E3 2015: Metroid Prime Federation Force Announced for 3DS

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Nintendo announced Metroid Prime: Federation Force for 3DS during its Digital Event at E3 2015, marking the return of the series after a five-year hiatus following the release of Metroid: Other M on Wii in 2010.

Unfortunately, very little gameplay was shown during the presentation. While Federation Force doesn't appear to feature the series' legendary heroine, Samus Aran, it's set in the same universe as the Metroid Prime series, so there will be some familiar elements for fans of the series to appreciate. Federation Force's biggest selling point seems to be a four-player co-op mode, but Nintendo also announced Blast Ball, a 3v3 competitive game where teams compete to shoot a large ball into a goal. Both games are reminiscent of Metroid Prime Hunters, the first-person Nintendo DS game from 2006.

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The game is coming in 2016, but there's no word if there's a single-player component, or if Federation Force and Blast Ball are multiplayer experiences only. Stay tuned for more coverage of Nintendo games and Metroid Prime: Federation Force as it develops.

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