One of the best indie game releases of 2017 is getting a physical retail release this year. Rising Star Games has announced SteamWorld Dig 2 will receive boxed editions for PlayStation 4 and Switch. This retail-friendly version is currently scheduled for a Spring 2018 release.

The SteamWorld series is developed by Swedish developer Image & Form. “We’re totally humbled by the community’s reaction to SteamWorld Dig 2”, said Brjann Sigurgeirsson, CEO at Image & Form. “This latest SteamWorld adventure is a milestone, and we’re naturally very proud of it. Many fans are now asking for a physical release, so it makes me very happy to be able to partner up with Rising Star Games for a boxed version. We’re also excited that additional exclusive items will be included as well!”

steamworld dig 2The upcoming boxed editions will feature an exclusive double-sided poster featuring artwork from the game as well as a reversible inlay.

SteamWorld Dig 2 is the sequel to 2014’s SteamWorld Dig. SteamWorld Dig featured action-platformer gameplay in a cavernous world of mines and treasure. A spin-off, SteamWorld Heist, released in 2015 and shifted gears to tactical 2D strategy. SteamWorld Dig 2 expands on the original platforming adventure, this time starring a different steampunk robot hero named Dorothy.

SteamWorld Dig 2 retail versions will launch Spring 2018. It’s available now on digital shops for Steam PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Switch. It’s been rated E for Everyone.


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