Steamworld Heist Announced

The popular eShop title has a follow-up on the way!

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 09/16/2014 06:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

It’s hard to think of an eShop title that’s received more attention and acclaim than SteamWorld Dig. The title released to a number of strong reviews, leading to an unmitigated success story for developer Image & Form. Fans eager for more won’t have long to wait, as SteamWorld Heist has been announced for sometime in 2015.

According to Image & Form, SteamWorld Heist will take place after a cataclysmic event has rocked SteamWorld, and water has become a scarce commodity. In order to survive, the game’s cowbot protagonists will have to commit a number of heists from enemy ships and bases. Players will recruit a team in order to accomplish this task, and take part in turn-based battles.

“Heist isn’t a sequel to SteamWorld Dig,” says Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson. “It’s set in the same world and the cowbots are still the heroes. But a lot has happened to SteamWorld since then, and we want to make a game that is radically different. Partly because we really wanted to make a turn-based strategy game, but also because it felt like a clever move. The obvious follow-up would’ve been Dig 2; we wanted to surprise instead.”

Image & Form has provided a short trailer for the title, which we’ve mirrored below.

Details are scarce at this time, but a Nintendo release, whether it be on Wii U, 3DS or both, seems incredibly likely at this time. The original title was a number one seller when it debuted on Nintendo 3DS last September. Stay tuned to Nintendojo where we’ll have more information on the title in the near future!

Source: Image & Form

One Response to “Steamworld Heist Announced”

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    ejamer says...

    Very excited to see how this turns out after absolutely loving SteamWorld Dig.

    Based on what was shown in the teaser, I’m hoping that Image and Form are experimenting with a turn based strategy game with a side-scrolling perspective. That would be an interesting twist to the usual top-down view that genre employs.

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