DrFink addition: Announced, I believe, through social media today (6/5/2014) is the fact that Steamworld Dig is coming to Wii U!!
Image & Form to DrFinkelstein on Instagram (in comments) said:
"There will be some new features and tweaks but essentially it'll be the same SteamWorld Dig we all know and love :) /Julius" ... "I can't tell what exactly will be new but I promise it will be unique in some aspects."
I'm not sure how that would even be a "too little, too late" situation. It's a great game, sure, but it won't move consoles. Plus the original did great on the 3DS so it's not like the devs themselves are struggling. It's nice to have on the Wii U eShop but you make it sound like it's some sort of desperate Nintendo attempt here
No, I mean for the devs. This game is already out on...nearly every other platform (except for Xbox, I think?) - the Wii U version is incredibly late. When I first saw this news, I wasn't sure how many people out there would be left that would:
A.) Be interested in this game
B.) Not have already played it on some other system
But it appears some missed it entirely (whyyyy?!?) and others are willing to at least consider a double-dip, so...who knows. Maybe it'll do well. If nothing else, it's a great game to add to the Wii U library, and that's never a bad thing. You're right that it won't move consoles, but at least it will give current Wii U owners something else that's fun to play.