Free-to-Play Game Offering From Nintendo: First On The List of Free Games Is Steel Diver [VIDEO]

By Staff Writer | June 18, 2013 10:22 PM EDT

Free games news: to fulfill Nintendo's promise that it will give free-to-play games to its users, the company announces that Steel Diver will be the first free title to become part of their latest offering.

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When Nintendo announced last week that it will be offering free-to-play games before the end of fiscal year (ending March 2014), the details only given were that the titles of the free games would not be from the Super Mario and Pokemon game franchise. And apparently, it isn't because the first game to be part of their free games offering is Steel Diver, which is the launch title for the Nintendo 3DS.

Joystiq reported that Nintendo is currently working on a free-to-play version of the submarine simulator, shooting and strategy game called Steel Diver. Shigery Miyamoto, a Nintendo executive has shared the details to IGN at E3.

Reportedly, Nintendo is set to develop a free game. The company is coming up with a fresh game, having a new design and will be making it as a free-to-play version. Even though Miyamoto did not shared any details as to which platforms it would be available, the executive said that Steel Diver will be available at retail together with the digital launch.

Nintendo is still uncertain about how to manage their offering of free games or specifically their free-to-play titles such as Steel Diver. They are still discussing matters whether it will be with microtransactions or though subscriptions. But nevertheless, the Nintendo team is still focusing on how they can maintain entertainment value, as shared by Miyamoto. However, the free-to-play version of Steel Diiver should be available 'relatively soon.'

Furthemore, Miyamoto shared, "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. 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."

Watch IGN's video review of Steel Diver for Nintendo 3DS here:

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