June 19th, 2013, 00:40 Posted By: wraggster
Nintendo is working a new free-to-play rendition of Steel Diver.
Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed the news to IGN, following previous reports that the firm was already working an unnamed free-to-play title.
"There is something we're doing with the Steel Diver idea that I think is going to open things up with that game... It's going to be very fun," hinted Miyamoto.
Steal Diver is a relatively new IP that made its debut as a 3DS launch titlein 2011. It sees players taking control of a submarine in 2D levels, operating its controls on the touch screen to navigate the vessel through tight underwater caverns and shoot enemies.
While Miyamoto held off confirming a platform for the new title, or whether it'd be a remake or entirely new game, he did hint at ideas for an enhanced multiplayer mode.
"We're exploring from a perspective of 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," he said.
In our review, we gave Steel Diver a 7/10 score. "Brief though it may be, it's an experience you won't get anywhere else, and while it isn't quite the Shigsy's Magical World Of Submarines we'd sort of hoped for, there's still plenty of fun to be had in its shallow waters," we said in summary.
Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has said recently that Nintendo will not use the free-to-play model with "trusted" IPs such as Mario or Pokemon, but for new products that are yet to establish themselves with consumers.
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