Nintendo Announces "Codename S.T.E.A.M" For Nintendo 3DS

New turn-based tactical RPG/third-person shooter hybrid to be publicly unveiled tomorrow

Always one to keep people in suspense and guessing, Nintendo finally announced its latest IP for the Nintendo 3DS in Codename: S.T.E.A.M a new tactical strategy RPG being helmed by Hitoshi Yamagami, best known for his work on the Pokemon series and Fire Emblem, with the Intelligent Systems studio developing the game. Nintendo will officially unveil the game tomorrow on its Nintendo Treehouse E3 stream and is slated for release next year.

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The game is also being designed to be less intimidating for first-time tactical/strategy game players by making several design changes, such as adding a behind the player camera view similar to a third-person shooter to the typical overhead field view common to such games. Finally, the game will allow players to have up to four teammates during missions, with the art style said to be reminiscent of Silver Age comic book heroes with the motif being based around HP Lovecraft and the Steam Age.


This game sounds pretty awesome already and I'm just going off of what was tweeted by Nintendo. How many of you are excited for a brand new tactical strategy RPG with third-person shooter elements on the 3DS?


Images via Destructoid and Kotaku

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