SteamWorld Dig hits Wii U on August 28!

Hello everybody!

Following its success on Nintendo 3DS™, SteamWorld Dig now comes to Wii U™! We’ve listened to our fans and we’ve finally made it happen! The game will be released on the Nintendo eShop on August 28 in Europe, Australia and the Americas. It will run in smooth 60 FPS with beautiful HD graphics (1080p) and have support for both off-TV play and the Wii U Pro Controller. Get ready to dig in!

Image & Form and Nintendo go way, WAY back. We released our first game on a Nintendo console back in 2010 (SteamWorld Tower Defense) and a lot of us at Image & Form are major Nintendo fans 🙂 So to finally get to release on Wii U feels amazing!

SteamWorld Dig for Wii U will be available at $9.99 / €8.99 / £6.99. A steal!

Compared to the Nintendo 3DS version from last year, this release has:

  • HD graphics: Beautiful, high-resolution (1080p) graphics
  • Eye candy: Animated character portraits, bloom filter, tweaks and polish
  • Customizable screen interface and controls
  • Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian
  • Clutter-free HD graphics. The map and other interface elements are now displayed on the Wii U GamePad
  • Off-TV Play. Continue digging on the Wii U GamePad even when your TV is occupied or turned off
  • Support for Wii U Pro Controller
  • And maybe there’s an Easter egg somewhere?

Don’t miss CEO Brjann on IGN showing the Wii U version and talking about our totally new upcoming SteamWorld game!

We are really looking forward to the release of SteamWorld Dig on Wii U and we hope that you are as well. Are you going to get the game on Wii U? Tell us in the comments! 🙂

All the best,

Mikael Forslind,
PR & Marketing Manager

(Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2012 Nintendo.)

  • Mikael Bonnaventura

    so I guess it wasn’t possible to make a crossbuy promotion for 3ds owners? 🙁

    • EU players get 25% off on the Wii U version 🙂 sadly it wasn’t possible in NA ATM. We tried very hard to make it happen 🙂


    Any plans for a Japan release on the Wii U as well?

    • Yes. Our Japanese publisher is currently working on it. No date to announce yet though.

      • JCDNP

        Thanks for the reply. I’ll be looking forward to it.

  • Marvin

    Will you update the 3DS version to include the five new languages ? The 3DS version seems to be the only version of the game with only english texts.

    • Hi Marvin! Sorry, no current plans to update the 3DS version. Sorry 🙁 We are working hard on the upcoming totally new SteamWorld game. So many things to do, so little time!

      • Espressi

        Please bring the other languages to the 3ds. Wanna buy it for 3ds since release, but i was waiting for german language. Your success story of steamworld dig began on 3ds but you only bring the new languages to steam and wii u. Hm.

  • UPDATE: I added information about price and a link to a IGN video with CEO Brjann.

  • ptBR language won’t be available in Wii U?

    • Hi! I’m assuming you’re talking about Brazilian Portuguese? Unfortunately that is not available in the Wii U version. The Steam version has that language though.

      • Hm… That’s really bad, there are a lot of WiiU owners here in Brazil that would like to play it in Brazilian Portuguese… But probably we’ll still buy the game even without the language. Thanks for your reply =)

  • Mikael Bonnaventura

    @Micke didn’t you mention earlier that acheivment could’ve happen on the wiiu version? also would anthill be hard to port to wiiu, seems like a great fit. Looking forward to the new game.