Steamworld Dig 2 launch trailer highlights the beauty and danger of its underground world

Image & Form Games announced last week that Steamworld Dig 2 will arrive on the PC on September 22, just one day—rather than the "few days" we expected—after it debuts on the Nintendo Switch. With both of those dates now looming, the studio has released the official launch trailer, showing off some of the game's lovely underground environments and a handful of the nasties who live in them. 

Steamworld Dig 2 is a robotic spelunking adventure that takes place in a steam-driven, Wild West-style world. It's not really big on story—"In search of her lost friend, a lone steambot and her unlikely companion must dig deep, gain riches and explore an underworld riddled with danger. But time is running short…" is the entirety of the synopsis on Steam—but the sprawling, secret-fillled world of the first game was a lot of fun to explore. If you haven't tried it yet, here's a reminder that it remains free on Origin through the On the House program. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.