Steel Empire

Our past coverage of Steel Empire, a 3DS conversion of the cult Mega Drive / Genesis shooter, may have betrayed the fact that some of the Nintendo Life team have fond — and increasingly distant — memories of Sega's 16-bit machine. More importantly, however, this shooter was loved by those who played it because it's rather good, so the thought of playing it in lovely autostereoscopic 3D any time we so please is rather delicious.

Unfortunately it's one of those "confirmed for Japan" games with no promise of localisation as yet, with envy likely to get out of control once it arrives in 3DS' homeland on 19th March, albeit at a juicy price that converts to not far off $30USD. Nevertheless it looks appealing, and the latest trailer will do little to dissuade enthusiasts that want to see this game in the West.

Check it out below and let us know what you think.