SteamWorld Dig goes free on Origin ahead of imminent sequel release

SteamWorld Dig 2 arrives later in September, but the original is going for free right now through EA's Origin service.

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Image & Form Games are looking to release sequel SteamWorld Dig 2 later in September. But how about the original game? According to VG247, EA's Origin service now has the first SteamWorld Dig available for free, for a limited time.

SteamWorld Dig (not to be confused with spinoff SteamWorld Heist) puts players in control of Rusty the steam-powered mining robot. The idea is to dig underneath an old mining town to collect treasure, while warding off dangerous enemies, in a procedurally-generated Metroidvania adventure. Here's the trailer:

Those looking to try out SteamWorld Dig today can jump onto Origin and pick up the standard edition for no charge.

As for SteamWorld Dig 2, look for that to arrive on September 21 on Nintendo Switch, with PlayStation 4 and Vita set to receive it on September 26.

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