Nintendo's new Steel Diver game to be free-to-play

New version of submarine simulation title to be multiplayer-focused; no platform confirmed.

Nintendo's first venture into the free-to-play gaming realm will be a new Steel Diver title.

Who likes some hot submarine action on their F2P games?

According to an IGN report, Nintendo senior managing director Shigeru Miyamoto said that the new game based on the side-scrolling submarine-piloting title will be focused on multiplayer. "We're exploring [the game's design] from a perspective where we can take that from a multiplayer standpoint - it's going to have this four-player battle mode that I think is going to be very interesting."

Nintendo has not confirmed a platform and release date for the new Steel Diver at this point in time, though CEO Satoru Iwata said last week during E3 that the game would be out this fiscal year (which ends in March 2014). For more information on the first Steel Diver game, head to GameSpot's previous coverage on the title.

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DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

This sounds like garbage to be fair, and this is coming from someone who is waiting (im)patiently for Nintendo to put out ANYTHING for the Wii U.

kbaily
kbaily

Hey it wasn't another Pokémon, Mario or Zelda.

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

YearoftheSnake5
YearoftheSnake5

I skipped it on 3DS because it didn't look very good. I'll give a F2P version a try, though.

catsimboy
catsimboy

Meanwhile Star Fox is eating baked beans out of a can he warmed up with the cigarette lighter in his car while Nintendo makes new games for Steel Diver.

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

looks fun as ballz..... When I was a kid I played a sub game kinda like this where you went to the right through caves and stuff blowing up other subs and it was sooo fun I've never been able to find it.... was on the Genesis I believe 

bluefox755
bluefox755

This sounds like buckets of fun.

corrus
corrus

I wondering how Nintendo still have fans

craigprime
craigprime

 ...I guess it's not really a loss, at least. And hey, it might be half-decent.
Keyword: might.

tightwad34
tightwad34

After the disaster that was the 3DS launch Steel Diver, they better at least make it free to play if they are going to release another one. And don't charge for anything for extras if this is indeed another crap fest.

iAmristar
iAmristar

Sometimes, boring is fun. Sometimes, difficult is boring. 

GrandMaster555
GrandMaster555

This is sad.  How could it be?  Just release a few 3DS games in HD on the Wii U, stop releasing such weirdness Nintendo.

MateykoSlam
MateykoSlam

i'd play this if nintendo makes it not f2p but bpfp "be payed for playing"

zzamaro
zzamaro

Most comments are about F2P, but nothing about the game? That game sucks. Shame on Nintendo. At least Valve has TF2 as F2P, not a crappy game.

Nintyfan95
Nintyfan95

I swear Nintendo is getting pathetic, New Super Luigi U, now this. 

charliezard
charliezard

Well I was a little disappointed by this, but honestly, I think it's good that they're not immediately taking F2P to a well-loved franchise. They're playing it safe, and that's nice. I really am not a fan of the F2P business model.

rushiosan
rushiosan

>wants to release a FTP game >chooses a game that nobody cares about and its previous installment stinks. Seriously Nintendo?

wiiutroll
wiiutroll

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zzamaro
zzamaro

It's not worth playing even if it's free.

beuneus12
beuneus12

i really pray this free to play (pay to win) trend dies of soon

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

@catsimboy Not to mention how desperate everyone is for a tasty new Metroid game to wash the taste of the shitty Other M title out of our mouths!

Mist3rDragon
Mist3rDragon

@GrandMaster555 Complaining about weirdness from the company that made a flagship title out of two Italian plumbers saving a princess from a dragon turtle, using powerups which are oversized flowers and mushrooms.

zen120
zen120

@rushiosan Thing is, if it sucks, nothing is hurt, but if it's great, it's a wonderful re-invention of the franchise.

SpookyHoobster
SpookyHoobster

@beuneus12 F2P is a nice business model when done well. Hopefully as more companies gravitate to it the deals will get better and fairer. If it just dies out I'm also a fan of the "one time payment" plan that GW2 did.

Vegamyster
Vegamyster

@beuneus12 When F2P is done correctly you get Team Fortress 2, Dota 2, LoL, FEAR, C&C ect.

NaszadyJ
NaszadyJ

 @bigcrusha @NaszadyJ Its a facebook page aimed at getting it made.

edinko
edinko

@Vegamyster YOu think the C&C game will be F2p done correctly? THink again