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SteamWorld Heist II Sets Sail on August 8th for Multiple Platforms

SteamWorld Heist II Screenshot

At the end of Nintendo’s latest Indie World Showcase, publisher Thunderful and developer Image & Form announced SteamWorld Heist II, a sequel to 2016’s turn-based tactics RPG SteamWorld Heist. Fans don’t have to wait long as the latest game debuts on August 8th for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. Watch the trailer below to catch a glimpse of what’s new with the crew and the setting.

In SteamWorld Heist II, players will play the role of Captain Leeway and command a band of Steambots. This second entry promises a new adventure with a hilarious cast and story, a customizable job system, plenty of real-time naval combat and exploration, and 35 hours of playtime. 

SteamWorld Heist II Overview

All is not well on the waves, a crisis is brewing. A water crisis! Mysteriously, this precious resource has turned deadly, corroding metal limbs and mechanical hearts.

Take charge as Captain Leeway joined by his ragtag crew of Steambots to uncover the enigmatic menace threatening the Great Sea.


In the heat of battle, precision is key. Take aim and let your shots ricochet with deadly accuracy. Every move counts as you strategise your way to victory, using your environment to your advantage and bouncing bullets off surfaces to outmaneuver your enemies.


As Captain, you hold the fate of your crew in your hands. Equip them with different weapons, customise their abilities and equipment, and use the rich job system to overcome any challenge that comes your way. From seasoned veterans to eager recruits, your crew looks to you for guidance as you navigate the dangers of the Great Sea.


Set sail and explore the vast ocean blue, where adventure, mystery, and danger await beyond each breaking wave… Engage in real-time naval combat, raid enemy bases and seize valuable loot to bolster your crew’s strength. And when the battles are won, take respite at one of the lively bars where you can relax, upgrade your gear and crew, and forge new alliances with fellow bots.

“Millions of players have gravitated toward SteamWorld Heist’s unique gameplay and art style, and fallen in love with its original story, characters and music,” said Brjánn Sigurgeirsson, SteamWorld Universe & Franchise Director. “We’re excited to bring our dedicated fanbase on a new adventure with us in SteamWorld Heist II, where players will experience a hilarious expansion of the original set in the high seas.”

Key Features

Turn-Based Ricochet Gameplay – Command your crew in this turn-based 2D strategy game, setting up trick shots with ricocheting bullets to take out enemies. 

New Job System – Customize your crewmates’ abilities and equipment with a new job system that provides a greater level of customization and endless ways to strategize. 

Interactive World Map – Explore the high seas between missions by controlling the crew’s submarine in real-time naval combat, uncovering secrets and gathering reputation along the way. 

Handcrafted Story & Style – Enjoy the handcrafted art, music and story in an epic new high-seas adventure offering 35+ hours of gameplay


Return to the heist in SteamWorld Heist II when it launches on August 8th for PS5, PS4, XSX, XB1, Switch, and PC via Steam. Stay tuned here at RPGFan and discover new indie RPG releases coming your way!

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Tin Manuel

Tin Manuel

Tin is a Graphic Designer by the day & an adventurer in whatever game she is playing at night. She gets giddy talking about RPG games (specifically JRPGs), new releases, and loves almost every female protagonist. She loves animals but has a great fondness towards pugs & shibas. She’s forgetful at times but she will never forget Aerith’s death in 480p.

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