we always want to finish as soon as possible so everyone can play and and have fun with it. But at the same time we want to create something new. It’s hard to estimate how long that’s going to take and at what point whatever we consider to be new is done. More often than not problems take a lot longer to tackle than anticipated. These extra months will take pressure off our team and give us enough time to give you the game you deserve.

We’re going on vacation now, and will reveal the final release date some time after that. And then we’ll talk price, too.

What about 3DS, Vita and Wii U?

Even though we love Wii U and had great success on the console, there’s no denying that Nintendo Switch has firmly taken its place by now. For that simple reason, we will no longer make new Wii U games. Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita are still important to us. We won’t talk more about portable versions today, but rest assured we have not forgotten where we came from.

Will you play SWD2 on Switch, Steam or PS4?

Write Dialogue for SteamWorld Dig 2

Write Dialogue for SteamWorld Dig 2 and Win the Game

Howdy, everyone! We’re back with our second SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge for SteamWorld Dig 2. The last one was incredibly fun, so we can’t wait to see what you come up with this time! I’m sure many of you want a second shot at becoming an ambassador. Let’s get to it!

Help us write in-game dialogue

We need your help to write a piece of text for the game. Specifically we want you to write a miners’ proverb. A proverb is a simple and concrete saying that expresses
a truth based on common sense or experience. Every culture has its collection of these wise sayings that offer advice about how to live your life.

Popular English proverbs include:

  • “Two wrongs don’t make a right.”
  • “The pen is mightier than the sword.”
  • “Better late than never.”
  • “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

You get what we’re looking for, right? Make it something that would make sense to hear from an experienced miner deep underground in a cave somewhere. If you can put a robotic twist on your proverb that would be lovely (but it’s not necessary). Remember to keep it short and sweet!

Dig deep and gain riches!

The winning proverb is waiting to be discovered somewhere deep underground…

What you can win

The winner will become a SteamWorld Ambassador. As a SteamWorld Ambassador you’ll get free copies of every version of every SteamWorld game. Ever. We’ll even add a few spares you can give to your friends. You and the other Ambassadors also get access to exclusive information about the SteamWorld games as they progress. This is done in our private Facebook group.

Rules and how to enter

Submit your proverb (and ask any questions) in the comments below. We need your idea by Sunday May 28 at 11:59 PM PDT. We’ll pick a winner next week. By submitting your proverb you give us the rights to freely use it in our products, services and marketing materials. We also reserve the right to judge whether the winning entry appears in the final game or not, and might alter the wording to fit the style of the game. If no suitable entry is submitted before the deadline we’ll still choose a winner that gets all rewards mentioned above.

Create your entry freely, but let’s keep it safe for work and enjoyable for anyone! Offensive entries will be flushed down a digital drain, somewhere.

Got what it takes? Hit us with your best shot!

How To Play SteamWorld Dig 2 Before Anyone Else

Howdy, partners!

We’re back and well-rested after a few hectic weeks of showing SteamWorld Dig 2 to happy gamers at PAX East, EGX Rezzed and GDC. What we’ve unveiled so far is only a teeny-tiny portion of the game. It’s only the game’s tutorial, actually! SteamWorld Dig 2 has a lot going for it and we can’t wait to show you more in the coming months. In the meantime we’re in need of your creative skills!

Watch the video for all details or continue reading:

The SteamWorld Ambassador Challenges are back!

We need you to help us come up with a great name for a steambot that will appear in SteamWorld Dig 2. The robot in question is the charming robot below. She’s a small town bot feeling a bit lost after arriving to the big city of El Machino. Even though the city is rather modest in size, it’s a huge place compared to anything she’s ever seen before. She’s determined to learn more about this place and find a way to deal with her new surroundings.

Name this lovely robot!

What you can win

The winner will become a SteamWorld Ambassador. As a SteamWorld Ambassador you’ll get free copies of every version of every SteamWorld game. Ever. We’ll even add a few spares you can give to your friends. You and the other Ambassadors also get access to exclusive information about the SteamWorld games as they progress. This is done in our private Facebook group.

