The mostly forgotten Steel Diver 3DS launch title is coming back, and this time it's going to be free.

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that Steel Diver is getting a free-to-play entry to IGN. Nintendo had previously revealed that it was investigating the free-to-play model in a recent investor and analyst presentation. At the time, it didn't reveal what franchise was going to be used, but it did assure Nintendo fans that it wouldn't be a high-profile franchise like Mario.

The new free-to-play Steel Diver will be an all new game. Miyamoto told IGN, "There is something we’re doing with the Steel Diver idea that I think is going to open things up with that game... It’s going to be very fun. We’re exploring from a perspective of where we can take that from a multiplayer standpoint - it's going to have this four-player battle mode that I think is going to be very interesting."

Miyamoto did not reveal any other details but said that he was hoping to show something soon. For more on Steel Diver, you can check out our review of the 3DS game.

[Source: IGN]