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SteamWorld Build

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Thunderful
Developer: The Station
Release Date: Dec. 1, 2023

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'SteamWorld Build' To Get Mechanized DLC Later This Week - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 2, 2024 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT

SteamWorld Build takes a well known genre and gives it a unique twist, delivering a multi-level city-building experience that tasks you with constructing a thriving town above ground, while mining resources and dealing with monsters below.

Be the architect of a SteamWorld mining town! Break ground and raise houses for your steambot citizens, keep them fed and provide some rootin'-tootin' entertainment.

There's an abandoned mine sitting under your town, and it's rumored to be filled with ancient tech that holds the key to escaping the impending doom. Use the natural resources above ground and the abundant ores buried in the mine to expand your town. Stimulate new residential tiers to join the quest to dig deeper, unearth untold riches and ultimately help them to hightail it off the planet!

As the town expands in all directions, new kinds of steamfolk find their way to the settlement - and their needs are ever more complex to satisfy. To keep everyone content, you'll need to make sure everyone works their darn hardest.

Buy items to boost the efficiency of buildings. Keep goods flowing up and down the mine by speeding up the miners with encouraging jolts of electricity. Or just barter at the local train station and get what you need that way. It's all up to you!

As you go hunting deeper and deeper in the mine after riches, eventually something will start hunting you back. Defend your workers from creepy creatures and keep the walls from caving in as you explore the deeper levels of your mine.

Get ready to explore alongside a new best friend! 

Publisher Thunderful Games and developer The Station revealed a new DLC, Mechanized, for their city-building, single-player title, SteamWorld Build, set to release on April 4 on PC via Steam, PlayStation and Xbox. 

In the Mechanized DLC, players will be able to explore new mines, solve puzzles, construct new buildings, and encounter new exciting enemies alongside a new companion: The Mech. Players will be able to work with their new companion to escape from the planet, as they are tailored to solve any puzzling problem players may encounter by moving, pulling and lifting, due to their brute, raw strength. 

Working alongside The Mech to conquer and explore, players can look forward to exciting new content, including: 

  • Abomination – As a creature mashed together from different Vectron enemies, players must be wary of Abomination as they dig into the Cracking Depths. Abomination can appear from enemy pits several times, forcing players to react to defeat them, or be at risk of overwhelming their enemies. 

  • The Mech Center – A new city building, The Mech Center, will be accessible to players, where they can upgrade it 2x to make the center more visually impressive. The Mech Center is where the player accesses unique Mech upgrades that will help them in exploration by cleaning and lifting, and also stronger, in order to face the increased dangers and threats. 

  • Rebalanced Enemies – With the addition of the Abomination, the Mechanized DLC will put pressure on the player’s defenses, making the game more difficult. In addition to enemies spawning from Hives, they can randomly dig up on the second and third floor from a new element, Burrows. Burrows can be detected by Radars and alert Guards before they arrive, but The Mech can suppress burrows by sitting on them to stop the enemies from coming through. 

  • Blocks and Puzzles – 8 new mine features, 10 new blocks with unique functions, 6 new “machine” objects and 2 non-block items will be accessible to players. 

To check out the brand new Mechanized DLC, players can purchase beginning on April 4, with the following options: 

  • Standalone DLC – Available on PC via Steam, PlayStation and Xbox

  • Deluxe Edition Bundle – Available on PC via Steam, PlayStation and Xbox, and includes base game and DLC 

  • Gold Edition Bundle – Available on PC via Steam only, and includes base game, DLC, soundtrack and Dig 1 

SteamWorld Build has been developed on PC and console simultaneously, ensuring that the game's design, UX and UI all work just as well with a controller in hand, as they do with mouse and keyboard. The game features a user-friendly interface and mechanics designed to cater to both experienced players and newcomers to the city builder genre, further refined by three difficulty levels to choose from.

Key Features:

  • Set in the multi award-winning SteamWorld Universe
  • Build your own unique SteamWorld mining town
  • Explore and develop an abandoned mine
  • Manage and optimize increasingly complex resource chains
  • Tackle the dangers you will encounter
  • Experience five distinctive SteamWorld inspired maps littered with secrets
  • Easy to pick up and play with keyboard and mouse or with a controller
  • Three well-balanced difficulty levels to give a challenge to players of all abilities

SteamWorld Build is available for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC (Steam).

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