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SteamWorld Dig 2 hits Nintendo 3DS next week

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A screenshot from the Windows PC version of SteamWorld Dig 2.
Image & Form

SteamWorld Dig 2, the celebrated steampunk Wild West mining adventure from Swedish indie studio Image & Form, will be released on Nintendo 3DS next Thursday, Feb. 22, the company announced today.

The 3DS version of SteamWorld Dig 2 will cost $19.99 in the U.S. and €19.99 in Europe — the same price as the existing versions — and it will be available digitally in the Nintendo 3DS eShop. (Rising Star Games is bringing the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions to retail later this year.)

“We’ve kept quiet on purpose about one platform ... because it’s very special to us,” said Brjann Sigurgeirsson, CEO of Image & Form, in a news release. “It’s the hardware that put us on the map with the original game, and now that we’ve come full circle, we couldn’t be more proud.” Image & Form put its existing SteamWorld franchise on the map four and a half years ago with SteamWorld Dig, releasing the game as a 3DS exclusive in August 2013; the studio later brought it to computers and consoles.

Sigurgeirsson added that Image & Form optimized SteamWorld Dig 2 to run at 60 frames per second on the 3DS — regardless of whether 3D is enabled — saying, “It runs like a charm even on the earliest iterations of the hardware.”

SteamWorld Dig 2 debuted last fall. It is currently available on Linux, Mac, PS4, PlayStation Vita, Switch and Windows. You can see six screenshots of the 3DS version in the gallery below.

Correction (Feb. 13): The SteamWorld franchise began in 2010 with SteamWorld Tower Defense, not with SteamWorld Dig in 2013. We’ve edited the article to reflect this.

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