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SteamWorld Heist Announced! - Coming Spring 2015
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September 17, 2014, 02:52:39
The gang over at Image & Form are working on their next big hit! Presenting... SteamWorld Heist!

Image & Form said:
SteamWorld Heist is a game about space adventures and survival. Recruit a team of rag-tag robots to explore and scavenge the remains of a destroyed world. Board enemy ships and command your crew in a unique variety of turn-based combat.

From what I've read so far, this sounds like a rather inventive game that Image & Form plans to use to show that not only is SteamWorld a firm franchise, but they as a developer are here to stay as well. This game takes place in the same general world as previous SteamWorld titles but a lot of time has since passed and things have evolved. Here you'll find free-aiming turn-based combat, looting, strategy, and lots of upgrading as the main character Piper makes their way through various locations throughout space.

The exact platforms the game will premiere on is unknown but what is known is Image & Form's deep love and appreciation for Nintendo. It's very likely the game will premiere on one or both Nintendo platforms. They intend to bring the game to as many platforms as possible though, staggered over time like how SteamWorld Dig ended up. I don't know about you, but I'm incredibly intrigued. Read the interview at the link below for some very wonderful in-depth information about the title and the direction the developers plan to take it.

Useful Links:
Image & Form's SteamWorld Heist Blog Premiere
Developer Interview between Image & Form and Nintendo of Europe UK.

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Posted: 09/17/14, 02:52:39  - Edited by 
 on: 09/17/14, 02:55:47    
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Bradley Kragen @BradleyKragen
@ImageForm Are you guys going to try for a Wii U version?

Image & Form @ImageForm
@BradleyKragen we're aiming for all platforms. <3

I know sometimes this means all platforms BUT Nintendo, but considering that the last game was on Nintendo platforms, I think we can expect to see this one hit.

Posted by 
 on: 09/17/14, 02:56:02  - Edited by 
 on: 09/17/14, 03:01:05

For sure. They said in the linked interview that they're grateful for Nintendo who helped them establish themselves as a platform and have shown a deep love for them. It's coming to both platforms, the question is just when.

Posted by 
 on: 09/17/14, 02:57:58
Sounds good! I really enjoyed Dig.

While I'm definitely interested in Heist, I do wonder if they ever plan on making a Dig 2 at some point.

Posted by 
 on: 09/17/14, 03:27:18

It's in an interview I read on my phone but now can't find to post here. They actually have a timeline in their heads.

SteamWorld Tower Defense

-Prequel- to SteamWorld Dig

SteamWorld Dig

-Sequel- to SteamWorld Dig

SteamWorld Heist

After this they plan to work on the game between SteamWorld Dig and Heist, though if you mean gameplay-wise too, I hope so. They've hinted that with me before through chats on social media. Though I could see them returning to that kind of gameplay a bit after doing whatever the hell they're doing here.

Posted by 
 on: 09/17/14, 03:33:00
Looks amazing, will buy day 1.

Posted by 
 on: 09/17/14, 04:58:45
My 3DS is ready.

Posted by 
 on: 09/17/14, 06:50:22
I dug Dig quite a bit.

Looking forward to this!

ALTHOUGH, the idea of them making a Tower Defense game down the line makes me sort of sad. It's not a genre I'm hugely into.

Posted by 
 on: 09/17/14, 07:22:52

It was already released on DSiWare.

Posted by 
 on: 09/17/14, 07:51:46
I'm game. Will nab this on Wii U if possible.

Posted by 
 on: 09/17/14, 12:07:55
I must have missed that! Haha, what a fool I am.

Posted by 
 on: 09/17/14, 15:39:35

It's part of their success story. The tower defense game on DSiware sold way more than they expected, which convinced them to put their ressources into making Dig for the eShop.

Posted by 
 on: 09/17/14, 19:37:01
So this game has been delayed apparently, still no solid release date.

It's on my short-list of 2015's most potentially awesome games I hope we get some new info soon!

Posted by 
 on: 03/22/15, 16:51:42

I thought they were just showing this around at events. Was there a 'delay announcement' specifically?

Posted by 
 on: 03/22/15, 18:30:20
Yeah, they posted on their blog it was going to be delayed until at least Fall.

Image & Form said:
About that release date…
A common question people asked us was: “When can we get the full game?”. When we announced the game back in September we thought we’d be done by February, then we thought we’d be done by the end of March and now… spring 2015 is almost over. So what that means is that SteamWorld Heist is going to be delayed with a few months. But all the extra time we take will be visible in the final release.

So our new release window is “2015”. And it won’t be before fall this year. If you’re disappointed I do feel with you. But even worse would be you purchasing an incomplete game, right? We’d never let you experience that. And like I said above: With the extra time we will make SteamWorld Heist the best turn-based, skill-based strategy game with steampunk robots. In space.

Posted by 
 on: 03/22/15, 22:23:16
Gameplay footage.

Looks like a 2D XCOM without all the randomness. Sounds good to me.

Posted by 
 on: 04/01/15, 17:00:09  - Edited by 
 on: 04/01/15, 17:00:52
Looks so awesome.

3DS screenshots!

Posted by 
 on: 05/26/15, 19:31:07  - Edited by 
 on: 05/26/15, 19:31:56
This looks really cool. I'm liking the sound effects such as the robotic voices and the clanking of metal that is audible in the gameplay trailer.

Posted by 
 on: 05/26/15, 20:20:02  - Edited by 
 on: 05/26/15, 20:22:37
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