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New SteamWorld Heist II Trailer Showcases Gunplay, Jobs, and More

A screenshot of SteamWorld Heist II depicting the inside of a ship where robotic pirates aim at each other in a 2D level, interspersed with green barrels.

Thunderful Games and developer Image & Form Games have released a new gameplay trailer for SteamWorld Heist II, bringing players a deep dive into its gameplay and features. It focuses on its turn-based gunplay, new job system, and a coterie of hand-crafted foes to face. Check it out below!

SteamWorld Heist II – Gameplay Deep Dive Trailer

SteamWorld Heist II is a sequel to 2016’s SteamWorld Heist. Players will take on the role of Captain Leeway as he sets sail with a Steambot crew to explore the Great Sea. While exploring, they will be embroiled in a mystery involving water that has begun to rust and ruin much that is mechanical. As they solve the mystery, players will engage in 2D turn-based battles, utilising physics and the environment in novel ways to cause as much mayhem with a single bullet as mechanically possible. For a deeper summary of what to expect from SteamWorld Heist II, check out the synopsis below:

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.


  • Experience thrilling free aiming and satisfying ricochet gameplay in turn-based Steambot combat. Plan your shots strategically to set up the perfect ricochet sequence for ultimate satisfaction.
  • Embark on expansive world exploration with real-time naval combat, immersing yourself in the various challenges of the Great Sea.
  • Dive deep into a rich job system and customise your crew to suit your playstyle, with over 150 guns, utility items, and ship equipment to choose from.
  • Immerse yourself in a world brought to life by handcrafted characters and environments, accompanied by a captivating soundtrack and songs by our returning, beloved troubadours, Steam Powered Giraffe. Let the music and sounds sink into your mind, leaving an unforgettable impression for days to come.

SteamWorld Heist II Screenshots

SteamWorld Heist II is set to release on August 8th for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.

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Source: Gematsu

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Trent Argirov

Trent Argirov

Trent is a news editor for RPGFan. If not writing news or lending a voice to the odd podcast, he can be seen, in the Australian wild, drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, working on various manuscripts, and keeping the occasional wandering cat company. His video game backlog stretches far and wide, and sources swear he's slowly working on it, one day at a time.

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