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Image & Form announces SteamWorld Heist

Posted on September 16, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS eShop, News, Wii U eShop

Image & Form has finally unveiled the next entry in the SteamWorld series. Today, the company announced “SteamWorld Heist”.

Here’s an official “elevator pitch” from Image & Form:

SteamWorld Heist is a game about space adventures and survival. Recruit a team of ragtag robots to explore and scavenge the remains of a destroyed world. Board enemy ships and command your crew in a unique variety of turn-based combat.

Taking place some time after SteamWorld Dig, a cataclysmic event has shattered the planet and forced its population into steam-driven spaceships. It’s a robot-eat-robot world out there, and water is desperately hard to come by. Heisting other ships and bases – bad guys fortunately, the lot of them – is their only way to remain in operation.

“Heist isn’t a sequel to SteamWorld Dig,” Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson said of SteamWorld’s Heist announcement. “It’s set in the same world and the cowbots are still the heroes. But a lot has happened to SteamWorld since then, and we want to make a game that is radically different. Partly because we really wanted to make a turn-based strategy game, but also because it felt like a clever move. The obvious follow-up would’ve been Dig 2; we wanted to surprise instead.”

SteamWorld Heist will be available in spring 2015. Check out a teaser trailer above.

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