Boom! Hatshot! Er, wait...

SteamWorld Heist developer Image & Form Games have returned from their showings at PAX East and GDC and are quite pleased with their game's reception, if their latest blog update is any indication. Unfortunately, fans will need to take the good news with a dash of patience, as the title will not be hitting the Wii U or 3DS eShops within its original Spring 2015 release date.

According to Image & Form Community Manager Julius Guldbog, Heist has not been ready for projected February and March releases, and now has a straight up "2015" release date. The game is now not expected before fall, but Guldbog says the extra time will show in the final product:

If you’re disappointed I do feel with you. But even worse would be you purchasing an incomplete game, right? We’d never let you experience that. And like I said above: With the extra time we will make SteamWorld Heist the best turn-based, skill-based strategy game with steampunk robots. In space.

So as not to walk away empty-metal-handed, Image & Form has released a new batch of screenshots from the demo that was available at the conventions, You can find the shots in the gallery below. They do a bit to show off that, although the title is turn-based, players will be aiming and firing their weapons in real-time, with bullets able to ricochet off walls in many (if not all) cases.

Are you in on SteamWorld Heist when it arrives? Let us know what you think!