Rules and how to enter

Submit your entry (and ask any questions) in the comments below. We need your idea by Sunday April 16 at 11:59 PM PDT. We’ll pick a winner next week. By submitting your idea you give us the rights to freely use it in our products, services and marketing materials. We also reserve the right to judge whether the winning entry appears in the final game or not, and might alter the name to fit the style of the game. If no suitable entry is submitted before the deadline we’ll still choose a winner that gets all rewards mentioned above.

Create your entry freely, but let’s keep it safe for work and enjoyable for anyone! Offensive suggestions will be flushed down a digital drain, somewhere.

Got what it takes? Hit us with your best shot!

Play SteamWorld Dig at PAX East in Boston this week!

Play SteamWorld Dig 2 at PAX East on Nintendo Switch!

Update: We accidentally communicated the wrong booth number. It’s supposed to be #22048. We updated the last paragraph to reflect that.

Howdy, partners! How about that SteamWorld Dig 2 reveal and Switch launch last week?! We’ve had a blast reading your reactions and playing Zelda all weekend! Both are equally amazing and makes for a combined 10/10 experience!

As excited as we are online we can’t wait for fans to play SteamWorld Dig 2 for themselves. And on that note…

We’ll be showing the first, public demo of SteamWorld Dig 2 on Nintendo Switch at PAX East (March 10-12, Boston, MA)

This is a rare chance to play SteamWorld Dig 2 on Nintendo Switch ahead of launch later this summer. Make sure to stop by and play. We’ve got a special demo version running beautifully on multiple stations and lots of SWD2 swag to hand out. To find us, just look for the SWD2 banners in the lobby or locate booth number #22048.

Will we see you at PAX East? If not, what shows should we visit near you?

SteamWorld Dig 2 debuts on Nintendo Switch in 2017

Howdy, partners!

It’s my absolute pleasure to announce that SteamWorld Dig 2 is slated for a summer 2017 release on Nintendo Switch. Due to popular demand from all of you, we’re (finally) revisiting the mysterious and unresolved setting for SteamWorld Dig.

Check out the reveal trailer: 

Here’s the official game description:

“Grab your pickaxe and dig into this sequel to the award-winning SteamWorld Dig! A platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. In search of her lost friend, a lone steambot and her unlikely companion must dig deep, gain riches and explore an underworld riddled with danger. But time is running short…”

The adventure begins this summer when SteamWorld Dig 2 debuts on Nintendo Switch (with more to follow). We can’t wait to show all of you how we’ve incorporated the Nintendo Switch system’s unique technologies, like the Joy-Con and HD Rumble.

Dig deep and gain riches!

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and platform announcements by following us on Twitter and Facebook! For those of you attending PAX East we have prepared a special demo version of SteamWorld Dig 2. It’ll be available on the show floor in our SteamWorld Dig 2 themed booth. Look for the SWD2 banners in the lobby!

For more screenshots and details, visit the official SteamWorld Dig 2 website.

SteamWorld Dig 2 FAQ

When exactly will SteamWorld Dig 2 be released?

You can expect to play SteamWorld Dig 2 sometime this summer.

For which platforms will it be released?

SteamWorld Dig 2 will debut on Nintendo Switch. Stay tuned for more platform announcements in the near future. We’re exploring the possibilities of a multiplatform release on day one. Stay tuned!

What was “SteamWorld Quest” and “SteamWorld Project 2017?”?

There’s a really fun connection between SteamWorld Quest/SteamWorld Project 2017 and SteamWorld Dig 2. Get the full story behind it in the latest Engine Room episode on YouTube.

Will the sequel be longer than the original SteamWorld Dig?

Sure thing! It’s a meaty exploration-focused platformer with a wide variety of upgrades and worlds to discover. Expect a vivid underworld in which you’ll encounter all kinds of enemies, treasures and traps. We’ll reveal more details in the coming months!

BTW, where the heck is Rusty?!

We haven’t forgotten about Rusty. He’s very important to the events unfolding in SteamWorld Dig 2. We don’t want to spoil anything this early, but rest assured knowing he’s present in the game.

What do you want to know about SteamWorld Dig 2?