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.
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.
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
-Sequel- to SteamWorld Dig
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.
@DrFinkelstein 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.