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Steel Diver

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Title Screen

Steel Diver

Developers: Nintendo EAD, Vitei
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Released in JP: May 12, 2011
Released in US: March 27, 2011
Released in EU: May 6, 2011
Released in AU: May 12, 2011

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Some graphics tech info from a developer

Steel Diver is a side-scrolling underwater...er..."platformer" that was a Nintendo 3DS launch title, based on a Nintendo DS tech-demo.

It received a Free-to-play sequel called Steel Diver: Sub Wars, which focused more on Multiplayer Online than the single player campaign.

Unused Models



A rectangular box.



A cube.



A large, white square.



A white sphere.


SteelDiver-test04 maya.png

An orange sphere.


SteelDiver-sub edge test.png

An outline of a submarine likely used for testing collision detection.

(Source: Ferrox)

Unused Graphics


A test texture.

(Source: Ferrox)

Build Info

The file version contains a build date and a version number.

Versions that contain a Download Play Child ROM has an identical "version" file in the Child ROM.

Japan v16 USA v0 Europe v0 Europe Demo Kiosk USA Demo Kiosk Japan Kiosk Demo
Feb 04 2011 16:50:46 r15256
Feb 04 2011 16:52:38 r15256
Feb 14 2011 10:40:18 r15270
Mar 29 2011 16:33:24 r15357
Apr 01 2011 10:42:19 r15360
Jun 27 2011 14:59:57 r15604

(Source: Ferrox)

Batch File

The file touch.bat is a batch file for something.

@echo off
..\tools\bin\touch.exe -s *

(Source: Ferrox)

Internal Project Names

The game is referred to internally as both "nsub" and "SeaBattle".

(Source: Original TCRF research)