Steamworld heist

In this new era of gaming on Switch, indie games are being loved and appreciated more than ever before, but one indie franchise that's always been popular with Nintendo fans is the excellent SteamWorld series from Image & Form.

The SteamWorld games have been a hit with Nintendo's audience since the Wii U and 3DS days, and a number of ports and new releases since then mean that Switch owners have already been treated to SteamWorld Dig, SteamWorld Dig 2, SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition, and SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech.

There's more on the way, though; Image & Form teased a new game earlier this year, and has today reconfirmed the fact that it's making "new SteamWorld games". On social media, the team says that it "would love to revisit earlier games in the series" for potential sequels.

Thankfully, despite Image & Form's upcoming title The Gunk being exclusive to Xbox and Windows, CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson says that the Switch (and future Nintendo consoles) are "natural parts" of the studio's SteamWorld plans.

Are you a fan of the series? Are you excited for more games to arrive in the future? Let us know in the comments.