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SteamWorld Dig 2 Off To A Roaring Success

SteamWorld Dig 2 is off to a spectacular start sales-wise. The Metroidvania game has received stellar reviews (we gave it a 9 out of 10) and has sold exceptionally well on the Switch, topping the sales charts in nearly every country it’s available in. Image & Form has revealed the game’s development costs have pretty much already been recouped, so I think it’s safe to assume the franchise will continue on! It’s definitely worth a spot in your Switch library so don’t forget to download it sometime soon.


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!


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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