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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!
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…
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!
- 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
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…
- 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.
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!
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.
Upcoming New Adventures:
New Untitled SteamWorld game
Revealed: March 30, 2020
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
Released: September 10, 2020 (EU & NA)
Relevance: Rusty appears as a playable fighter
We hope you found this guide helpful!Tags: 88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition, Bounty Battle, Guide, Image & Form, Nintendo Switch, SteamWorld Dig, Steamworld Dig 2, SteamWorld Guide, SteamWorld Heist, SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition, SteamWorld Quest, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
This post was written by Jack Longman