Steel Diver

Published by Nintendo, Developed by Nintendo

Genres: Action (2 players)

US release date: Mar 27th, 2011 | EU release date: May 6th, 2011

Steel Diver

Steel Diver is a new action-packed submarine combat game from Nintendo that immerses players in the 3D action with unique game controls and lush 3D environments.

The player can choose from three different submarines, each with touch-screen control panels that players will have to master to guide them through treacherous undersea caverns while engaging enemy submarines, dodging depth charges and battling massive sea creatures. Steel Diver also takes advantage of the built-in gyroscope of the Nintendo 3DS system. The combination of 3D game play and one-of-a-kind controls makes for an immersive combination that must be experienced to be believed.

    Steel Diver features
  • Use touch-screen controls to guide submarines through lush, undersea 3D environments.
  • Branching paths, split-second decisions and attacks from enemy ships make for a thrilling undersea adventure.
  • Multiple ways to play
    • Missions: Players manipulate control panels on the touch screen to control the sub's speed, depth and pitch, and to fire torpedoes as they make their way toward the end of each level. If the sub takes damage and starts taking on water, players can use the stylus on the touch screen to stop the leak. There is also a time attack mode that challenges the player to get through levels as quickly as possible.
    • Periscope Strike: The gyroscope for the Nintendo 3DS system allows players to control the periscope view by rotating their bodies. Players use the touch screen to fire a well-placed torpedo and take enemies out.
    • Steel Commander: In this two-player strategy mode, a local wireless connection pits player against player. The game is a top-down, turn-based "chess-like" game that puts players in command of a fleet of ships and a sub. Once players locate a ship, they enter Periscope Mode and blast it out of the water.
  • Immersive undersea graphics
    The 3D in Steel Diver makes players feel like they are peering into an aquarium, with the action unfolding right before their eyes.
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Unlike most Nintendo system launches, none of its star mascots have come to the launch of the 3DS whether it be Link, Mario, Samus, Kirby, Fox McCloud or even Pit. In fact, the only title coming from the internal Nintendo teams at all has been Steel Diver, a title that seems...read full review

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