Indies on Switch: SteamWorld Dig 2 sells nearly 10 times as much as on Steam, Wonder Boy sells 100,000 units
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During the German program Game Two, new information was shared about the success of two prominent indie games on Switch. Those are SteamWorld Dig 2 and Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap.
Image & Form’s Brjann Sigurgeirsson didn’t share any specific data for SteamWorld Dig 2. However, he did say that the studio had its biggest launch on Switch. The Switch version sold nearly ten times the amount as the Steam version.
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is another game that has done very well on Switch. According to Lizardcube’s Omar Cornut, 100,000 copies have been sold on Nintendo’s console. Moreover, Switch sales have surpassed the total from all other platforms.
Image & Form seems to be teasing something for Switch, possibly SteamWorld Heist
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On its social media channels yesterday, Image & Form posted a mysterious video that might be hinting at upcoming announcements.
Towards the end of the video, the date December 10, 2015 is highlighted. Right after that, we see a Joy-Con flying off-screen. SteamWorld Heist happened to launch on December 10, 2015… so perhaps that game is coming to Switch?
First SteamWorld Dig has sold over a million copies, sequel sales on Switch much higher than other platforms
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Kotaku caught up with Image & Form CEO Brjann Siegurgeirsson for a look back on the original SteamWorld Dig as well as its sequel. While speaking with the site, Siegurgeirsson revealed that the first game has sold over one million copies collectively.
One reason that SteamWorld Dig did so well is Nintendo’s promotion of the game. Siegurgeirsson spoke about how having it featured in a Nintendo Direct a few years ago boosted visibility:
Video: SteamWorld Dig 2’s secret for 100% completion
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Around the launch of SteamWorld Dig 2, Image & Form teased something for 100% completion. A video surfaced today showing what appears to be the reward. Find a video of it below.
SteamWorld Dig 2 has biggest launch in SteamWorld history
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Image & Form indicated last week that SteamWorld Dig 2 was off to a fast start on Switch after only having been available for a couple of days. Today, the company shared more on the game’s strong debut.
Image & Form says that SteamWorld Dig 2 is the biggest launch in SteamWorld history. It has sold faster than any other game the team has made previously. Specifically on Switch, SteamWorld Dig 2 is “topping the charts in as good as every country.”
What’s most encouraging of all is that Image & Form has “already earned back most of the game’s total development budget.” That bodes well for the studio going forward.
Source: Image & Form PR
SteamWorld Dig 2 sales off to a very strong start on Switch
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SteamWorld Dig 2 has only been out for a few days, so it’s tough to make too much out of the game’s sales thus far. But with that said, it seems Image & Form is very happy with its performance thus far.
When one fan asked about SteamWorld Dig 2’s sales on Twitter, the developer responded:
I can't (or won't, doesn't matter) divulge actual figures, but #SWD2 has started way, way better than both the original Dig and SW Heist. ->
— Image & Form Games (@ImageForm) September 24, 2017
-> We have seen only the first-day sales on Switch… when we first saw the figures, we were sure we were reading them incorrectly. But…!!
— Image & Form Games (@ImageForm) September 24, 2017
This is definitely encouraging to hear. Hopefully SteamWorld Dig 2 continues to sell in the weeks and months to come.
Image & Form teases special content unlock for reaching 100% completion in SteamWorld Dig 2
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Switch owners picking up SteamWorld Dig 2 today may want to reach 100% completion. By doing so, you’ll unlock some sort of special post-game content.
In a new message sent out to the media, Image & Form teased:
Video: Image & Form talks about what’s new in SteamWorld Dig 2
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With a day to go before launch, Image & Form has posted a new SteamWorld Dig 2 video covering what’s new in the sequel. Check it out below.
SteamWorld Dig 2 launch trailer
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Image & Form have uploaded a launch trailer for their upcoming SteamWorld Dig 2. The game will be out September 21st on the Switch. Watch the trailer below.
SteamWorld Dig 2 file size
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The European Switch eShop has updated with a listing for SteamWorld Dig 2. It provides us with the final final size. For those who plan on picking up the game later this week, you’ll need just 172MB of free space.
The original SteamWorld Dig was similarly small. On Wii U, the first game was about 220MB.
SteamWorld Dig 2 will be out in North America and Europe on Thursday.
Source: Switch eShop