The original SteamWorld Dig was a fun surprise on PS4 and PS Vita when it was released so when I heard about SteamWorld Dig 2, I was excited. The only downside was that it was only being release on Nintendo Switch at the time and I don’t own one. Well, that’s not going to be a problem anymore come September 26th because today it was announced that SteamWorld Dig 2 will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. Not only that, it’ll be a cross-buy title so $19.99 will get you both for 1 low price.
Below are 5 things you should know about the game:
1. A New Protagonist
Rusty has disappeared. In SWD2, Dorothy McCrank is here to fill his boots. She’s gone from a sidelined sidekick in the original SteamWorld Dig to an awesome hero able to save the day. It’s up to Dorothy (and you) to accept the challenge and embark on an epic underground adventure.
2. New Companions
You won’t dig into adventure on your own this time. The game is host to a wonderful cast of characters with their own personalities, quirks and purposes. Some will help you more actively on your journey, while some will do their best to get in your way. We’ll let you figure out exactly who these people are on your own…
3. New Upgrades
The upgrades played a big role in the original Dig. This time they’re bigger, better and and will take you to places you’ve never been before. Besides carving your way through the earth with your trusty pickaxe, you will literally fly through caves with the Jet Engine and grab faraway treasure with the new Hookshot. Expect even more awesome gear as the game progresses.
4. A Big, Sprawling World To Explore
SteamWorld Dig 2 is huge and full of treasure, traps and dangers. While the original was short and sweet, SWD2 will be a much longer experience. Expect at least 10 hours of gameplay time, and even more if you plan to explore every corner of the world and find every dirty little secret…
5. A New Musical Backdrop
El Huervo of Hotline Miami fame is composing the game’s soundtrack. It’s got a new vibe compared to previous SteamWorld soundtracks and we think you’re gonna dig it!
Excited yet? We sure are and can’t wait to let you play. If you have any questions about the game, please ask away in the comments.