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SteamWorld Build Steam Wave update

SteamWorld Build just received its latest free update, dubbed “Steam Wave”.

A new round of content is now available at no extra cost. The game added in new decorations, and there are a number of little touches in celebration of summer.

Here’s the full rundown:

SteamWorld Heist II

April 17: Thunderful is making SteamWorld Heist II, the company just announced. A release is planned for August 8, 2024 on Switch.

SteamWorld Heist first appeared on 3DS in 2015 and Wii U the following year. A Switch version debuted at the end of 2017.

As for SteamWorld Heist II, here’s the first details:

Crowns and Pawns Kingdom of Deceit physical

Another Switch physical release is coming from Super Rare Games with the company announcing that Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit is next  in its lineup.

3,000 copies will be available. Each unit includes the game on a cartridge, reversible cover, a full-color manual, an exclusive sticker, and trading card pack.

Planet of Lana gameplay

New gameplay is now available for the Switch version of Planet of Lana. After it came out last year, the title landed on Switch this week.

You can find some information about it in the following overview:

SteamWorld Build Mechanized DLC

Thunderful and The Station today unveiled new Mechanized DLC for SteamWorld Build, and it should be launching soon.

The DLC lets players explore new mines, solve puzzles, construct new buildings, and encounter new enemies alongside a new companion: The Mech. By working with this companion, they’ll be able to escape from the planet, as they are tailored to solve any puzzling problem players may encounter by moving, pulling and lifting, due to their brute, raw strength.

You may not have noticed, but the Switch version of Laika: Aged Through Blood. This came as a bit of a surprise as there was no announcement from Headup prior to launch.

Originally, Laika: Aged Through Blood was actually set to launch in January. Headup explained that it was looking “to ensure the version we launch is in the best possible shape it could be in”. In the end it took about two months extra for the Switch launch.

SteamWorld Build Mechanical Meadows update

A new “Mechanical Meadows” update just dropped for SteamWorld Build.

This is a seasonal patch for the game that ushers in spring. It comes with 11 player placeable decors, 5 environment decors, 10 mine decors, 3 agent decors, 1 tumbleweed, and 1 custom light and post.

SteamWorld Headhunter put on hold

As part of its latest financial results, Thunderful CEO Martin Walfisz commented on the sales of SteamWorld Build. While we don’t have specific data, SteamWorld Build “fell slightly short of expectations”.

Switch was actually referenced specifically here. Walfisz said “the genre of this game has not really appealed to our most dedicated target audience and it has not been well-suited to the Switch console, which has traditionally been a key platform for SteamWorld games.”

SteamWorld Build Dorado Crest update

Thunderful and The Station have announced the latest free update for SteamWorld Build known as the Dorado Crest.

The update brings a new mesoamerican themed area to the game which contains three new maps, one new for each layer. Players can also access new decor and a new building.

Laika: Aged Through Blood release date

Laika: Aged Through Blood isn’t too far away on Switch, with Headup and Brainwash Gang providing a release date for the “motorvania” experience. It’ll be ready to go on January 11, 2024.

You may have heard of Laika: Aged Through Blood previously as it was announced for Switch in June. Headup Games didn’t share information regarding launch timing when it was revealed.

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