The clock has stopped around the turn of the 19th century, and humankind has prematurely blown itself to bits.
The remaining scraps are huddling in caves beneath the surface, and steam-powered robots have taken over the Wild West. A horror scenario? No, rather the setting for SteamWorld Dig, the new 3DS eShop game from Swedish developer Image & Form. Don’t worry: the robots are the good guys. And you’re one of them.
You play the protagonist, Rusty – a lone-wolf, steam-powered cowbot who has come to an old mining town in great need. While digging your way through the old earth for riches and helping the townfolks get back on their feet, you unwittingly wake an ancient evil that lurks below…
SteamWorld Dig is a hardcore platform mining adventure that will be released on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Europe and Australia on August 7, 2013 and America on August 8 (Japan will have to wait a couple of months). You dig tunnels, collect rare minerals, sell them for better equipment and take on the terrors of the underground – while Rusty undergoes the strangest of transformations.