SteamWorld Dig News
News Image & Form Is Hosting A SteamWorld Sale On The eShop This Weekend, Up To 75% Off
If you haven't experienced the SteamWorld series by Image & Form yet, or still need to play a specific entry, this weekend is the perfect time to act on this. From now until the end of the weekend in both North America and Europe, all SteamWorld games on the Switch, 3DS, and Wii U eShop have been discounted. Some games are even...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 11th)
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
And just like that, yet another week has gone and passed us by. We've had a pretty huge sale on the eShop and finalised Nintendo E3 plans to get all excited about over the last few days, but now it's time to sit back and talk about how we'll be enjoying our weekends. We've shared our gaming plans below, but...
News Grab Yourself Some Free Indie Gems With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
SteamWorld Dig! Runbow! Teslagrad!
A new wave of rewards have been added to the European My Nintendo website, celebrating some of the 3DS and Wii U's best indie titles with free download offers. Of course, by "free" we mean "you'll have to spend some of those Gold Points you've been earning", but these offers do seem pretty tasty to us this time...
Video The Weird and Wonderful World of the SteamWorld Miiverse Communities
Co-presented by Allbran Sigson
Miiverse is, alas, one day going to be but a treasured memory. A quirky part of the Wii U and 3DS landscape, Nintendo is moving on and not including its bespoke social network on the Switch; that's a bit of a pity, as some entertaining posts will no doubt be lost. Image & Form has now produced a funny video...
News Multiple Discount Options Coming with SteamWorld Heist on Wii U
Launch and loyalty deals
Earlier today we shared the usual Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, which included the details for SteamWorld Heist arriving on Wii U. Well, some of the details. Though its full price will be $19.99 / €19.99 / £14.99, Image & Form has passed on details of launch promotions it's running when the game...
Video Image & Form Launches Its Final SteamWorld Contest for 2015
Win the soundtrack, a stylish hat, games and more
SteamWorld Heist was one of a few high-profile and distinguished titles to land on the eShop in December, and unsurprisingly developer Image & Form is getting ready to step back and take a break for the Holidays. It's released one final episode of 'The Engine Room', however, with a neat prize on...
News Fear Not SteamWorld Dig Fans, A Direct Sequel Could Still Happen
"But will we ever see the SteamBots in 3D?"
During our many excursions at EGX this year we found ourselves chatting to Brjann Sigurgeirsson from Image & Form, the developer most notably responsible for SteamWorld Dig and the upcoming SteamWorld Heist. During the interview we learnt that although every SteamWorld game thus far has been of a...
Video Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld's Varied Games and Ideas for the Future
Is also honest on the DSiWare store's layout...
SteamWorld Heist is likely to be on quite a few wishlists ahead of its planned Fall release on the 3DS eShop, with a later arrival also due on the Wii U. It's the continuation of what's rapidly become Image & Form's key IP following the multi-platform success of SteamWorld Dig. We previously...
News Image & Form Explains the SteamWorld Timeline in Its First 'Engine Room' Video
The steam age
With SteamWorld Heist getting close to release on the 3DS - coming a little later on Wii U - its developer Image & Form is keeping itself busy in getting eShop fans talking about the game and its franchise. Earlier this week it launched a contest in search of a tagline for the game, and has now kicked off a new video series...
News Humble Nindie Bundle Allows Wii U and 3DS eShop Gamers in North America to Pay What They Want
Well, it's happened, and it's quite a landmark for the Wii U and 3DS eShop and a few key developers. The latest Humble Bundle - which groups games together and allows you to pay what you want to unlock some or all of what's on offer - is currently offering up the Humble Nindie Bundle in the Americas; unfortunately gamers in other...
Feature A Year in Development - Image & Form
Brjann Sigurgeirsson outlines an important 2014 for the developer
In the first of this 2014 'Year in Development' series, Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson follows up on last year's article to highlight the key moments that influenced the studio's year. It's that magic time of year again, and what better opportunity to look back at 2014,...
Feature Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perfect For Summer - Community Choices
Games you're playing in this sunny season
Earlier this Summer we brought you two top 10 Wii U and 3DS game lists for the season, one for retail titles and another for eShop releases. We also promised to take your suggestions from the comments in those articles for a community list; so here we are. Naturally we've only picked 10, five for Wii U and...
