3DS Platformer SteamWorld Dig Available For 20% Off

By Ishaan . October 17, 2013 . 9:30am

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SteamWorld Dig, the Nintendo 3DS platformer that recently climbed its way to the top of the eShop charts, is available for 20% off in North America and Europe, the game’s developer Image & Form have announced.

 

Here’s what the discount, which lasts until October 20th, looks like:

 

UK £7.99 -> £6.39

EU €8.99 -> €7.19

US $8.99 -> $7.19

 

Additionally, Image & Form say that they’re working on the next SteamWorld game already, which recently got to the point of having its first playable build.


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  • Christian Wright

    i. just. bought. this. last. week. -_-

  • Lord Búho

    Everyone with a 3DS should play this game, it’s the most fun I’ve ever had from something on the eShop.

  • ronin4life

    Huh…
    Might need to check this out…

    Along with the dozens of other eshop games… so I will probably end up forgetting…@.@;;;

    • kylehyde

      Whishlist my friend.

  • IxisNaugus

    Was waiting for this to go on special. Picked it up about an hour ago. Excited to try it out, but I’m still in love with Etrian Odyssey IV, and have a number of other lengthy 3DS games to plough through, so it may be some time before I can play it. Then again, it is only an eShop release, so chances are it isn’t too long. I should be able to find time for it.

    • LunarKnite

      Most playthroughs run from 4-8 hours, depending on how completionist you play. It’s a great game though, despite the brevity, so hope you enjoy it.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        People tend to get sucked into playing it. They dont even finish it after that much. Then they finish it and want more.
        Its a game great for speed running :3

        • LunarKnite

          Yeah, I actually bought it pretty soon after it launched back in August, but I only played an hour before I went through the whole game two weeks later in just a few sittings.

          If I didn’t have so many other games to play, I’d definitely would try doing some speed runs myself, but it’s actually a touch prospect because I was such a completionist the first time I went through.

      • IxisNaugus

        I see. I’m the type of person to at least attempt to 100% the games I play, so I suppose I could round your high end estimate up to 10 hours. That sounds good to me, I’m sure I can find a day or two to get stuck in and get it all done. Perhaps this weekend. Thanks for the time estimates!

        • LunarKnite

          My numbers were already accounting for 100%. I clocked in at just over 6 hours while getting 100%, but I like to think that I did it pretty efficiently so I added a few hours to that for a good range.

          I have seen some people speed run it in about and hour or less, so there’s that end as well.

    • 65daysofstatic

      After having just recently found the time to finally get around to finishing Shin Megami Tensei IV (which took me a staggering 64 hours to complete), I’ve a similar mind regarding the purchase of this game.

      Off-topic: How do you find Etrian Odyssey IV? I’ve only ever played the first one in the series. Wondering how the overall pacing has changed, if at all, in the wake of multiple smaller dungeons and a large explorable world map ( the first game felt too monotonous, with each floor of the singular dungeon more daunting to get through then the next).

      • IxisNaugus

        EO4 is the first game I’ve played in the series. I’ve not played the original, which was the only other game to be released in Europe until now, so I can’t speak for how it fares in comparison to that. In response to your thoughts, though, I can say that I feel a great sense of freedom and leniency in options from this game, something I’m assuming previous games (or at least the very first) didn’t provide? You can’t explore entire world maps from the moment you’re first allowed to wander, but I feel like there’s definitely a lot to explore when you do gain access to them (I’m on the third world map, not sure how many there are in total). The further along you progress into the game, however, the more areas of each world map you can explore, so there is incentive to return to previous world maps and keep exploring if you wish to.

        At no point so far have I ever had specific areas closed off from me, or forced to progress through the main quest. The smaller dungeons I’ve come across so far have only been one or two floor affairs, and usually have unique treasure or enemies hidden within. Optional quests often ask for you to explore these mini-dungeons, and yield rewards that are usually only beneficial to the overall growth of you guild, and you gain experience points for completing them, so it’s a lovely alternative to fishing for encounters for the sake of gaining experience and levelling up.

        On the point of monotonous dungeon design, I feel as though every dungeon I’ve come across has been unique enough that the experience has yet to grow stale. Every ‘main’ dungeon seems to carry some special trait to set itself apart from the last. It keeps things fresh enough for me, though I’ve really taken to map drawing and exploring anyway, and I haven’t played any other game in the franchise, so I can’t speak for how different or unique it is compared to dungeon designs of past games.

        I think it’s a wonderful game and I’m so glad I gave it a chance. Not even Pokemon has drawn me away from the experience for too long! I especially adore the battle system, I think the balance is very tight. The game is difficult, but almost never frustratingly so. If you ever do decide to play it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I am right now, or at least more than you seemed to enjoy the first game.

        Hopefully my response wasn’t too long winded and doesn’t upset Ishaan or any other mods. It is an off-topic response so I hope I’m not pushing any boundaries. If so, I apologize.

        • 65daysofstatic

          Long-winded (and detailed responses) are among my favourite. So thank you for that. As to pushing the boundaries of this topic, I agree that we are veering too far into off-topic material. I will say that I appreciated your response, and that I will take it into account when I decide to look into EOIV.

      • InfectedAI

        There’s a demo on the eShop and a demo for the new game, Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, which is a remake of the first game with an actual story component.

  • kylehyde

    i download it the last saturday, why didn’t wait a couple of days more?

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