Thunderful Video games has unveiled SteamWorld Construct – the most recent entry in its acclaimed, genre-hopping SteamWorld sequence – which guarantees to serve up a mixture of “SimCity with Dungeon Keeper” in terms of PC, Xbox One, Xbox Collection X/S, PS4, PS5, and Swap later this yr.
Construct is the SteamWorld sequence’ first 3D outing and challenges gamers to assemble a metropolis whereas additionally sending their staff to discover foe-packed mines beneath floor with a purpose to hold a gentle provide of constructing assets incoming.
Thunderful says there will be a story part to the entire thing – the last word objective is to construct a rocket to flee the planet earlier than it shatters (occasions in Construct run concurrently to these in SteamWorld Dig 2) – and you may get a more in-depth have a look at its intriguing motion within the studio’s announcement livestream, in addition to in Christian Donlan’s very encouraging preliminary impressions.
Construct’s livestream unveiling was accompanied by teases of additional SteamWorld titles in improvement, and whereas Thunderful did not elaborate throughout its newest broadcast, earlier bulletins from the studio have given us a reasonably good concept of what is nonetheless to come back.
SteamWorld Headhunter – a “stylised and vibrant, third-person co-op motion journey” – was introduced in 2021, and a firm earnings report shared final Might revealed Thunderful additionally has a metropolis builder (now revealed as Construct), a cell puzzle title, and a turned-based tactical shooter/technique sport on the best way.
That report pointed to a 2023 launch for Headhunter and the cell sport, with the shooter due subsequent yr. Thunderful says it’s going to have extra particulars on its different SteamWorld tasks at a later time, and whereas we look ahead to these – alongside a agency launch date for the newly introduced metropolis builder – PC gamers can get caught right into a demo model of Construct, now stay on Steam.