SteamWorld Dig 2 Announced for Nintendo Switch

Independent Swedish developer Image & Form have announced SteamWorld Dig 2 for the Nintendo Switch.

The game features a new robotic protagonist, and will launch sometime this year for the new console. It’s worth mentioning the game isn’t exclusive to the Switch, with Image & Form teasing future “platform announcements.”

Featured above, you can view the debut trailer for the game. Here’s the first artwork and screenshots:

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Image & Form:

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…

Adventure awaits this summer when SteamWorld Dig 2 debuts on Nintendo Switch. We can’t wait to show our fans how we’ve incorporated the Nintendo Switch system’s unique technologies, like the Joy-Con and HD Rumble.

In case you missed it, you can find my review for the original SteamWorld Dig here (I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it). You can also find our review for the tactical spinoff SteamWorld Heist, here (we highly recommend it).



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  1. Lucky
    February 28, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Awesome. All the Steamworld games (so far) are great.

  2. dogmentation
    February 28, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I loved the absolute shit out of both Steamworld games, but seeing as how they have all gotten PC ports, I think I’ll be savin’ my money for Lord Gaben on this one.
    The Switch just is not a compelling platform for people like me who already have an awesome gaming PC and no actual friends.

  3. Heresy Hammer
    Heresy Hammer
    February 28, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I’ll just wait out for the pc port. Glad this series is getting more games though.

  4. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    February 28, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    I love these devs. The original was surprisingly compelling.

  5. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    February 28, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Keep telling yourself that.

  6. RichardGristle
    February 28, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    WTF even is this console? 80% of these Switch games look like some of the dime-a-dozen indie Steam games.

  7. OldPalpy
    March 1, 2017 at 4:45 am


  8. OldPalpy
    March 1, 2017 at 5:02 am

    Yes he can because it’s the truth there is no way these all aren’t going to end up on Steam in under a year or less. If all the Switch can do is bait indies into ignoring PC/Steam for a couple months then guess what that’s not a compelling reason for people like Dogmentation when they’ll bound to be plenty of other games hitting Steam to occupy their time and wallet. The main reason for indie devs to do this is because they’re afraid of the increasing competition on other digital platforms and want a safe space just like they wanted with Ouya.
    And the other fact of this matter is Steam pounds Nintendo’s digital store into the dirt when it’s still up in the air if they’re maintaining their horrifically archaic practices involving digital purchases or not.

  9. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    March 1, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Without HD Rumble, without the ease of portability, without Nintendo exclusive content. The PC version of these indie games will be the inferior versions. And that’s assuming they get PC releases at all. Several of the best Wii U indie games, like Fast Racing and Affordable Space Adventures, never got a PC release.