Metroid Prime: Federation Force – Mission Briefing video / Blast Ball available for free

Metroid Prime: Federation Force

It’s been a few weeks since we last heard about Metroid Prime: Federation Force, but today, Nintendo finally revealed some brand new gameplay footage for the game. The company uploaded a 15 mn video, with some members of the Nintendo Treehouse team playing the game in local multiplayer.

Here it is:

Metroid Prime: Federation Force (3DS) comes out on August 19th in North America, August 25th in Japan, and September 2nd in Europe.

Metroid Prime: Blast Ball

Metroid Prime: Blast Ball is the multiplayer component of Metroid Prime: Fedeation Force. It was originally supposed to be part of the full game, but it turns out that’s it’s now available on the Nintendo eShop in Europe and North America… for free.

However, there’s a catch: in Europe, the free version of the game is only playable online until the launch of Metroid Prime: Federation Force. On the other hand, the free version is clearly called a demo in North America, which implies limited content. However, there’s no sign of the word “demo” in the game itself, which means it’s most likely the exact same version as in Europe.

While we wait for some clarifications, you can download Metroid Prime: Blast Ball from the Nintendo eShop, or Nintendo’s website:

Here’s some details:

  • Genre: First Person Shooter
  • Download size: 1 565 blocks / 195MB
  • Players: from 1 to 6
  • Multiplayer: Local and Online
  • amiibo: compatible with all figures. Bowser, Bowser Jr, Mario, Luigi, Samus, Zero Suit Samus unlock special paint job for your Mech. The other amiibo unlock the Skull paintjob.



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