SteamWorld Dig 2 classification suggests it’s headed to retail

SteamWorld Dig 2 was one of our favourite games of 2017 ‚ÄĒ heck, we even named it as our Switch Indie of the Year in our annual Vooks Awards last month ‚ÄĒ and now it looks like fans of the game are in for a bit of a treat.

Yesterday, the game was rated by the USK, Germany’s video game classification organisation, and today it’s been classified by the Australian Classification Board, all but confirming that SteamWorld Dig 2 is coming to retail.

The classification has been submitted with Rising Star Games as the publisher for both listings. It’s worth noting that while the ACB lists the title as multi-platform (as is the same with most Nintendo games), the USK listing specifically mentions the rating is for the Switch version.¬†While we‚Äôll of course wait for an official announcement, it‚Äôs pretty much a sure thing at this point.

Are you excited to hear that SteamWorld Dig 2 might be coming to retail? Do you plan on picking it up? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Silly G
    January 9, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    “Multi-platform” means nothing as the classification board lists games as multi-platform by default. 1-2 Switch, Super Mario Odyssey and even “Farming Simulator For Nintendo Switch” are all “multi-platform” according to the classification board database. Likewise, specific platforms may be indicated for multi-platform releases, so this should not by any means be considered indicative of anything. The ACB merely uses the information that they have been given by the publisher.

    Furthermore, I believe that Sony has not yet implemented (or rather approved of) the IARC scheme, so PSN games still need to be formally classified (I may be wrong on this), hence why many digital-only games continue to be classified via the traditional peer-reviewed process, including Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, whose peer-reviewed rating is G while the automated IARC rating is a whopping M! (IARC ratings should be taken with a grain of salt either way, as it may be overly permissive in some respects and ridiculously prohibitive in others).

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