At Gamescom last week, we caught up with Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson to catch up and talk about what the company has in store for the future of SteamWorld. One of those things is the upcoming release of the SteamWorld Collection, a bundle that’ll include both SteamWorld Dig and SteamWorld Heist in one neatly wrapped package.
The SteamWorld Collection was announced a little while back now, and is set to include both SteamWorld games as well as all of the DLC for the games which have been released up until this point. Sigurgeirsson explained that the upcoming release was an absolute steal for players, as its retail release works out much cheaper than buying all games and DLC individually.
He also went into detail about how the SteamWorld Collection came about. Turns out, Rising Star Games initially approached Image & Form about releasing a collection, although Sigurgeirsson didn’t go into specifics, it wasn’t until Nintendo got in touch with them that the wheels really started moving.
“Nintendo called us up one day and said that they wanted to help make the SteamWorld Collection a reality,” he said. “during the call they said that they wanted to publish the collection as part of their Nintendo eShop Selects, and I was a little taken back as this point as I was sure Nintendo Selects is reserved for first party titles?
“The Nintendo rep said ‘they are, but we want the SteamWorld Collection to be the first third party title under the Nintendo eShop Selects program’,” he concluded. “From here, we called up Rising Star Games and asked them whether they were still interested in publishing the collection, and sure enough they were.”
The SteamWorld Collection is set to launch this October for PlayStation 4 and Wii U in the United States, Canada, and South America for $29.99, and for PlayStation 4 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East for £29.99. The Wii U release will be available on September 30 for £19.99.
When asked whether Image & Form have plans to bring the collection to other platforms, namely the PS Vita, Sigurgeirsson said that they have no plans at the moment.