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Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: VRKiwi
Developer: VRKiwi
Release Date: Sept. 8, 2022

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'Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder' Reveals More Game Details - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2021 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT

Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder is a virtual reality mining/adventure game in an alternative, weird west dieselpunk world.

It seems The New Frontier guards it’s secrets well, and it’s your turn to explore, rookie. Time to blow off the dust on your trusty pickaxe and get down to the mines. Incredible treasures are just waiting around for you to go dig ‘em up, so be sure to make the best use of all the miner’s tools lying around. However, you better look out for those nasty creatures lurking in the dark caves so make sure to carry some firepower with you.

A VR adventure game taking place in an alternative, weird west dieselpunk world. The player is a penniless but adventurous prospector in the wild northern region known only as “The New Frontier”. As the player excavates the mountains of their claim, they encounter many mysteries along the way as they mine and fight their way through various unique biomes.

Choose the right tools for the job from a collection of mining equipment on the surface. Exchange your loot for money to upgrade your gear. The upgrades will make your tools more effective, for both work and combat.

Gather your party up to 4 players, to create a hard working team of miners! What kind of a role will each of you have in your mission is totally up to you as long as you're working hard.

Customize your characters to your liking from a wide selection of clothes and accessories to show off to your friends.

Being the sequel to the 2018 game Cave Digger, which has since come to multiple VR and flat-screen platforms, Cave Digger 2 is confirmed to introduce a 4-player multiplayer co-op and combat mechanics to the game series.

Another major change is freeform mining with procedural mining run generator. Mining runs are made of select premade chambers. The Run Generator basically selects adjectives from a list and uses only the chambers matching those adjectives for a given run. So each mining run will be unique while based on a certain theme.

The game also comes with its own storyline in a region called New Frontier. As players seek Mother Earth’s riches, they come across mysteries. The biggest mystery will be linked to Clayton, an NPC who came to New Frontier long before the players themselves. Multiple endings will also be part of Cave Digger 2 similar to the first Cave Digger.

Key Features:

  • Mining, looting, capitalizing
  • Tool and weapon upgrades
  • Exploration in procedurally generated levels
  • Close-quarters combat
  • Cross-platform co-op multiplayer
  • Character customization
  • An unraveling story in a form of collectibles

Cave Digger 2 is coming to Steam Early Access in Q3 2021, full launch scheduled for 2022.

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