Raft of SteamWorld games coming to Stadia, two free for Pro users

Cover of the upcoming games. It says SteamWorld Games, Cooming Soon to Stadia

Google has announced that SteamWorld Dig, StreamWorld Dig 2, SteamWorld Heist, and SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech will be arriving on its Stadia platform soon. Those with an active Stadia Pro account will also be able to claim SteamWorld Dig 2 and SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech for free when they launch.

While the SteamWorld titles will arrive soon, Google also hyped up the fact that Watch Dogs Legion and Cyberpunk 2077 would be arriving in the year among other games. In the meantime, if you’re remotely interested in any of the SteamWorld titles and want to know more about them, here are some summaries and trailers:

SteamWorld Dig

SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure with strong Metroidvanian influences. Take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below…

Features:

  • A rich world of steam-driven robots, inspired by Steampunk and Western themes.
  • Explore an underground world full of secrets, treasure and terrors.
  • Uncover the remnants of human civilization, a degenerate race of dynamite-wielding troglodytes.
  • Randomized worlds with emergent gameplay.

SteamWorld Dig 2 - Launching into Stadia Pro

SteamWorld Dig 2 takes you on a platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. When an old trading town is struck by mysterious earthquakes, it’s up to a lone steambot and her unlikely companion to uncover what trembling terrors lie beneath.

Features:

  • Dig your way underground and explore vivid worlds riddled with treasure, secrets and traps.
  • Combat dangerous enemies at every turn of the underworld’s twisted paths, including shadowy creatures and the haunted remains of an ancient electrical threat.
  • Upgrade your gear to forge deeper into the earth and take on bigger challenges. Swing across large chasms with your Hookshot and fly through caves with the Jet Engine!
  • And finally, learn the truth about your long-lost friend…

SteamWorld Heist

In SteamWorld Heist you command robot pirates in epic tactical shootouts. It’s turn-based strategy with an action twist: By manually aiming your weapons you'll pull off insane bullet-bouncing trick shots!

As the captain, you board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your recruits with unique abilities, weapons – and even stylish hats!

Features:

  • Strategy focused on skill rather than chance.
  • A smorgasbord of engaging and rewarding missions.
  • Kind to newcomers, deep and challenging for veterans.
  • Soundtrack by real-life robot troupe Steam Powered Giraffe.
  • Procedurally generated levels.

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech - Launching into Stadia Pro

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is the roleplaying card game you’ve been waiting for! Lead a party of aspiring heroes through a beautifully hand-drawn world and intense battles using only your wits and a handful of cards. Take on whatever threat comes your way by crafting your own deck choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards!

What awaits you is a luscious treasure chest filled with gold, dragons, vivid worlds, magic, knights in shining armor as well as XP, turn-based battles and all that good RPG stuff! The game’s humorous mix of traditional fantasy and steampunk robots makes for an unforgettable experience with lots of laughs.

The pricing for these titles has not yet been revealed, we’ll probably have to wait for them to show up on the Stadia store to find out how much they’ll cost.

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