After some teases in the past week, Swedish developer Image & Form has now confirmed that hugely popular 3DS eShop title SteamWorld Dig is coming to the Wii U eShop, targeting a Fall / Autumn release on the home console's store. It's great news for fans, and has a certain logic as the title has already been enhanced and upscaled for previous releases on Steam, PS4 and Vita.
The developer's blog explains why it's happening — passion seems to be the main motivation.
We think Wii U is perfect for SteamWorld Dig for two reasons:
You guys have asked for it.
We’re massive Nintendo fans.
We’re aiming for a fall 2014 release and are overjoyed by the fact that we’ll soon have our very first release on a Nintendo home console! It may relate to the fact that most of us at Image & Form have been major Nintendo fans since childhood. And judging from all the Nintendo stuff around our office you’d think we’re at the Nintendo HQ in Kyoto!
Wii U is a powerhouse, which is extremely cool. The Wii U GamePad and Miiverse are fun to explore but we’ve yet to decide on how we’ll utilize them. Anyway we’re certain that SteamWorld Dig is perfect for Wii U. We’ll share more details with you, such as release date, price and other cool stuff, in the coming months.
Please, be excited!
The original was a strong performer in our Game of Year Awards for 2013, grabbing second place in both the Staff and Reader polls for best 3DS eShop game; we were also fans in our SteamWorld Dig review. We also know, which was exclusively revealed to Nintendo Life last year, that a new entry in the SteamWorld series is coming to the 3DS eShop, though the studio is unsurprisingly maximising the success of its 2013 hit title.
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