Image & Form have confirmed that their breakout hit SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt, is coming to Playstation devices in March of this year. The title originally released on the 3DS eShop back in August of last year, but it has since seen release on PC, Mac, and Linux, while also earning a multitude of awards.
SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt will cost $9.99 / €8.99 and since it’s coming to both Playstation 4 and Vita, it will be a cross-buy title as well, meaning you buy it once and get it across both platforms. The game is described as a “hardcore platform mining adventure game,” and it definitely has a downright addictive appeal to its gameplay.
Image & Form boss Brjann Sigurgeirsson had this to say on the PlayStation Blog regarding the game’s unique mechanics:
“The objective is mining, the controls are those of a platformer, and it’s a story-driven game with a defined beginning and end. It’s been compared to Minecraft and Terraria, but those are sandbox games and not that similar to SteamWorld Dig — which is more of a Metroidvania type of game.
You dig down, find gems and minerals, get back up to the surface, sell the loot to upgrade your equipment, and go back down again. Both soil and enemies get tougher the further down you go, and also other aspects of the environment.”
He also talked about how putting the game on a home console is a “long-standing dream” of everyone at the studio, and that the team is “very pleased that the console will be the magnificent PS4.” Check out our review of the 3DS version of the game, as it’s an excellent game that is easily worth the shot if you’ve missed it up until now.