Since SteamWorld Dig 2 was first announced, Image & Form did say other platforms could also get the new game this year and today they’ve revealed some of them!
In both a PR email and a blog post, Image & Form have revealed that the upcoming sequel will also be coming to PlayStation 4 and Steam around the same time as Switch and that their release has nothing to do with delaying the Switch version, but the release is being delayed? Why? Well as stated the game is “pretty much finished now,” but the devs wish to spend a couple of months polishing it up to make SteamWorld Dig 2 the best that it can be. So what this means is while Summer was the previous launch window, now it is Late Summer/Early Fall 2017.
Sure the delay is a gutter as it certainly seems we will have to wait longer than previously believed, but SteamWorld Dig 2 is well worth the wait, since we’ve waited years for a Dig sequel anyway. With regards to the delay though, Image & Form’s Julius Guldbog did have this to say:
“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.”
With regards to a Wii U release, I’m sorry to say this but there won’t be one as the developer no longer intends to bring the game to the former main Nintendo console. The full comments can be seen here, followed by a few words about the 3DS:
“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.”
And that as they say is that! I wish there was more SteamWorld Dig 2 news to share today, but that’s pretty much it, but as soon as the time come back from vacation and the news starts coming once again, we’ll be sure to share it. So for something to do to pass a few minutes of the time, you can also click on the link below to check out the impending work of art on Steam:
Until next time, keep on gaming!
Source: Image & Form Games PR