Metroid Prime Federation Force Announced for 3DS!

Nintendo’s E3 presentation has just finished.  And as per the last however many years of the event, there have been a LOT of great looking games announced for the year or two ahead.

So first up, let’s look at one of their more interesting 3DS offerings.  Namely a new Metroid game called Metroid Prime Federation Force!

Developed by Next Level Games (who you may remember from their work on Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon), Metroid Prime Federation Force is an co-op multiplayer game set in the Metroid universe where up to four players can team up and take on a variety of missions.

Clear out enemy infested bases as a team! Take on enemies using a blaster and various sub weapons (of which a few may not have been seen in the series before)! Aim using the 3DS gyroscope (okay, this might not be a good thing)!

You can play the game either with people nearby or via online multiplayer. It also comes with a sub mode called ‘Blast Ball’, a 3 vs 3 scifi sport where players have to shoot a ball in the opponent team’s goal to score. So basically, football with a Metroid theme.

Here are some screenshots:

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As well as some artwork:

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And an official trailer:

So what do you think about Metroid Prime Federation Force? The kind of Metroid game you wanted? Or a bit of a disappointment?

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Fillfall
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Ugh, for the love of everything Metroid, stop making FPS-style BS and spin-offs and make an actual Metroidvania platformer side-scroller again. I mean, come on, Nintendo, even Axiom Verge did your genre better!

thebestofblue
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Man. I am so dissapointed with this. I've been wanting a new Metroid since the atrocity that was Other M 5 years ago, and what id I get? A co-op shooter set in the same universe. BLAST BALL. HOW IS BLAST BALL METROID. I have to disagree with Aensland on one point though, it's not that it's an fps that I'm annoyed. The Prime trilogy was fantastic, it really captured the feel of the 2d games in a 3d enviroment. My problem here is that it just isn't a Metroid game. The first person Metroid games weren't fpses, not really.… Read more »

Fillfall
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[QUOTE="thebestofblue, post: 1215, member: 38"]Man. I am so dissapointed with this. I've been wanting a new Metroid since the atrocity that was Other M 5 years ago, and what id I get? A co-op shooter set in the same universe. BLAST BALL. HOW IS BLAST BALL METROID. I have to disagree with Aensland on one point though, it's not that it's an fps that I'm annoyed. The Prime trilogy was fantastic, it really captured the feel of the 2d games in a 3d enviroment. My problem here is that it just isn't a Metroid game. The first person Metroid games… Read more »

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[QUOTE="Aensland, post: 1218, member: 4"]The Prime series is still a true FPS even with the adventure and puzzles. Wolfenstein is known to have both, for example (especially the PS2 one). It isn't the story or anything I disliked, it was the motion controls (or stylus-based turning on the DS one) that I dislike. I actually liked the original GameCube release. As I said in another thread; if it controlled like an actual FPS would on a Sony or Microsoft console, I'd rather enjoy them. However, Nintendo forces gimmicky controls and I just can't stomach it. I enjoyed Other M and… Read more »

Fillfall
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[QUOTE="thebestofblue, post: 1219, member: 38"] Other M. The gameplay was fun in the third person sections and felt nicely Metroidy, the whole first person thing was clunky though. My main issue with Other M was how it ruined Samus' character. It turned her from a badaas bounty hunter to a helpless damsel who needs rescuing and won't even turn on the varia suit in a super heated area untill given express permision. The reason for restricting her suit's powers was that it coul pose a threat to the other people on the ship. Remind me of how the varia suit… Read more »

thebestofblue
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[QUOTE="Aensland, post: 1220, member: 4"]I see a lot of people state that about her character. Funny thing is, Other M is just the story she told you about in Zero Mission and Fusion, so it was there the entire time[/QUOTE] At no point in those games did Samus come across as… helpless. She says she respected Adam as a commander. Respect for a commander doesn't mean putting yourself in harm's way just because you haven't been specifically told to activiate your protection. That's just stupid. I think it was a good idea to bring Adam into it, the story there… Read more »

Fillfall
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[QUOTE="thebestofblue, post: 1221, member: 38"]At no point in those games did Samus come across as… helpless. She says she respected Adam as a commander. Respect for a commander doesn't mean putting yourself in harm's way just because you haven't been specifically told to activiate your protection. That's just stupid. I think it was a good idea to bring Adam into it, the story there could have been onteresting, but not to make Samus seem like a puppy who laps up his every word.[/QUOTE] i do agree with the whole not activating things; especially the fact she did not activate varia… Read more »

thebestofblue
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[QUOTE="Aensland, post: 1222, member: 4"]i do agree with the whole not activating things; especially the fact she did not activate varia when told not to use weapons. Really? VARIA and Screw attack or high jump? why wouldn't you activate those?[/QUOTE] It's stupid and it degrades her chatacter. Another significant moment is the Ridely fight. When faced with Ridley, the boss she's already killed like ten times, she panics and her suit falls off. She never panicked any other time! Sure it's cause Ridely killed her parents in front of her, but it never happened any other time. This is a… Read more »