Bandicam 2014 03 25 09 17 12 195

Earlier today we had the pleasure of telling you that Steel Empire was coming to the US eShop, and now we can add to that exciting announcement with freshly-captured video footage of the Japanese version of the game.

Steel Empire originally released on the Mega Drive over twenty years ago, and a GBA remake followed in 2004 (but sadly didn't make its way to North America). Steampunk-themed shoot 'em ups are unfortunately not as common as we'd like them to be, so seeing this classic turn up on 3DS in any form would have been a real treat — it's even better to see it spruced up with the care and polish a game of this calibre deserves.

We'll have a full Matters of Import preview up soon, but for now you can prepare yourself for some steampunk shooting action by watching the video of the first level below.