'Metroid Prime: Federation Drive' launches August nineteenth

'Metroid Prime: Federation Force' launches August 19th

It has been eight years because the final Metroid Prime recreation got here out for the Wii, however a successor was lastly introduced for the New 3DS handheld system on the recreation convention E3. At present, Nintendo introduced that Metroid Prime: Federation Pressure can be launched on August nineteenth within the US and September 2nd within the UK, however gamers can get a arms-on demo at PAX East this weekend.

As an alternative of collection protagonist Samus, the teaser trailer for Federation Drive featured a foursome of shiny, blocky-armored mech troopers. Because the gameplay hinges on co-op multiplayer, faceless Federation grunts made higher in-recreation sense than having 4 Samuses, Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe stated. The primary story mode has gamers roam round capturing enemies and fixing puzzles a la 4 Swords Adventures, whereas Metroid Prime: Blast Ball acts as a enjoyable, sportsy semi-tutorial.

Whereas many followers clamored for a Metroid on present-gen consoles, Tanabe advised Engadget final yr that Nintendo thought-about a Wii U model however determined towards devoting a staff to its improvement. The New 3DS’ omnidirectional C-stick was intriguing sufficient to construct Federation Drive for the cellular system. Builders modified the sport’s look to suit the smaller display, shrinking gamers to shiny, stocky chibi troopers.

Metroid Prime: Federation Drive launches for #3DS on eight/19, however you could be one of many first to play it at #PAXEast! pic.twitter.com/P14vQ373bo

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 20, 2016