From the harsh, sun-scorched plains of the western frontier to PlayStation platforms, Swedish indie studio Image & Form confirmed today that its mining platformer, SteamWorld Dig, will make its way onto PS4 and PS Vita on March 18th and 19th in North America and Europe, respectively.
Initially released through the Nintendo eShop back in August of last year, the indie gem garnered critical acclaim for its atmospheric setting and grizzled protagonist, Rusty. After making your way to the humble village of Tumbleton, players are tasked with unearthing resources and the buried secrets of the town in typical, side-scrolling fashion.
Additionally, SteamWorld Dig also features a variety of abilities that users can unlock in exchange for excavated cash and gems — including wall-climbing and the ever-useful steam punch. Undoubtedly, Image & Form’s 2D western draws from games such as Terraria, given the inventory management and retro aesthetic.
Priced at $9.99 (€8.99), the game will be available digitally from the PlayStation Store, and those with PS Plus subscriptions can download the title for 20% off during its first week of sale. Much like Spelunky and Hotline Miami, SteamWorld Dig will also incorporate Cross-Buy, meaning you’ll only have to pick up Image & Form’s Western love letter once to unlock it across both platforms.
With a pickaxe in tow, Image & Form’s archaeological adventure will release across PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita as part of Sony’s Spring Fever promotion on March 18th.