For fans of SteamWorld Dig we suspect the recommendation isn't needed as they'll buy this anyway. For those that skipped the first game, however, Dig 2 is a must-have - its charming aesthetic and cast set the scene for a tightly designed and clever exploration game. Now the wait begins for SteamWorld Dig 3.
As Image & Form often reminds us, its now-familiar core IP began with SteamWorld: Tower Defense on DSiWare, a thoroughly decent tower defence game. It was SteamWorld Dig that was transformative for the studio, however, achieving well-earned success on the 3DS and a range of other platforms. That allowed the team to up the ante in terms of technology and ambition with turn-based play in SteamWorld Heist, further establishing the company's reputation. Now we come back around to the game that was second in the series but really started it all, with a fully fledged sequel in the form of SteamWorld Dig 2.
SteamWorld Dig 2 continues the tradition of the original, but adds some very welcome features to the genre. Using Steamworks to connect the game with the Steam ecosystem, the game has a full complement of Steam cloud features, so saving games is easy and saves can be shared across devices. There are also leaderboards and achievements for the record books. And there's a Party mode for up to four players to take on the game's 'Dungeon Mode'. It's addictive and well worth a download for fans of the genre.
So, our last SteamWorld Dig review goes out on a high! Its easy to recommend. Stoneface and Diaz did a great job blending the old with the new, and its brilliant they gave retro-influenced combat a shot on a new systems. Dig also has one of the best Soundtracks to work with, and it does this new property very well. Lots of depth, and an easy to understand story too. Best of all its on PC too.
So we're just over 2 days away from its release date, and as happens with many of these huge SteamWorld releases ESPECIALLY the two previous ones, SteamWorld Dig 2 has been leaked. It's full of the same WIP art & concept art from the unveil, as well as the last play-testing video we saw, but this time around it's far less likely to be an official leak. The key-logger was in use to figure out how to get a studio's IP on the PS4 & Switch, so they're certainly making it a point to steal all information as they can. d2c66b5586