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Steel Diver gets UK 3DS date

"Awfully compelling" sub sim surfaces.

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Steel Diver, Nintendo's 3DS submarine combat simulator, launches in the UK on 6th May, the publisher has confirmed.

The core campaign is a side-scrolling affair that sees you carefully maneuvering your sub around various treacherous deep-sea environments via touch screen controls.

There's also a 3D Periscope Strike mode in which you'll need to use the handheld's gyroscope to locate and scuttle approaching enemy ships.

Not only that but Nintendo has been kind enough to include a fresh take on the old pen-and-paper battleships game, called Steel Commander.

Alongside Nintendogs, it's the only internally developed Nintendo game available in the 3DS's launch window.

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime singled it out for special attention pre-launch, babbling "Steel Diver is a brand new experience, and from a compelling standpoint, we think it's awfully compelling."

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