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5 New Things To Expect From SteamWorld Dig 2, Coming to PS4 September 26

The sequel to the surprise indie favorite launches later this month with cross-buy for PS4 & PS Vita.

Julius Guldbog's Avatar Posted by Community Manager, Image & Form Games

Howdy everyone!

This is Julius Guldbog from Image & Form Games and I’m happy to confirm that SteamWorld Dig 2 is coming to PlayStation4 and PlayStation Vita later this month on September 26. The game will be yours for $19.99 and will be cross-buy on both consoles.

So what’s new this time around? Well, we’ve got a ton of new surprises in store. Below I’ve listed five of the most exciting ones. Let’s dig in!

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1. A New Protagonist

Rusty has disappeared. In SWD2, Dorothy McCrank is here to fill his boots. She’s gone from a sidelined sidekick in the original SteamWorld Dig to an awesome hero able to save the day. It’s up to Dorothy (and you) to accept the challenge and embark on an epic underground adventure.

2. New Companions

You won’t dig into adventure on your own this time. The game is host to a wonderful cast of characters with their own personalities, quirks and purposes. Some will help you more actively on your journey, while some will do their best to get in your way. We’ll let you figure out exactly who these people are on your own…

3. New Upgrades

The upgrades played a big role in the original Dig. This time they’re bigger, better and and will take you to places you’ve never been before. Besides carving your way through the earth with your trusty pickaxe, you will literally fly through caves with the Jet Engine and grab faraway treasure with the new Hookshot. Expect even more awesome gear as the game progresses.

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4. A Big, Sprawling World To Explore

SteamWorld Dig 2 is huge and full of treasure, traps and dangers. While the original was short and sweet, SWD2 will be a much longer experience. Expect at least 10 hours of gameplay time, and even more if you plan to explore every corner of the world and find every dirty little secret…

5. A New Musical Backdrop

El Huervo of Hotline Miami fame is composing the game’s soundtrack. It’s got a new vibe compared to previous SteamWorld soundtracks and we think you’re gonna dig it!

Excited yet? We sure are and can’t wait to let you play. If you have any questions about the game, please ask away in the comments.

What features would you like to see in SteamWorld Dig 2?

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BriarPatch512 said:

September 4th, 8:39 am

I adored the first SteamWorld Dig game! It has been one of my favorite games to recommend to people looking for something new. This is a Day 1 for me- can’t wait!

langdon said:

September 4th, 8:40 am

Thank you for the Vita version! Buying this on release day! Loved the first and Heist.

anszbd1 said:

September 4th, 8:58 am

I like the steamworld dig 1 so this game is a day 1 buy for me. Cross-buy is really great, I hope it’s cross-save too.

Superstone said:

September 4th, 11:47 am

Thanks for supporting the Vita. Day 1 buy for me. I’d rather support Sony instead of buying for my switch.

Trendy_Kid said:

September 4th, 12:02 pm

Woot! Sounds amazing. Can’t wait to play!

Michael_6utierre said:

September 4th, 5:03 pm

Can not wait.

Ralstonizer said:

September 4th, 5:05 pm

Thanks for not giving up on Vita

Finalfantasiie said:

September 4th, 6:15 pm


This is a wonderful surprise. I was so in love with the first game and that ending, omfg.

I can’t wait for this one. I hope we find out what happened with Rusty tho.

Super hype!

FlashFlooder said:

September 4th, 8:26 pm

Thanks for supporting the Vita! I’ll be buying day one even though I have a huge backlog of games, just to show my appreciation for the Vita love.


September 5th, 1:23 am

Add multiplayer online

ShadowOfEden said:

September 5th, 5:31 am

Thank you for the Vita support! I finished the original in like one afternoon, so I’m happy to know that this one will be longer!

CrusaderForever said:

September 5th, 8:46 am

Steamworld Dig was an amazing game! Looking forward to the sequel! Can you please confirm Cross-Save functionality?

JClimb said:

September 5th, 9:11 am

I thought this was a Nintendo Switch exclusive. This is great news. Intabuy for sure!

Figboy said:

September 5th, 1:18 pm

I loved the original, so I’m very excited for this one. Also glad to see it appearing on the Vita as well! I completed the original on the Vita during my commutes to and from work, so I’m happy to be able to do the same for the sequel!

elCapitan said:

September 6th, 1:43 am

First one was surprisingly addictive game. I’m very happy to see new one coming. Congrats to Image & Form Games!

cusman said:

September 6th, 7:07 am

SteamWorld Dig was nice, so this should be a welcome addition

sekaniy said:

September 7th, 6:54 am

Wow 10 hours. Vita version also!! Sweet. Is there a platinum trophy?

cowmamba said:

September 7th, 12:26 pm

I cherished the first one on the Vita. I’m so excited for SteamWorld 2 as well, I’m so glad it’s also coming to the Vita! Thank you for supporting the Vita! (can I say Vita anymore :P )

Kishnabe said:

September 11th, 11:47 am

It has a Platinum, just as difficult as Heist.

findsilence said:

September 25th, 11:05 am

It’s Sep 25 and I still don’t see the game in the PSN store.
Wanted to pick it up today so I could download it at midnight. Any word on when this will be purchasable / downloadable?

    hairypottur said:

    September 26th, 2:18 am

    It’s the 26th and still not in the PS Store :(

    findsilence said:

    September 26th, 8:24 am

    I’m seeing it on the store now, but I see Vita and PS4 as separate entries – worried whether cross-buy functionality is live.

slayer151515 said:

September 26th, 9:01 am

The Vita version mentions cross buy at the bottom, however, the PS4 version says nothing about cross buy for some reason.

ioanina said:

October 2nd, 6:08 pm

SteamWorld Dig 2 is really the best entry in the series yet, next to SteamWorld Heist! I really enjoyed it from start to finish, & how it really connects to Heist’s events!

Now that I know how it all tied together, including how Fen was brought into Heist, maybe we can see more SteamWorld Heist DLC, with story continuations, new Chapters, new allies, have Rusty & Dorothy join Piper’s crew, more inventory slot purchases, level cap increases, new bosses, new skills & abilities, & more, even new hats!

Image & Form, keep up the good work!

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