News SteamWorld Dig May Have a Discount on Wii U For Those With the 3DS Version
Studio is looking into the possibility
A continual complaint for some that own both a Wii U and 3DS is the absence of cross-buy promotions, particularly with Virtual Console games but also with some download titles available on both systems. We have seen recent examples from Nintendo with Pushmo World discounts, and there's been a genuine cross-buy...
Nintendo Download 17th July (North America)
Strike Force Foxx, Mr. Driller 2, making comics and discounts
It's time for the weekly Nintendo Download Update, North America, and this week brings a relatively short list for consideration. The Game Boy Advance library on the Wii U Virtual Console grows again, while we have a mix of helicopter action and comic book production over on the 3DS...
Nintendo Download 17th July (Europe)
EarthBound reduced, shoot 'em up action, GBA Kirby and more
It's Monday morning, which means European gamers can see what treats await in this week's Nintendo Download Update. There are some interesting options, with some new games, another Game Boy Advance title and some particularly enticing discounts. Let's get to the details. Wii U eShop:...
Interview Image & Form on its SteamWorld Dig Adventure and Hopes for Wii U
"I believe 2014 is going to be a great year for the Wii U"
Just recently Image & Form confirmed that SteamWorld Dig is coming to the Wii U this Autumn / Fall, which is certainly terrific news for fans of the 3DS original. In some senses it's entirely logical, as the title has been upgraded for HD releases on PC and PS4, while also making its way...
News SteamWorld Dig Is Finding Its Way to Wii U This Autumn / Fall
Dig a little deeper
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...
News The Nintendo eShop Is Like Paradise, Says Image & Form's Brjann Sigurgeirsson
"The gamers are REAL gamers who pay for quality"
As we're all well aware, the Nintendo eShop isn't the only digital marketplace out there right now. Sony and Microsoft have their own storefronts for downloadable titles, and the iOS App Store and Google Play market offer developers to chance to reach millions of potential customers. However, for...
Nintendo Download 13th March (North America)
Yoshi, retro Mario, Cubes, Bubbles, Discounts and more
It's Nintendo Download update time, North America, and this week brings you a major retail release on 3DS, some retro treats and three new download-only games on 3DS. There are also some tasty discounts, including one of the must-have eShop releases from 2013; you can check out all of the...
Nintendo Download 26th December and 2nd January (Europe)
Storming castles, classic Mario, Pokémon banking, EDGE and much more
Update: Nintendo of Europe issued details for two full weeks of downloads previously, so a fresh update isn't expected. Please note that Pokémon Bank has been delayed due to the Nintendo Network server issues encountered during the festive season. Original Article: With this...
Video Nintendo Minute Chooses Its Top Games of the Year
All must have games
Over the past week we've shared a mini series of videos from "Nintendo Minute", a regular YouTube show from Nintendo of America. Its hosts have been shortlisting their favourite 3DS, eShop and Wii U games, and in the final part confirmed each other's top choices. We should think only one guess is required to predict the Wii U...
Feature A Year in Development - Image & Form
The SteamWorld Dig developer shares its 2013 experience
In the first of a mini-series here on Nintendo Life, some of the most respected eShop developers share their experiences of 2013. First up we have Brjann Sigurgeirsson of Image & Form, which brought us the terrific SteamWorld Dig on the 3DS eShop. Below is the studio's 2013, in...
News SteamWorld Dig Coming to PC, But Follow-Up Will Still Arrive "Day One" on 3DS
"Nintendo has treated us like royalty"
SteamWorld Dig is a 3DS eShop title that's undoubtedly caused a stir among Nintendo Download gamers, while also receiving bounteous praise throughout its reviews. The work of Image & Form, it's been a title that's retained solid momentum after launch due to positive word of mouth, while Nintendo gave it...
News SteamWorld Dig Creators to Make "Huge Announcement" Tomorrow
Is there another SteamWorld game in the works?
Image & Form, the Swedish development studio behind 3DS eShop title SteamWorld Dig, stated on Twitter earlier today that it will be making a huge announcement tomorrow. Seeing as the tweet — which is shown below — tells us to speculate about what this could be, we thought it'd be rude not to...
Competition Are You Fast Enough to Enter the SteamWorld Dig Perfect Run Contest?
Be the best digger
In the months following the release of the excellent SteamWorld Dig on the 3DS eShop, our friends at Image & Form have had varying reports from fans about how quickly were able to complete the game. Some of these were so impressive that they have even caused CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson to question his own skill at playing the...
