Enemy Alert: Meet The Scrappers

Meet the Scrappers!

Howdy, partners!

In the latest gameplay videos and screenshots from SteamWorld Heist focus is geared towards the player’s team. And rightfully so. Captain Piper and her rag-tag band of steambots are the protagonists of the game, after all.

But whom they’re pointing their guns at are also of great interest. Among the first of the baddies the Captain and her crew encounter in Heist is the faction of robots known as Scrappers. They’re the enemies you’ve seen in our recent trailer and screenshots.

OUCH!

A Scrapper bullet to the face is NEVER a good thing.

The Scrappers are the scourge of The Outer Rim of inhabitable space. They’re nasty, vicious and menacing – but not the sharpest tools in the shed. What they lack in brains they make up for in sheer numbers and pure insanity. The root of their disturbing behaviour is unknown; so is the reason of their rapid expansion.

Fresh reports have them plunder the goods and killing the passengers of countless spaceships and space stations. Though not confirmed, there are reasons to believe they also steal entire ships. But even worse are the rumors of them partaking in the horrible practice of collecting the body parts of their victims. Whatever their goal, one thing is certain: Someone has to stop the Scrappers before it’s too late.

Captain Piper's spaceship preparing to dock a Scrapper space station.

Captain Piper’s spaceship preparing to dock a Scrapper space station.

The Scrappers come in different shapes and sizes. Each with varying abilities and a unique look. Check out three of the Scrapper types below:

The Rippers are mostly harmless but pose a threat in great numbers. More dangerous are the Choppers, since they’re slightly smarter and able to handle more potent weaponry. Out of the three the Crushers are the ones you should really watch out for. They take a lot of hits and deal the most damage.

If you compare the Scrappers in the portraits to the ones in the screenshot above you see they all have somewhat different looks to them. They are randomly generated, so it’s not likely to meet exact look-alikes twice in a row.  This is not just to please the eye. It also plays an important part in the story. Exactly how will be revealed in the finished game.

Over to you:

 

What do you think the Scrappers are after?