Get ready to get dirty because SteamWorld Dig is making its way from Nintendo 3DS and PC onto PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 later this March. The game will launch with cross-buy for the price of €8.99 in Europe and $9.99 in North America, with support for multiple languages.
The questionably-named subterranean platformer follows the adventures of the gruff mining steambot Rusty as he makes his presence known in a mining town that is much in need of help. “SteamWorld Dig is what we call ‘a mining platform adventure.”'” said developer Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson on the Official PlayStation Blog. “The objective is mining, the controls are those of a platformer, and it’s a story-driven game with a defined beginning and end.”
In SteamWorld Dig you must make your money by mining for precious stones and return to the town to hock your wares in exchange for improved equipment. The deeper you dig, the more difficult the enemies and environment become, making each excursion more troublesome than the last.
By the description of the game alone it may sound similar to that of other popular crafting-adventure games on the market, but that is a comparison that Sigurgeirsson doesn’t necessarily agree with. “It’s [SteamWorld Dig] been compared to Minecraft and Terraria, but those are sandbox games and not that similar to SteamWorld Dig — which is more of a Metroidvania type of game.
Keep an eye on TVL for more information about Image & Form and SteamWorld Dig in the near future.