Steel Diver, submarine sim and 3DS launch title over in the US has been somewhat off the radar in other territories, that is until now, with Nintendo earmarking 6th May for its overdue appearance. Apparently a slow, tactical experience it seemingly offers something a little bit different than the 3DS games we’ve had in the UK so far. Here’s the release:

“Submerge yourself into this watery world by taking the controls of your very own submarine, guiding it safely past obstacles and dodging attacks from enemy ships out to get you. Enjoy three different game modes in Steel Diver, each offering varied and fun submarine action in full glasses-free 3D. In the Mission mode, you must carefully navigate an aquatic obstacle course, completing objectives whilst being sure to avoid dangerous obstacles and persistent enemies; whereas in Periscope Strike you must use the Nintendo 3DS gyro sensor to locate and sink encroaching enemy ships. Try spinning around in a chair and watching the 3D sea horizon move with you – it really is like looking through a submarine periscope, although watch out for the battle ship in the horizon.

“Use strategy in the Steel Commander mode to effectively hide your own ships and successfully locate enemy ships in a grid map, before trying to sink them with your torpedoes. You can also share with friends and family by using Download Play, which opens up Steel Commander into a 2-player experience – your friend doesn’t even need to have a Game Card. Take turns trying to sink each-other’s ships or play against the computer.

“Using the Touch Screen controls in novel ways for each game mode, you can also enjoy a simulation of the inside of a submarine with levers and switches to control the submarine for Mission and Periscope Strike modes.

“Get your sea legs ready, for Steel Diver which arrives in Europe, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS, on 6th May 2011.”