Upcoming role-playing card game SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is launching for Nintendo Switch on April 25th.

According to developer Image & Form, SteamWorld Quest is “the roleplaying card game you’ve been waiting for”. The game will combine the aesthetic and world of the SteamWorld games with collectible card game (CCG) and traditional RPG elements. SteamWorld Quest will feature over 100 different cards, which will take the form of punch cards given to your robot party members as instructions.

The game was originally announced back in January this year. You can check out the original announcement trailer for SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech below:

The trailer shows off some of SteamWorld Quest‘s hand-drawn art and animation as well as its traditional RPG-style gameplay. In a comment on the trailer, Image & Form says the game will appeal specifically to fans of RPGs Mega Man Battle Network and Baten Kaitos. The developer says SteamWorld Quest will be “filled with gold, dragons, vivid worlds, magic, knights in shining armor…XP, turn-based battles and all that good RPG stuff”. Plot-wise, players are building decks of cards in order to stop some sort of ancient terror. Standard stuff, but SteamWorld is known for its irreverent sense of humor, so expect a few twists and turns along the way.

The SteamWorld franchise began with SteamWorld Tower Defense back in 2010. The second title in the series, SteamWorld Dig, attracted critical acclaim, not least from us. The franchise continued with turn-based tactics game SteamWorld Heist, which we also loved. In 2017, a sequel to SteamWorld Dig was released, imaginatively titled SteamWorld Dig 2. Surprise surprise, we were huge fans of that game as well. We’re massively looking forward to getting our hands on SteamWorld Quest and finding out whether it meets its franchise’s extremely high standards.

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech launches “first for Nintendo Switch” on April 25th. No word yet on a release date for other platforms, but it sounds like one is coming at some point. Stay tuned for more news.

Will you be picking up SteamWorld Quest on Switch? Let us know in the comments below!


Joe Allen

Staff Writer

Dark Souls changed my life, and I'm here to spread the good news. I like pretty much all sorts of games, but I judge everything by its proximity to our Lord and saviour, Dark Souls.



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