SteamWorld Dig by indie developer Image & Form is coming out later today on PSN for both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. It will be a cross-buy game so if you buy it on one, you get it for the other platform for free. The game will retail for $9.99 but for the first week, PS+ members will be able to get a 20% discount on the price.
I’ve actually been playing the game since Friday and can tell you that it’s a fun indie game with many unique qualities. I’ll have a review up of it soon but in the meantime, check out the official press release below as well as the official release trailer for more info about the game.
Gothenburg, Sweden. March 18, 2014 – Today marks a milestone in the history of Image & Form; The first release ever on a home console! We are proud to announce the release of SteamWorld Dig on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. It will launch TODAY in the Americas and tomorrow (March 19) in Europe at the price of $9.99 in the US and 8.99€ in the EU. The game will be featured in Sony’s Spring Fever promotion on PSN with a 20% discount to PlayStation Plus members for the first week.
SteamWorld Dig will have support for multiple language as well as a cross-buy feature for PS4 and Vita allowing SteamWorld Dig to be played on both consoles. Branded as a “platform mining adventure” in a steampunk/western setting, SteamWorld Dig lets the player take the role of the Eastwood-esque robot protagonist Rusty in order to save a mining town in need. The plot thickens as he digs deeper into an underground full of treasure and terror…
“We are thrilled to present SteamWorld Dig to the PlayStation community,” beams Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson. “This is our first release ever on a stationary console, and a long-standing dream of ours. So many PlayStation gamers have asked us to bring the game to their hardware, and we can’t wait to join the community both on PS4 and Vita. We have a fantastic following on 3DS and Steam, and now we will reach a whole new audience. We are really very excited.”
Thanks to SteamWorld Dig’s immersive gameplay, unique mechanics and stunning presentation praise has been unanimous. As a result, Game of the Year nominations and awards have rained over the game.
This is what leading gaming sites say about SteamWorld Dig:
”Amazing.” (9.5/10, IGN.com – one of IGN’s highest rated games of 2013)
“An utterly phenomenal video game.” (10/10, PocketGamer.co.uk)
“A totally unexpected love letter to bold concepts.” (9/10, NintendoWorldReport.com)
“Drop everything else, and get SteamWorld Dig.” (10/10, GameZebo)
For more info, visit the SteamWorld Dig website: http://www.steamworldgames.com/dig
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Image & Form is a Swedish game developer based in rainy, windy Gothenburg. SteamWorld Dig is the most recent game in the SteamWorld series, and is a nominee and winner of numerous Game of the Year awards. Image & Form’s biggest success prior to SteamWorld Dig is the acclaimed iOS/Android real-time strategy game Anthill.