The Nintendo Switch library is expanding almost constantly, and next week will see a great addition to the already well-rounded collection of titles on the hybrid console. The original SteamWorld Dig game will release on the Switch on February 1st, developer Image & Form Games revealed today.
Image & Form confirmed the SteamWorld Dig release on a podcast, followed by a post from the studio’s official Twitter account. The developer’s original masterpiece, first released on 3DS consoles in 2013, will cost an affordable $9.99 on the Switch. It likely will only be available as a digital download via the eShop, as no physical release was mentioned.
This isn’t the first — or second — SteamWorld game to make its way to Nintendo Switch. The sequel, SteamWorld Dig 2, and the original’s spiritual successor, SteamWorld Heist, released on the Switch last year to wide acclaim. In both SteamWorld Dig titles, players carve their way through underground worlds filled with plenty of enemies, loot, and other surprises.
Switch owners who played SteamWorld Dig 2 will feel right at home in the original, with some few differences. Mostly notably, the levels in the sequel are completely handcrafted — the same each time you play them — while SteamWorld Dig features procedurally generated worlds for a new experience with each playthrough. The protagonists of each game are also different, with mining steambot Rusty in the first and Dorothy in the sequel.
SteamWorld Dig is currently available on 3DS, Linux, Mac, PC, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, and Xbox One, with Nintendo Switch being added to the lineup on February 1st.