Nintendo loves these oddball 3DS eShop titles that are interesting but otherwise quite unimpressive. Steel Diver: Sub Wars is a sequel to the free-to-play side-scroller Steel Diver launched for 3DS in early 2011. Here we are, three years later, and its sequel has been announced and launched in a single day. Pick up Steel Diver: Sub Wars today as either a partial free game or the full game for $9.99 on the 3DS eShop.
Yes, Steel Diver has a free option for those skeptical about a submarine FPS. Naturally so, I might add, because Steel Diver isn't like other first person shooters. Underwater projectiles take time to reach their targets and even turning the submarine isn't an immediate movement. It creates a tactical experience that quite contrary to the fast-paced, twitch FPS games we know nowadays.
As for what that free version includes, well, it's actually quite worth picking up. While there's only supposedly a single stage of solo play, which is more of an introduction to the story than anything, the game's full multiplayer is also included. What a great deal, right? Well, unfortunately free players can only select from two free submarines as opposed to the full selection of u-boats. I guess they can't give away the whole game!
If gamers pick up the full Steel Diver: Sub Wars on the 3DS eShop for $9.99 they'll gain access to the full, seven mission single player mode as well as all the game's multiplayer submarines. A very solid price for any game, but it's probably worth downloading and trying out to see if it fits anyone's fancy first.