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Thanks to Image & Form, we know there is a new SteamWorld game in the works but other than that, we know absolutely nothing about it, but that’s okay, because there is quite the selection of SteamWorld games on the NintendoSwitch and we’re covering them all in this brand new guide!


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steamworld dig 2

SteamWorld Dig 2


Release Date: September 21, 2017 (EU & NA) / November 23, 2017 (JP)

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action, Platformer, Adventure, Puzzle

Game File Size: 178 MB


SteamWorld Dig 2 takes you on a platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. When an old trading town is struck by mysterious earthquakes, it’s up to a lone steambot and her unlikely companion to uncover what trembling terrors lie beneath.

Dig your way underground and explore vivid worlds riddled with treasure, secrets and traps.

Combat dangerous enemies at every turn of the underworld’s twisted paths, including shadowy creatures and the haunted remains of an ancient electrical threat.

Upgrade your gear to forge deeper into the earth and take on bigger challenges.

Swing across large chasms with your Hookshot and fly through caves with the Jet Engine!

And finally, learn the truth about your long lost friend…

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SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition


Release Date: December 28, 2017 (EU & NA) / July 12, 2018 (JP)

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action, Strategy, Shooter, Role-Playing

Game File Size: 198 MB


In SteamWorld Heist you command robot pirates in epic tactical shootouts. It’s turn-based strategy with an action twist: By manually aiming your weapons you’ll pull off insane bullet-bouncing trick shots!

SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition is fully optimized for Nintendo Switch™. It comes with “The Outsider” campaign, including a mysterious ally and a shipload of weapons, upgrades, hats, and missions previously only available as DLC.

As the captain, you board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your recruits with unique abilities, weapons – and even stylish hats!


Key features:

  • Strategy focused on skill rather than chance
  • 15-20 hours of playtime, followed by New Game+
  • Kind to newcomers, deep and challenging for veterans
  • Soundtrack by real-life robot troupe Steam Powered Giraffe
  • Optional touch controls for ultimate precision
  • Procedurally generated levels

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SteamWorld Dig


Release Date: February 1, 2018 (EU & NA) / July 05, 2018 (JP)

Players: 1 player

Genre: Platformer, Action, Adventure, Puzzle

Game File Size: 96 MB


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…


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.

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Runbow (Playable Character)


Release Date: July 03, 2018 (EU & NA) / December 13, 2018 (EU & NA)

Players: up to 9 players

Genre: Platformer, Party, Action, Multiplayer

Game File Size: 1.1 GB


The world of Runbow changes with each swipe of the background, so you’ll have to stay on your toes as platforms and obstacles disappear – If you can’t see it, it doesn’t exist. Fast, frantic, and fun for up to nine players, Runbow is filled with tons of modes and content to keep you running back for more.

Go head to head with your friends, locally or online, in Run, Arena, or King of the Hill, for a colorful, crazy competition.

Hundreds of pieces of unlockable Gallery content await you, from concept art to characters, and even a few hidden secrets…

Crazy multiplayer, five game modes, 19 guest characters, hundreds of levels, and tons more content all in one unforgettable colorful game, you better get ready to Runbow!

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SteamWorld Quest

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech


Release Date: April 25, 2019 (EU & NA) / June 27, 2019 (JP)

Players: 1 player

Genre: Role-Playing, Adventure

Game File Size: 696 MB


SteamWorld Quest is the roleplaying card game you’ve been waiting for! Lead a party of aspiring heroes through a beautifully hand-drawn world and intense battles using only your wits and a handful of cards. Take on whatever threat comes your way by crafting your own deck choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards!

What awaits you is a luscious treasure chest filled with gold, dragons, vivid worlds, magic, knights in shining armor as well as XP, turn-based battles and all that good RPG stuff! The game’s humorous mix of traditional fantasy and steampunk robots makes for an unforgettable experience with lots of laughs.

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Upcoming New Adventures:

SteamWorld Headhunter

Expected release: 2023

SteamWorld Build

Expected release: 2023

In SteamWorld Build, you must escape a dying planet by building a mining town to dig up vital long-lost technology. Meet the ever-growing needs of your citizens, trade resources and defend your mine from the creatures that lurk below.


Honourary Mentions:


88 Heroes – 98 Heroes Edition

Released: October 12, 2017 (Worldwide)

Relevance: Among the 10 new heroes added, is Rusty from the SteamWorld  series


Mutant Mudds Collection

Released: December 14, 2017 (EU & NA)

Relevance: One of the games in the Mutant Mudds Collection is Mutant Mudds Super Challenge, in which Rusty is a playable character

Bounty Battle

Released: September 10, 2020 (EU & NA)

Relevance: Rusty appears as a playable fighter

Curious Expedition 2

Released: August 11, 2021 (EU & NA)

Relevance: Robots of Lux DLC adds Piper Faraday as a playable character

We hope you found this guide helpful!

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: contact@miketendo64.com / jack.lo@miketendo64.com Website: https://miketendo64.com/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyVMO4QgcniAjhLxoyc9n8Q

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