By Tyler Trosper / September 27th, 2017
SteamWorld Dig 2, sequel to the 2013 Metroidvania style platformer, is now available on all planned platforms. These platforms include the Nintendo Switch, Steam, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.
However, the game has been available on Steam for almost a week now and already the team has made nearly all of their budget through sales. The game is quickly outselling its predecessor and is easily the biggest launch for developer Image & Form.
For more about SteamWorld Dig 2‘s achievements, check out Image & Form’s press release.
SteamWorld Dig 2 is out now on Nintendo Switch, Steam and PS4/Vita. Now that it’s available on all planned platforms we thought we’d recap how the launch is going for us.
Critics are loving it
SWD2 is enjoying extremely favorable reviews, with a current score of 88/100 on Metacritic. It’s the #4 Best Switch Game of ALL TIME. We’re extremely proud of this achievement and would love to share what notable media have to say:
10/10 – Nintendo World Report: “Blows the original out of the water”
9/10 – GameSpot: “A polished jewel.”
9/10 – Pocket Gamer: “A must-have”
9/10 – Nintendo Life: “Excellent”
8.8/10 – IGN: “Pitch perfect”
8.5/10 – Destructoid: “A worthy addition to any library.”
The game has yet to receive a score below 8/10 (a “problem” we’re actually pretty happy to have).
It’s selling like hotcakes, too!
Players are having a blast as well, with the 98% approval rating on Steam being the obvious proof. Everyone’s praise results in impressive sales; I’m happy to announce that SWD2 is the biggest launch in SteamWorld history, selling faster than any game we’ve ever made before it. On Switch it’s topping the charts in as good as every country. In less than a week we’ve already earned back most of the game’s total development budget. Twenty or so people for almost a year and a half… You do the math!
Help us cement SWD2 as a modern classic
We’d like to humbly thank each and everyone who’s helped us make the SWD2 launch the roaring success it is. With your help we’re off to a great start and now is a better time than ever to get the game on everybody’s lips for years to come. Please continue talking about the game online and share it with your friends, fans and family. If you believe the game deserves its spot in the video game hall of fame you know what to do.
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