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Nintendo’s beloved sci-fi series Metroid is finally returning after a 5-year absence…as a 4-player handheld co-op game. Yes, Metroid Prime: Federation Force was unveiled today during Nintendo’s Digital Event, with series star Samus Aran nowhere in sight. The game features stylized chibi renditions of Galactic Federation soldiers. The game will also include Metroid Prime: Blast Ball; a first-person shooter fused with soccer first shown at the Nintendo World Championships a few days ago.
Considering there’s been nothing from the Metroid series since 2010’s poorly received Wii installment Other M, fans were holding out hope for a return to the beloved Metroid Prime series of FPS games. However, not like this, if the response to the trailer is anything to go by.
This isn’t the first time the Metroid series has branched out into unexpected territory, though Metroid Prime Pinball for the Nintendo DS remains largely forgotten at this point. Sadly, dreams of Samus making her triumphant return on the Wii U were dashed today; replaced by a strange portable multiplayer game of space soldiers vs space pirates. Metroid Prime: Federation Force comes to Nintendo 3DS sometime in 2016. Any further objections?
I thought as much…