It looks like Image & Form's Steamworld Dig has come full circle. Originally a 3DS exclusive, the robot-western-romance-mining-adventure then broke out on Steam, headed to PSN and now it's back on a Nintendo platform, the Wii U.
The Swedish studio discuss why they've brought their award-winning indie game to Wii U in a new blog post. Basically, they're massive Nintendo fans and they think Wii U is a "powerhouse" with a lot of potential. The Wii U might be getting a lot of flack in the media these days, but it seems to be very well received by indie studios, which makes me pretty happy because the indie scene is where all the good ideas are these days.
SteamWorld Dig For Wii U. Is It Really True?
- Press release - Image & Form Games, Gothenburg, Sweden. June 5th, 2014
Howdy, journos and bloggers!
Yes, it’s true. Image & Form’s SteamWorld Dig is coming to Wii U™! Ever since we first launched our latest game SteamWorld Dig on Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo fans have been asking us for a next-gen Wii U version of the game. And now that we are Wii U developers we can finally answer the players’ prayers!
For those of you who know the history of Image & Form it should come as no surprise that Nintendo and Image & Form go way back. We actually had our first ever console release in 2010 on the Nintendo DSi™ with SteamWorld Tower Defense (the first game in the SteamWorld series). The game was awarded with an 8/10 from IGN.com. That made us very happy, to say the least. Our success on Nintendo systems continued last year when we released SteamWorld Dig on Nintendo 3DS™.
We’re aiming to release SteamWorld Dig on Wii U in the fall of 2014, and we’re overjoyed by the fact that we’ll soon have our first Nintendo home console release. It’s a lifelong dream come true, since most of us at Image & Form are massive Nintendo fans. We wrote a blog on that, in which we also explain why we think Wii U is a perfect platform for SteamWorld Dig.
If you’re looking for an inspiring quote from us, you’ll have plenty of words to choose from over at our blog: Why We Think Wii U Is A Perfect Platform For SteamWorld Dig