The multiplayer Metroid spin-off Federation Force is set to release for the 3DS in North America this August.
One of the more controversial moments of E3 2015, Nintendo revealed a new Metroid title during their E3 digital presentation. To the dismay of many fans, Metroid Prime: Federation Force wasn’t a direct continuation of the Prime saga, nor was it a traditional 2D exploration-platformer; the 3DS game will be a multiplayer co-op FPS featuring members of the Federation Force, previously seen in Metroid: Other M and mentioned in Metroid Fusion. Federation Force will also include Blast Ball, a competitive 3-on-3 sports shooter where the Federation soldiers pilot giant mech-suits in a soccer-inspired arena- essentially Rocket League with mech-suits.
Earlier today, Nintendo announced the release dates for the North American, Japanese and European versions of Federation Force; North America and Japan will receive the title first in August, followed by Europe in early September. Though a demo is not yet available through the 3DS eShop, PAX East 2016 attendees in Boston, MA will have the opportunity to try Federation Force on the convention floor.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force will release for the 3DS on 8/19 in North America, followed by 8/25 in Japan and 9/2 in Europe.