- Number of Players
- Single Player
- Release Date
3DS (3DS eShop)
- 8th Aug 2013, $8.99
- 7th Aug 2013, £7.99
- 20th Nov 2013, ¥800
- Official Site
- Also Available On
- Switch eShop, Wii U eShop, Xbox One, PS4, PS Vita
Review SteamWorld Dig (3DS eShop)
A gem to discover
At its best, the 3DS eShop is host to titles with a simple, well-formed idea that's executed with care and skill. SteamWorld Dig, the second in the SteamWorld franchise from developer Image & Form, fits into that mould, incorporating puzzle platforming mechanics within a continuous process of digging and resource management...
About The Game
AN EPIC JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN!
SteamWorld Dig is a hardcore platform mining adventure game for Nintendo 3DS.
Take the role as Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives to an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below...
To be released in the Nintendo eShop™ in mid 2013.
- Carve a path through the earth, and explore a deep underground world full of secrets, treasure and terrors.
- Uncover the remnants of Human civilization, a degenerate race of drunken, dynamite-wielding troglodytes.
- Meet the weird and interesting townsfolk of Tumbleton and help the community get back on its feet.
- Beautiful, high-res graphics with dynamic lights and multiple parallaxed background layers.
- Not another 3D effect showcase nor a cheap port; we’re making an Actual Game™! :)
those pictures' rez are higher than normal 3ds games what does this mean?
It means they're development screenshots or something.
@beat and @Cyb3rnite: yep, it sure does. We're drawing all our graphics in vector format, so that we can use it for more hi-res purposes - posters, gorgeous screenshots and what have you - and then we scale down for the 3DS. Still looks fabulous on the 3DS though, and the gameplay is coming along nicely. We just recorded an early beta gameplay video - I'll post a video link in a separate post here!
@imageform oh i get it. where's the video?
@beat: here it is! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmILgleMlYI
Certainly looks interesting enough:)
@JenJacobsen, put away those knives. SteamWorld Dig is definitely coming to Australia.
We now have an official release date! Looks like you'll have to wait through the first part of the summer, but who'd like to spend the best months of the year underground anyway? STEAMWORLD DIG WILL BE AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE ON AUGUST 8, 2013.
Things are heating up! Rusty, Dorothy and the rest are hitting the eShop on August 8 in the US, Europe and Australia on August 8! For once, Japan will have to wait a few weeks.
The game looks really good and the reviews reflect that so I'll get it. Probably in september, but I dunno. I can't really wait
@imageform its cool seeing devs comment on these articles
Thanks for this page, NintendoLife! Everyone, did you see? 10 out of 10 in PocketGamer for SteamWorld Dig: "This isn't simply the best Nintendo 3DS game you've played - it's one of the best games you'll play this year." Awesomesauce!!
."..10 out of 10 in PocketGamer for SteamWorld Dig:" that's saying alot, I hold thier assessment in very high regard. However I was already sold based on a interview I read with one of the developers.. The screens on the eshop look fantasttic, now to DL....
So getting this on payday!
"Japan will have to wait a few weeks."
You are now my favorite video game developer.
I hope there will be a sequel!
I'm probably gonna get this because it looks awesome and i might get some money for it soon.
Will it be a Nintendo exclusive, forever?
@yuwarite hopefully! Nintendo could do with more good exclusives that aren't developed by them.
In response to your other question (which got deleted - either by yourself or by a mod), no. I am not random anon. And I am not a driveby commentator. I have only recently started getting involved with commenting on NintendoLife articles.
This is an EXCELLENT game! I've played through it twice, and it is so much fun!
great game! a little bit hyped though. but nevertheless great! =)
Its shorter than I would have liked.
@imageform I think Steamworld Dig is a really great game. The only thing I can complain about is that I think it was way too short. Hope the sequel will be much longer. Håller tummarna för det och det löser ni nog säkert!
@Playan Thanks! I'm sure we'll "lösa det" in the next game - it'll be way too long instead. ;D
@imageform Thanks for the reply. Way too long sounds much much better! ;D
@Playan Hahaha! I KNEW you'd think that! ;D
@imageform @Playan I have to agree with Playan here. Steamworld Dig is a fantastic game. Very fun to play, great concept, beautiful artwork, charming characters and dialogue, and absolutely perfect controls. But I'd also like to see the next one (there will be a next one right?) longer and maybe a little more challenging. Maybe more of an emphasis on exploration instead of the game telling you exactly where to go next, or still have that feature for younger players but an option to turn it off. ok, time to go play it again and improve my time.
@ted-k Thanks a lot! The next one won't be the same type of gameplay, but we'll make sure it's long enough - and hopefully we can have different difficulty settings through easy means as the one you're suggesting. Happy gaming!
@imageform Love the game man. It is fantastic. just picked it up and cant put it down.
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