Nintendo 3DS

Robot Cowboy Mines For Treasure In A Steampunk Platformer This Week


SteamWorld Dig, the platformer-meets-adventure game set in a steampunk town, has a release date. Developer Image & Form have announced that the game will be released via the Nintendo eShop for 3DS this Thursday in the U.S., Europe and Australia.


In SteamWorld Dig, humanity has “blown itself to bits” and the Wild West is now inhabited by steam-powered robots. You play as one such robot named Rusty—as a lone-wolf “cowbot” who arrives at a mining town in distress. You begin mining the ground underneath the town in order to discover treasure and help the townsfolk back on their feet, and in the process, find evil lurking beneath.


SteamWorld Dig will have you digging tunnels, collecting rare ore, and selling it for better equipment in order to help fight the underground terrors.


The game is slated for release on August 7th in Europe/Australia for 8.99 EUR/11.99 AUD, and on August 8th in the U.S. for $8.99.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.