Image & Form is working on a new title for the 3DS eShop known as “SteamWorld Dig”. It’s a “hardcore platform mining adventure” that sees players digging tunnels and collecting rare minerals that can be sold for improved equipment.
SteamWorld Dig is scheduled for a mid-2013 launch. Image & Form tells us that development will wrap up in April and will then be submitted to Nintendo. The studio is planning to have the game available in English and Japanese.
The official press release containing story details can be found below. Check out the gallery above for screenshots.
Don’t worry, they’re the good guys…
In upcoming Nintendo 3DS mining game SteamWorld Dig, steam-powered robots are the ones to root for.
It’s the turn of the 19th century, and humankind has prematurely blown itself to bits.
The remaining scraps are huddling in caves beneath the surface, and steam-powered robots have taken over the Wild West. A horror scenario? No, rather the setting for SteamWorld Dig, the new 3DS eShop game from Swedish developer Image & Form. And don’t worry: the robots are the good guys. And you’re one of them.
You play the protagonist, Rusty – a lone-wolf, steam-powered cowbot who has come to an old mining town in great need. While digging your way through the old earth for riches and helping the townfolks get back on their feet, you unwittingly wake an ancient evil that lurks below…
SteamWorld Dig is a hardcore platform mining adventure that will be released on the Nintendo 3DS eShop™ in mid 2013. You dig tunnels, collect rare minerals, sell them for better equipment while taking on the terrors of the underground.
For more, visit the SteamWorld Dig website:
Source: Image & Form PR