Nintendo’s first free-to-play game is Steel Diver, multiplayer confirmed
Posted on June 18, 2013 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Podcast Stories
Nintendo is bringing back the 3DS launch game Steel Diver in the form of a free-to-play game.
Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed the news to IGN, and also revealed that multiplayer will be included. Platforms are unconfirmed at this time, however.
“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. It’s something that we’re hoping to be able to show relatively soon.”
The new free-to-play Steel Diver game could introduce a membership or micro-transaction type of free – nothing is decided currently. IGN reports that “Miyamoto stressed that his team was focused on balancing how a pricing model would affect the entertainment value of the final product, which ultimately would be available in a packaged form as well.”