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?