Steel Diver

3DS / Other / Release: Mar 27, 2011 / ESRB: E10+

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Steel Diver: Sub Wars torpedoes 3DS later today

Steel Diver: Sub Wars torpedoes 3DS later today

Nintendo has announced its follow-up to Steel Diver called Steel Diver: Sub Wars. Players control a submarine and navigate torpedo movement in an effort to take out enemy subs. The game will feature competitive 4v4 online multiplayer, along with seven different single-player missions and a slew of customizable subs.

Watch: The debut trailer »

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Steel Diver sequel is Nintendo's first free-to-play game

Steel Diver sequel is Nintendo's first free-to-play game

Nintendo announced last week that it would be trying its hand at a free-to-play game sometime this fiscal year. We expected the company to bank on one of its franchises, but we didn't see this coming: it will be a sequel to Steel Diver, the 3DS launch game.

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Steel Diver Review

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Steel Diver Review

Nintendo trivia buffs might recall that Steel Diver began as a tech demo for the Nintendo DS, to show off the system's unique touch screen functionality. Six years later, the game's commercial 3DS release proves that some relics are best left at the bottom of the ocean.

The legacy of the early DS becomes Steel Diver's biggest weakness. When the DS debuted, we saw a glut of games with strict touch-screen controls, before the passage of time helped developers realize that it wasn't always appropriate. As we approached the end of the DS lifespan, touch-only controls were usually reserved for adventure or puzzle titles, while other genres mixed traditional controls with a few touch features. Read more »

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Daily Filter: January 19, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter is packed with images and footage of almost every Nintendo 3DS game we know about. We've also got media for a handful of other titles. Read more »

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