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SteamWorld Dig 2 is already a smash-hit!

SteamWorld Dig 2 Tops The Charts – Here’s Why You’ll Love It Too!

Howdy, partners!

SteamWorld Dig 2 is out now on Nintendo Switch, Steam and PS4/Vita. Now that it’s available on all planned platforms we thought we’d recap how the launch is going for us.

Critics can’t stop praising it

SWD2 is enjoying extremely favorable reviews, with a current score of 88/100 on Metacritic. It’s the #4 Best Switch Game of ALL TIME. We’re extremely proud of this achievement and would love to share what notable media have to say. You can read the reviews in case you want to hear from others what makes the game so special:

10/10 – Nintendo World Report“Blows the original out of the water”
9/10 – GameSpot“A polished jewel.”
9/10 – Pocket Gamer“A must-have”
9/10 – Nintendo Life“Excellent”
8.8/10 – IGN“Pitch perfect”
8.5/10 – Destructoid“A worthy addition to any library”

At the time of writing the game has yet to receive a score below 8/10 (a “problem” we’re actually pretty happy to have).

It’s selling like hotcakes, too!

Players are having a blast as well, with the 98% approval rating on Steam being the obvious proof. Everyone’s praise results in impressive sales; I’m happy to announce that SWD2 is the biggest launch in SteamWorld history, selling faster than any game we’ve ever made before it. On Switch it’s topping the charts in as good as every country. In less than a week we’ve already earned back most of the game’s total development budget. Twenty or so people for almost a year and a half… You do the math!

Help us cement SWD2 as a modern classic

We’d like to humbly thank each and everyone who’s helped us make the SWD2 launch the roaring success it is. With your help we’re off to a great start and now is a better time than ever to get the game on everybody’s lips for years to come. Please continue talking about the game online and share it with your friends, fans and family. If you believe the game deserves its spot in the video game hall of fame you know what to do.

Reply for a chance to win the game: What excites you about SWD2 the most?

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?

SteamWorld Heist Hits PS4 & PS Vita On May 31 + Giveaway

Howdy, everyone!

We have big news today: SteamWorld Heist is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on May 31! After a great time and big success on Nintendo 3DS, we’re thrilled to unveil the HD version to you and the rest of the world 😀


Gameplay footage + Giveaway


Price, Cross-buy, Launch Discount and DLC

SteamWorld Heist will launch simultaneously in the Americas, Europe, and Australia. It comes with a slew of wonderful languages and will also be cross-buy. We did a PS4/Vita cross-buy when we launched SteamWorld Dig on PlayStation back in 2014, so doing it again was a no-brainer.

The full price will be $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99 (or the equivalent), but to celebrate SteamWorld Heist’s HD debut we’re also treating PlayStation gamers to a 15% discount. If you’re in Europe or Australia, the game is available for pre-order from today and you can enjoy the discount in the two weeks until launch. Our friends in the Americas will get the discount at launch. Make sure to check the PlayStation Store for more info once the SteamWorld Heist game page is up and running in your region!

Also, The Outsider DLC will be available on both PS4 and PS Vita from day one. Exciting times!


PS4 Screenshots

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Win SteamWorld Heist on PS4 and PS Vita early

  1. Tweet us @imageform with the following tweet:
  2. “When #SteamWorldHeist hits PS4 & PS Vita on May 31 I will _ _ _ _ _ .”
  3. Fill in the blank with your space pirate dreams!

We will pick two winners early next week. Good luck!


Will you play SteamWorld Heist on PS4, PS Vita or both?