SteamWorld Dig 2 is coming to the PS4 on September 26th, and we have a new trailer and some details about the upcoming sequel. First, our trusty robotic prospector, Rusty, is not the protagonist. Dorothy McCrank will be slinging a pickax this time, and she has many new upgrades, including rockets and a hookshot to maneuver through the caves.
In the history of cave-in rescues, no one has ever said they wished they were alone. (We didn’t google it for accuracy, but we are pretty sure that is true.) Dorothy has some companions during her trek, but not all of them are helpful. With her survival weighing heavily on her metal shoulders, she will have to figure out the difference between friend and the people who are not enemies but keep you from getting things done. (Please feel free to give us your personal definition in the comments for these types of people.)
Companions are not the only change from the original. The sequel will provide a much larger world and with new music. The developers are promising ten hours of gameplay with many secrets to find. Those longer hours will be filled with a tonal shift in the new soundtrack by Hotline Miami composer, El Huervo, but we doubt any animal masks will be included.
The original SteamWorld Dig was a lot of fun as players continued to collect materials and navigate their own deep tunnels underground. With a robotic cowboy steampunk theme and an upgrade around every corner to help you carve a little deeper each time, it was an addictive indie game.
You can purchase SteamWorld Dig 2 for the PS4 or the PS Vita for $19.99 (USD), and it will be a cross-buy title. If it is as good as the original, we cannot wait to dig into it.