SteamWorld Dig Heads to Switch on February 1

Image & Form Games has announced a Nintendo Switch port for the original SteamWorld Dig.

The original metroidvania-spelunking game will launch for the hybrid console on February 1st, for $9.99/ €9.99. Originally released back in 2013 for the Nintendo 3DS, the game was later ported to PC, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Xbox One, and the Wii U.

Here’s a rundown on the game:

SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure with strong Metroidvanian influences. Take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below…

After making a huge impact on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, we’ve decided to bring SteamWorld Dig to PC / Mac / Linux. Introducing HD graphics, achievements and more, the game has been optimized for Steam!

Key Features

  • A rich world of steam-driven robots, inspired by Steampunk and Western themes.
  • Explore an underground world full of secrets, treasure and terrors.
  • Uncover the remnants of human civilization, a degenerate race of dynamite-wielding troglodytes.
  • Randomized worlds with emergent gameplay.

In case you missed this as well, you can find our review for the original SteamWorld Dig here (we highly recommend it!), as well as its direct sequel SteamWorld Dig 2 here (also highly recommended!). You can also find our review for the tactical spinoff SteamWorld Heist, here (we highly recommend it).



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  1. GameZard
    January 22, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    I thought the game was already on switch.

  2. oraoraikuze
    January 22, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    that’s the 2nd game, this is the first.

  3. Jared Bellow
    Jared Bellow
    January 23, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    I played this game on my PS4 since I loved Steamworld Dig 2 on my Switch and wanted to see if the first was nearly as fun. It turns out – not really – infuriating save system, dubious level design, and not really much content. The trophies are also really unfun. I’d say it’s worth picking up if it’s $5 on a sale but that’s about all I’d go for it. After you experience the gameplay and level design improvements of the second one it’s really hard to go back.