Nintendo Download 17th October (North America)
A Mighty sequel, retro 'goodies', retail options, racing on snow and more
It's that time again, North America, for the Nintendo Download update to brighten up your week and get you through to the weekend. There's a fairly lengthy list of options on the Wii U and 3DS, incorporating the new, the old and the very old; with plenty of diverse options to...
Nintendo Download 17th October (Europe)
Sonic arrives, Urban Champion returns (?!), some tasty discounts and more
While the Monday blues are common, the Nintendo Download update arrives to bring a ray of sunlight to our week. This time around there are a few retro games, including a surprise return, Sonic dashes onto the Wii U and 3DS and we have some encouraging discounts to consider...
Interview Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson Talks SteamWorld Dig And Working On The eShop
Critical reaction, the Wii U eShop and picking 3DS over smartphones
At this year's Eurogamer Expo we were lucky enough to get the opportunity to speak to Image & Form's Brjann Sigurgeirsson about the company's 3DS eShop title, SteamWorld Dig. In the interview, Sigurgeirsson speaks about the development of the game and its lore, its critical...
Exclusive New Instalment in SteamWorld Series Under Development for the 3DS eShop
Brjann Sigurgeirsson spills the beans to us
SteamWorld Dig, since its release on the 3DS eShop, has gradually matched critical acclaim with greater awareness and success on the platform. It's certainly a title that's captured the imagination of many regular 3DS eShop regulars, picking up plenty of positive word of mouth. We've spoken in detail to...
News Image & Form Discuss How SteamWorld Dig Became Such A Success
Word of mouth built up a head of steam
Nintendo 3DS eShop title SteamWorld Dig has certainly been a success for Swedish developer Image & Form. Released in early August, it shot right to the top in the European and Australian eShop, while it has been riding high in the North American store as well. Its success is even more impressive when you...
Nintendo Download 8th August (North America)
DuckTales returns, Bumpie has a party, Mario & Luigi are dreamy and more
It's that time again, North America, with some juicy Wii U and 3DS options coming your way in this week's Nintendo Download update. There's some nice variety, too, with a platforming remake, quirky mini-game collection and a bonkers RPG among the options. Let's get to the...
News SteamWorld Dig Is Breaking The Surface Early In Europe And Australia
Coming tomorrow in those regions, new trailer also released
European and Australian 3DS owners will get to play SteamWorld Dig a full 24 hours before their North American counterparts, as the game will go live on the eShop tomorrow at 17:00 CET in those regions. We've been sent this piece of juicy info by developer Image & Form International,...
Nintendo Download 8th August (Europe)
Spinning the bottle, battles for the ages, digging for glory and more
It's Monday morning, so it's Nintendo Download news time in Europe. This week brings us one of the most unique Wii U eShop titles to date, some retro goodies, and quite a mix of new titles and price cuts on the 3DS eShop. Without further ado, let's get to the details. Wii U...
News SteamWorld Dig To Hit 3DS eShop in North America and PAL Regions on 8th August
Keep on diggin'
A little while ago we discovered that Swedish developer Image & Form was working on a spiritual successor to DSiWare title SteamWorld: Tower Defence. In our interview with the developer, we were told that the 3DS eShop title is a "platform mining adventure" with the "aim to mix platform play with puzzles and emergent elements"...
News SteamWorld Dig Dev: Wii U Is "Very Powerful", But Nintendo Is Struggling To Explain Its Appeal
Studio has ideas in the works for the console
Brjann Sigurgeirsson — CEO of Image & Form — has been talking to Nintendo Difference about his company's forthcoming 3DS title SteamWorld Dig, and was predictably asked about the chances of it coming to the Wii U eShop. He replied: We are still considering SteamWorld Dig for Wii U, but I also...
Developer Interview Image & Form on SteamWorld Dig, 3DS Development and Working With Nintendo
"3DS gamers are generally more experienced than mobile gamers"
SteamWorld: Tower Defense arrived on DSiWare back in the summer of 2010, and represented the Nintendo debut of Swedish developer Image & Form. Its stylish approach was well received critically, and despite its brevity represented a solid offering worth consideration on the last-gen...
News SteamWorld Dig Is Burrowing Its Way To The 3DS eShop This Year
"Not another 3D effect showcase nor a cheap port", according to the developer
Swedish studio Image & Form has announced SteamWorld Dig, a new title for the 3DS eShop which is expected to launch later this year. Set in the same post-apocalyptic world as SteamWorld: Tower Defense, the game will be a "hardcore platform mining adventure" with...