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?

  • Ivan Junior

    Really hope u guys release SWD2 on Nintendo 3DS as well! Loved to play the last two in 3D! Don’t fail on me! 😀

    • We’ll share more plans in the future 😀 Thanks for the love!

      • Ivan Junior

        Right! Thanks

  • Ricardo



    loving the news but please, consider Xbox One this time xD … i am still waiting SteamWorld Heist on X1, lol

    • We’ll do our best!

      • SOUZA

        Thank you so much xD

  • Freya841

    YESSS Fantastic news!!! Hope will see both on XB1 one day Now If anyone is looking for me they will find me on my computer playing SteamWorld Dig (for the 10th time)

  • Zenox (Luigi)

    yayyy i can’t wait e now hug julius man!

  • Lord Ozzie

    The Direct became the best thing as soon as I saw the Image & Form logo, it will be day 1 for me!

  • Zenox (Luigi)

    it’s so strange and great see Dorothy be main character. i like her design and happy use her in the next game

    • I can tell you she’s once fierce main character! And she’s not alone as we’ve previously hinted at ☺️

      • Zenox (Luigi)

        uhhhhhhh…i hope so much play soon!

        • Swing by our booth at PAX East if you can!

          • Zenox (Luigi)

            I can follow you on socials media! Big hugs and happy Switch day!

          • The next best thing! Cheers 😀

  • Konrad Ptasiński

    Thanks guys! It is a dream come true 🙂 Hope I get the Switch by the time SWD2 arrive!

  • arcadieboy86 .

    WOW!!!!!!! Can’t Wait and on my shiny new Switch , even better.

  • Will there be digging?

    • JJ

      7.8/10 too much dirt. -IGN

    • There will be digging, mining, burrowing, excavating, going into, scooping, sifting, unearthing, uncovering, deepening, piercing and a whole lot more digging.

  • JMaster3000

    Nintendo fans are gonna have a BLAST with the game but i’ll be waiting for the PC port. Don’t let us Steam users go dry 🙂

  • Leod

    Zelda BotW, Disgaea 5 Complete, and Dig 2 are now my top 3 most anticipated titles for the Switch. Keep on ignoring our pleas for a proper Metroid/Castlevania, Nintendo. I&F’s got us covered!

    Considering the number of people frothing at the mouth for a new Metroidvania, I&F is gonna KILL with this release. Very smart, well done!

  • Please release on Steam same-day!

    • I’ll definitely make sure we do our best!

      • Or not even same-day; I just wanted to make sure it was coming to PC at all! Thanks!

        • We’re planning to announce more platforms in the near future!

  • Vanillogical

    Looks amazing! I loved SteamWorld Dig, and I’m massively looking forward to this. Are there plans for a physical release of either this or the other SteamWorld games? For that matter, are there plans for any release of SteamWorld Dig and Heist on Switch? I’d love to have all three on the Switch, and I’d especially love to have all three physically.

    • We have nothing to announce at this time regarding a physical release, but we’d love to do it! It went very well with SteamWorld Collection 🙂

      We’re focusing on new games at the moment, but we’re very interested in brining our most recent titles to the platform at one point.

  • Qn1f3

    Oh, I can’t wait.. Don’t tease us, please us, release us from our misery!

    Give us moar, moar, MOAR!

    The art direction looks fantastic, initially I thought it’s not that big of a deal comparing it to the prequel.. But then I saw them both after on and another in the Engine Room and the difference is huge!

    Before I endulge myself in a Switch and SteamWorld Dig 2, could you please consider also revisiting the space adventure with either DLC or a sequel? Pwetty please!

    • Thanks for the love! We’ll share more in the coming days, weeks and months 😀 We’re done with SteamWorld Heist development at the moment and have no new plans to share. But knowing you want us to make more is awesome!

  • Kishnabe

    My Vita is Ready!!!

  • MowMow789

    Can’t wait for this one, looks amazing! Art style looks fantastic, and I love the way you used El Machino since it was on that signpost in the original (yeah, I saw). No doubt you guys will knock it out of the park again!

  • Josh Emmons (sub0_2)

    My 3DS which has your other two games and I will be waiting patiently for those other console announcements. By the by, meditating on how awesome Steam World Heist 2 is gonna be.

  • Tez Shaw

    So excited to play this on my switch in the summer 🤗 Keep up the great work guys, and please try to port swd1 to the switch or a bundle of both of them I really don’t mind paying for Rusty again 🙃