SteamWorld Dig was an amazingly popular game when it launched on 3DS (and later PC and PSN). It had a simple concept – dig deep underground and mine goodies. Developer Image & Form isn’t content resting on their laurels. Today they announced the next game in the SteamWorld series as SteamWorld Heist.
This time the game takes place in space. You’re still scavenging items but now you’ll have to deal with enemies onboard other ships. How do you manage to heist enemy vessels? Players will fight opposing crews via turn-based combat. The world is still a mashup of western and robot but the stakes now seem much higher.
SteamWorld Heist is aiming toward a Spring 2015 multiplatform launch.