During today’s demo of Thunderful Games – yet another added to a stack of exciting Direct Likes featuring gaming news straight from the publisher – we saw the announcement of a new game from Image & Form, which is half the development wing of Thunderful and one of its founding studios.
Image & Form are Swedish developers for the SteamWorld series, from Steamworld Dig and SteamWorld Dig 2 to SteamWorld Heist and SteamWorld Quest. Now they are expanding the world of SteamWorld … with their upcoming game Head hunter…
The above teaser is everything we know about the game so far, plus the description that Thunderful provided:
“SteamWorld Headhunter is a stylized and colorful third-person co-op adventure with a thrilling twist, taking the series in a new direction.
Retaining the style and charm that have made SteamWorld such a beloved franchise, this 3D transition represents a whole new take on the series.
Thunderful will be happy to share their vision for this internally developed title. “
This is a fresh new take on a studio that has traditionally been 2D and geared more up and down than forward, and it will be interesting to see what happens next with the SteamWorld series.
As far as whether this comes to Switch, we’re still hopeful, as Image & Form has been a Nintendo developer for a long time, making games for the DS, 3DS and Wii U, as well as the Nintendo Switch.
What do you think of the Headhunter teaser trailer? What game are you hoping for? Let us know in the comments!