SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, the latest game in the highly experimental SteamWorld series, is releasing on April 25 and, according to developer Image & Form Games, the title will be exclusive to Switch “for the foreseeable future.” We also got a new look at gameplay within the release date video.
The game is an RPG set in the charming and goofy SteamWorld universe and features turn-based combat that revolves around cards, which is a first for the series. The SteamWorld games have ventured into multiple different genres, including platforming, tower defense and turn-based shooting.
“The SteamWorld community has asked us to make an RPG for a long time, so I’m really happy and satisfied that we’re delivering such a polished title way sooner than anyone expected,” Image & Form CEO Brjánn Sigurgeirsson said. “Since we announced in January we’ve watched the growing excitement among gamers, press and content creators. I’m confident that fans of RPGs and previous SteamWorld games will adore SteamWorld Quest because it’s an absolute gem.”
Here is the game’s official description:
“In SteamWorld Quest, you lead a party of aspiring heroes who take on whatever threat comes their way by crafting your own deck of cards – choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards! What awaits you is a luscious treasure chest filled with gold, dragons, vivid worlds, magic, knights in shining armor as well as XP, turn-based combat and all the usuals that RPG fans love! The mix of traditional fantasy and bantering steam-driven robots makes for an unforgettable experience with lots of laughs.”
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech will release exclusively on the Switch on April 25. You can take a look at the new gameplay here: