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Nintendo Reveals More Information About Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

code_name_steam_artworkA new adventure unlike anything Nintendo has done before will join the ever-expanding Nintendo universe in 2015. At a developer roundtable event on June 11 during the E3 video game conference, Nintendo announced Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The new turn-based action strategy game comes from Intelligent Systems, the developer of the Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is a new take on strategy games inspired by third-person shooters. Like the Fire Emblem and Advance Wars games before it, Code Name S.T.E.A.M. tasks players with planning out strategic moves using a team of soldiers to do battle with enemy forces. But this game throws a wrench into many of the conventions familiar to the genre.

For starters, the game takes place in a vibrant steampunk world, weaving its globe-spanning tale in the art style of a classic comic book. The title refers to an elite team of steam-powered special-forces soldiers composed of absolutely wild and wholly unexpected characters who must battle an extraterrestrial menace. To establish a connection to the main playable characters and to emphasize the verticality and depth of the level design, the perspective of Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. uses a behind-the-shoulder perspective at the level of the players’ squad. Players outflank and outshoot the enemy in a fully 3D battlefield with a customizable four-member team. To defeat aliens, they have to take cover, set up ambushes and unleash crossfires and counter-attacks. For every move taken or action performed, a steam gauge is slowly depleted, forcing players to use strategy to achieve their objectives. Along the way, players will acquire new items and weapons that give them more strategic options and firepower.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will launch exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in 2015. For more information about Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and to keep an eye on all of Nintendo’s activities during E3, visit http://e3.nintendo.com.


  1. so this is the game drones were hyping. nintendon’t didn’t even win e3 at all.

      1. there wasn’t gear of war at e3. nothing looked “fun” to me at all. splatoon was a lame paint shooter, the toad game is just a mingame port from sm3dw, zelda wii u has unnessary bloom graphics are looks no where as good as e3 2011 tech demo. devil third looked soo awuful look a 2006 xbox 360 game. even the first gears of war in 06 and sonic 06 look way better than devil’s third. no third party games.

      2. So in other words, you don’t know what good games are…

      3. He’s also clearly butthurt out of his ass that he’s bleeding out of it because Devil’s Third is no longer coming to his last gen Xbox 360 & is now solely a Wii U game.

      4. What’s funny is that he actually has a Wii U so he can get the game but now he refuses and instead insults it. Wtf?

      5. Oh I bet he’ll still get the game. One hour he’ll come on here & bash it while ignoring the fact he’ll be playing it an hour later.

      6. Not digging the art style at all. I was hoping for something as good as advance wars days of ruin. The art in that was really good.

      7. Yeah but pictures rarely do a game’s artstyle justice. I’ll wait for the trailer.

      8. Perhaps if you were to correct your grammar we might be able to understand you.

      9. Have nerve to say a game looks like 2006 360 game like its a bad thing, yet that’s the console you’re saving up for. .. smh. And how come when nintendo remakes a game its a bad thing but when Microsoft remakes FOUR halo games at once it’s “amazing” xbots hypocrites much? Nintendo won e3, all exclusives, all amazing, and all look completely different than the other. The best thing about sony and microsofts conferences was mkx. And why does the 2011 tech demo look better? More realistic? Sorry we like art style here so gtfo you poor excuse for a “gamer”

    1. LOL you fucking idiots all hyped about Metriod 3DS or Zelda MM 3DS lol when will you learn never to trust Nintendo with your hearts. Nintendo is like a cheating wife, you love her.. Spend your time with her, dream of a future with her and invest your emotions only to find out she is is fucking an Indian man names Palek without a condom. She then refuses sex with you and tells you she is “not I’m the mood”. Only to know in the back of your mind she is getting the curry rice fucked out her asshole. But she loves you doesn’t she?? Nintendo cares don’t they?.. All they are doing is making lazy slap on HD graphics with less polygon textures then the amount of brain cells in a Down syndrome man.

      Pray to Sasori for forgiveness and maybe the purity of your mind will redeem you back to being a true gamer and not a glorified casual…

      1. The fact you don’t get how clearly he is mocking you is quite worrying.

      2. Even though he is clearly mocking you… Oh god you are easily fooled XD

        This kid is golden troll bait XD

      3. you’re giving yourself a “+ 5” you’re an asshole. we know you’re the idiot who comments with the “church of sasori” nickname. nobody is as stupid to follow you like a god…even i’m sure is pretty offensive to compare you with a god. i’m not a religious person but that’s awfully offensive

      4. so now you have god complex. you’re pathetic and i’m not a religious guy but you believing you’re god is insulting, pathetic, sick, lame, etc.
        and even i’m pretty sure that “church of sasori” is mocking you.

    2. I think we all understand that you hate Nintendo by now, you can stop nagging. What, do you have some need for attention or something?

  2. That is one dorky art style. I’ll probably pass.

    Still a bunch of other games to look forward to.

  3. This is a solid, solid disappointment compared to just about anything else they could’ve unveiled. (like Metroid or F-Zero or even a portable version of Splatoon). Pass.

    1. I can understand Metroid, or F-Zero… but portable Splatoon…? Like, a day after they announced it?
      Yeah that’s not happening

    2. It’s not a disappointment. It’s a new IP and that’s what people have been asking for. Something new. Metroid is eventually going to come to Wii U. You may as well count F-Zero out. Nintendo isn’t touching that at all.

    3. Ya, definitely was thinking marvel or frank Miller……this is like art for a elementary school after school show. I love Nintendo, but they should change this art. This is not the style that represents western comics.
      Could have bin a good game…..😒

    4. The art style is the disappointment, the game looks great other wise. No one said any thing about metroid , f-zero, or any thing else for that matter. You disappointed your self.

      That said they will most likely announce majoras mask HD for Wii U next year, or possibly the 3DS.
      Metroid is most likely retros new project, which means it’s also probably coming to Wii U.

      But I wouldn’t be surprised at a 2.5 D metroid for the 3DS.
      F zero well most likely be made for Wii U if it gets a new game.

      But expect a 3DS advice ways next year

  4. Don’t really care for strategy games. At least I got Splatoon to look forward to as a new IP.

  5. I think this looks cool! But everyone who complains that it isn’t an old Nintendo IP. Whatever. I love new Nintendo IPS! Splatoon looks amazing and that’s a new IP

    1. So you whine when Nintendo makes a remake then you whine why the make something new…. jesus christ you fanbrats really are spoiled.

      You haven’t even played the game and already you’re making yourselves look like retards

    2. Shame it’s not better art, the game is probably fun, but this at is not the comic book style western fans love, this is goofy crap 💩
      We already got a new Zelda and starfox. I can wait next year for majors mask and a metroid (Wii U) but this is needs different at bad

    3. Awww. You poor thing. Were you hyping up the idea that the game they were gonna reveal was Metroid? XD Just like those people crying over the Skyward Sword like artstyle for Zelda U because they hyped up the idea that it was going to be like that Wii U tech demo of Link fighting Gohma in “glorious” realism in their own little heads.

      1. No ? I excepted this to be a new IP, I just don’t like the art.
        The only Zelda I dident like the art of was wind waker, nice looking game it just didn’t bring that Zelda magic.

        Personally I like the water color inspired skyward sword art, and the new game is combining the feel of skyward sword and twilight princess. Looks the be worth the wait

      2. Oh, not you. I was talking to Ham Dangler up there & using the people complaining about Zelda U’s artstyle as an example of people complaining about not getting the game they hyped themselves into believing they were getting.

  6. They very clearly said “NEW IP” yet everyone expected an old one. And then people complain Nintendo milks their franchises, but whenever they try to step into new territories people complain. What I’m saying is too many people here should just crawl back between their momma’s legs where they belong.

    1. ^ This

      I actually like the sounds of this game and it would be neat to see a Nintendo Home Console version of this game in the future :)

    2. I knew it was gonna be a new IP which I’m all for but this seems very…it just doesn’t look like something from Nintendo. Looks like it came from a small Independent studio or something. Personally, I think they could have done better. Just my opinion though :P

      1. Opinion accepted. I’d wait ’till they show a bit more of it tomorrow though, get a clearer perspective. I’m not into strategies, but I wanna see what it’s all about; diggin’ that style though.

      2. Cool, bro. Cool. Only thing keeping me interested is that it’s made by Intelligent. Really enjoy all things Fire Emblem. But almost an hour round table for this? I don’t know…for whatever reason my first impression of the screenshots leaves me “meh”. But like you said, we will just have to wait and see.

    3. I know, right! Or they cry because the new IP isn’t what THEY wanted. I swear there are tons of self entitled gamers out there in the world.

  7. sounds awesome, looks terrible

    was hoping for Majora’s Mask 3D or a new Metroid, disappointed

  8. This is my third most anticipated game after LoZ and Splatoon. Great job Nintendo. Now about F=Zero and Metroid… and what’s Retro doing?

  9. People stop complaining because this game looks fun.We asked for StarFox and now we’re getting it. We still haven’t seen Retro Studios secret game which is probably Metroid.

  10. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis.. Bless us with legendary damage control and please buy a Wii U for gods sake rather than destroying unwanted Down syndrome fetuses. You disgust me..

    1. Church of Sasori = Grape Ape = Donko = Certain Anonymouses exposed…

      You really must love me…

  11. Don’t know there are complainers about not seeing Metroid or F-Zero… Clearly says “NEW IP,” meaning something original and fresh. Not trying to say those franchisees are old, but dammit people, there’s no winning with most of these buffoons nowadays!! This game looks very interesting, and I know I’ll have my eyes on this one since Intelligent Systems is developing it. Perhaps we’ll even get an Amiibo for a character featured in this game in the future for Smash Bros?

  12. Nintendo shows an innovative genre redefining IP, and yet, people are complaining? Why am I not surprised?

    1. Sometimes, many people are not aware about their wishes or simply they do not know what they want. Hmm, maybe they think they can make a better game with their own imagination, but they do not know how to implement it on their game, and they blame Nintendo to make unreasonable game.

  13. I’m liking the new info. The fact the game will feature creatures inspired by HP Lovecraft still has the game sold for me. And it is a new IP from Shigeru Miyamoto himself. This game is definitely not on the same level as Wii Music.

  14. I sware if I see idots say nintendo doesn’t make New ips, fans being ticked its not a continuation of franchise, and ect.. I’m going smack some idots

  15. People who are complaining from just the picture shown above.. shame on you, seriously, shame on you. You give nintendo fans a bad name :/

  16. I’m interested in this game, I love strategies..
    the art style is not as bad as you are saying at all, there are only a few screenshots, isn’t it?

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