“Hi again all! Great news for some, promising news for others: It’s been quite a bit of back and forth regarding the cross-buy for SteamWorld Dig, that is, getting a discount for the Wii U version if you already own the 3DS version. We’re pleased to reveal that NOE has been able to implement this today. Everyone in the EU, AUS and NZ who owns SteamWorld Dig for 3DS will get a 25% discount when getting SteamWorld Dig for Wii U.
“Unfortunately, NOA (Nintendo of America) does not have this mechanism in place – a cross-buy like this isn’t possible yet for our American customers, and we don’t know when they will have it. Sorry, nothing we can do.
“It’s taken us some time to get this in place… we consider it at least half a victory. :) Happy gaming!”
SteamWorld Dig is set to release on Wii U next week for North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand after considerable success on the Nintendo 3DS. Given its popularity among Nintendo fans, the game’s developer – Image & Form – has worked in accordance with Nintendo of Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, managing to bring a special cross-buy promotion for consumers. For those who have previously purchased SteamWorld Dig on the Nintendo 3DS, you will receive 25 per cent off the Wii U version.
Unfortunately, the cross-buy promotion is not yet available for North American consumers. However, if Nintendo of America decide to implement the system, the developer will work to extend the offer to those consumers. SteamWorld Dig releases for Wii U on August 28, priced at $9.99 / €8.99 / £6.99. Here’s what Image & Form said in relation to the discount: