Image & Form has announced SteamWorld Heist, the newest game in the SteamWorld franchise.
SteamWorld Heist is a game about space adventures and survival, where you’ll recruit a team of ragtag robots to explore and scavenge the remains of a destroyed world. You’ll board enemy ships and command your crew in a unique variety of turn-based combat.
“Heist isn’t a sequel to SteamWorld Dig,” says Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson. “It’s set in the same world and the cowbots are still the heroes. But a lot has happened to SteamWorld since then, and we want to make a game that is radically different. Partly because we really wanted to make a turn-based strategy game, but also because it felt like a clever move. The obvious follow-up would’ve been Dig 2; we wanted to surprise instead.”
SteamWorld Heist is set to release in Spring 2015; platforms, price, and release schedule are yet to be determined.