SteamWorld Heist was a late year treat for 3DS owners in 2015, serving up a hugely accomplished follow-up to the much loved SteamWorld Dig. Its blend of charming steampunk visuals, a humorous script and clever 2D turn-based strategy worked rather well, seemingly impressing many that picked it up.

The studio has now published its first blog update of the year, and has taken the opportunity to share positive news on its performance. Answering a hypothetical question on whether Heist has been a success, it says the following:

Yes, it is! So far SteamWorld Heist is an even bigger success than SteamWorld Dig. Not just in terms of sales: Reviews and community feedback are through the roof!

At the time of writing SteamWorld Heist is tied with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for the highest rated 3DS game of 2015 (not counting remakes), according to Metacritic. We have no sales figures to share today, but rest assured we're very pleased with the numbers.

It's also confirmed, however, that the planned January update has fallen back - it'll include additional languages along with some extras in the game.

The first SteamWorld Heist update (containing the French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian translations) was originally planned for release on Nintendo 3DS this month. Time constraints have pushed this forward a bit.

We're working hard to ensure it's downright excellent and expect to have the update out before you know it. To make up for the delay we're throwing in new surprises and lots of polish. Stay tuned!

It's good news that SteamWorld Heist is performing well; the Nintendo Life community clearly likes it, as you voted it your 3DS eShop Game of the Year for 2015. It'll be interesting to see what surprises the update brings and, of course, a Wii U version is also expected this year.

Are you a SteamWorld Heist fan, or are you waiting for the HD version on Wii U? Let us know.

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