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Free-to-play Steel Diver launches today on 3DS eShop

Steel Diver will surface on the 3DS eShop today, Nintendo announced during its Nintendo Direct presentation. It should be available right after today's Nintendo Direct. The new Steel Diver is a first-person, free-to-play take on Nintendo's original 3DS launch game. The eShop download will be...

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

Nintendo is working on a free-to-play version of Steel Diver, the 3DS launch title that served as a submarine simulator, shoot-em-up and strategy game, Nintendo executive Shigeru Miyamoto told IGN at E3. Nintendo will develop a fresh game, with new design, for the free-to-play version. Miyamoto did...

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Enterbrain CEO: Earthquake cost the Japanese game industry 7.3 billion yen

If you've kept up with the game delays and cancellations that happened as a result of the catastrophic earthquake which struck Japan last month, you probably understand the extent of its effect on the gaming industry. Enterbrain CEO Hirokazu Hamamura recently put a number on the devastation: At a...

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Steel Diver out in Europe on May 6

European 3DS owners: Do you all harbor an unspoken, shared desire to live the life aquatic? We can't blame you -- as promised, things truly are better under the sea. Fortunately for you, Nintendo has announced that the naval combat simulator and North American 3DS launch title Steel Diver will ma...

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Reggie Fils-Aime on the competition and what it means to be a 'garage' developer

A few minutes before Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime handed over the first 3DS sold in the US (as seen above), he spoke with me on how the new portable stands out from the competition, what Nintendo considers a "garage" developer versus an "indie," and what he's playing at launch (...

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Steel Diver trailer fire, fire, fire, fires away

We bet you're tuning into the Steel Diver launch trailer posted below because you're trying to decide whether or not to add it to your 3DS launch purchases. Little do you know that you're actually tuning in because you want to hear the word "Fire!" squawked through a radio about 40 times....

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Steel Diver review: Thrown into the deep end

At first glance, Steel Diver might look like a fairly standard side-scrolling shmup. Truth be told, its an extremely challenging side-scrolling ... well, it's part shoot-'em-up, part submarine simulator and part strategy game. The sum of these parts is actually a lot more compelling than the game...

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Miyamoto 'mortified' by Steel Battalion, has wanted to make similar game

"I always wanted to make a flight-simulation game," designer Shigeru Miyamoto confessed in a new edition of Nintendo's Iwata Asks column. The Nintendo president seemed confused by that admission, reminding Miyamoto that he had worked on Pilotwings. Apparently, Pilotwings wasn't the kind of fly...

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Nintendo 3DS to launch with 18 games in North America, $40 each for most

The North American launch details for Nintendo 3DS have been finalized. In addition to Face Raiders and AR Games, both pre-installed on the hardware, the system will launch with three first-party games: Pilotwings Resort, Steel Diver, and nintendogs + cats. Each first-party game has a suggested ret...

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Reggie articulates what's compelling about Nintendo's 3DS launch games

Just as Super Mario 64 DS ushered in the era of the original DS system, it seemed fitting that a 3D-enhanced version of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time -- the cherry on top of last June's "E3DS" scoop -- would be the linchpin of the 3DS hardware launch this March. Except, it's not going to hap...

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