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Nintendo Download: Metroid Prime Federation Force, Style Savvy 3, Pokemon Ranger 3, more

Make your 3DS is charged, because Nintendo is releasing two new games for their handheld on the Nintendo eShop this week.

Samus Aran won’t star in Metroid Prime: Federation Force, and the art style is a bit on the cutesy side for a Metroid game, but players will be able to take control of a Federation Force Marine as they battle Space Pirates and Metroids on a mysterious planet. Up to four players can join the adventure, which will be released tomorrow, or they can take part in the included minigame, Blast Ball.

Also available to download for the 3DS tomorrow is Style Savvy: Fashion Forward, the latest game in Nintendo’s boutique management franchise. Players will be able to stock thousands of items in their boutique or “design clothes fit for a fashionista, style some wicked hair, master the art of make-up, and even become the next top model.”

Finally this week, the third game in the Pokemon Ranger series, Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs, will be available to download through the Wii U eShop. Originally released for the DS in 2010, players battle it out with the “Pokemon Pinchers” in this finale to the Pokemon Ranger trilogy.

More information on all of these games (and nearly a dozen other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Metroid Prime Federation Force, Style Savvy 3, F1 2016, More

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It seems like everyone who talks about Nintendo nowadays wants to talk about the NX, but the consolemaker is still releasing games for the 3DS, including this week’s launch of Metroid Prime: Federation Force and Style Savvy: Fashion Forward.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force is a co-op-focused spinoff from the main Metroid series and won’t star intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran. Instead, players will join up with a squad of Galactic Federation Marines as they do battle with Metroids and Space Pirates on a distant planet.

Meanwhile, Style Savvy: Fashion Forward is the third game in Nintendo’s fashion franchise, and it’ll give budding fashionistas the chance to design the perfect outfit with thousands of choices.

Steeping away from Nintendo, Codemasters will release F1 2016 for the PS4 and Xbox One. The latest racing simulation from the British developer follows the FIA Formula One World Championship, and includes 21 tracks and 22 drivers.

Finally this week, Krillbite will release a retail version of Among the Sleep for the PS4. Among the Sleep is a first-person game where players take control of a young toddler investigating the strange noises in his house. Is it the Bogeyman? or is it just a shadow?

The real question is, when you’re a toddler, does it make a difference?

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Nintendo is bringing 15 games to Comic-Con 2016… but not Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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I’ve got bad news for anyone hoping to try out The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con… Nintendo won’t have the highly-anticipated game available at their Play Nintendo Family Lounge at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina next door.

However, the consolemaker will have 15 other demos on hand, including five 3DS titles (Monster Hunter Generations, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, Style Savvy: Fashion Forward, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, and Yo-Kai Watch 2) that won’t be released until later this year:

3DS

  • Monster Hunter Generations (Available July 15)
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force (Available August 19)
  • Style Savvy: Fashion Forward (Available August 19)
  • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (Available September 27)
  • Yo-Kai Watch 2 (Available September 30)
  • Yo-Kai Watch
  • Yoshi’s New Island
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby / Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2

Wii U

  • Splatoon
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Pokken Tournament

The Play Nintendo Family Lounge will also be home to tournaments, Pokemon meetups, a Yo-Kai Watch voice actor panel, and much more. The full list of events can be found after the break, and don’t forget that the Play Nintendo Family Lounge is free and open to the public from July 21 through July 24. (more…)

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Nintendo is bringing Kirby: Planet Robobot, Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, more to PAX East 2016

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Nintendo will showcase five upcoming games at this weekend’s PAX East convention… unfortunately, The Legend of Zelda Wii U didn’t make the cut. However, Star Fox Zero, which will also be available in stores on April 22, did.

Congoers will also have the chance to try out a few games making their playable debut including Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE (Wii U) and a trio of 3DS games. Fans of Nintendo’s handheld will be able to try Kirby: Planet Robobot, Monster Hunter Generations, and Metroid Prime: Federation Force on the show floor for the first time. And speaking of Metroid Prime: Federation Force, Nintendo also confirmed this morning that it’ll be released on August 19.

If you’re unfamiliar with any of the games in Nintendo’s PAX East 2016 lineup, more details are available after the break. (more…)

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Metroid Prime: Federation Force is still set for a Spring 2016 release… here’s a new trailer

Nintendo initially unveiled Metroid Prime: Federation Force during last year’s E3 Expo to a rather… let’s say divided… public response. Fans were furious about its focus on fast-paced shooting as opposed to exploration, the art style, and the complete absence of Samus Aran. But Nintendo pressed on, re-revealing the game during today’s Nintendo Direct presentation.

This new trailer for Metroid Prime: Federation Force more closely links its storyline to Samus Aran (though the popular heroine doesn’t make an appearance), but the gameplay still looks to be a co-op shooter at its core. Producer Kensuke Tanabe spoke a bit about Federation Force’s genesis and the reason behind Samus Aran’s absence, but the developer seemed to directly address the dissenters with his final words: “What I can say for sure is that Metroid Prime: Federation Force is a game that absolutely belongs in the Metroid universe. That, I promise.”

Metroid Prime: Federation Force will be released exclusively for the 3DS this Spring and Tanabe’s entire speech can be found after the break. (more…)

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Nintendo announces Samus-less Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Another announcement you might have missed during Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event was Metroid Prime: Federation Force. The game, which retains the Prime series’ first-person adventure style, places a heavy emphasis on co-op missions. You and up to three teammates will work to eliminate enemies and complete missions.

When you’re done with your alien genocide, you can relax and play a game of “Blast Ball,” a three-on-three competitive game that requires players to blast balls into each others’ goals. Kind of like soccer with a giant ball. And arm cannons.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force is set to invade 3DS systems in 2016.

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Nintendo is planning side-scrolling and first-person Metroid games

Metroid-NESWhile there was no talk of the Metroid franchise at E3, Stephen Totilo of Kotaku had an interesting interview with Shigeru Miyamoto and Shinya Takahashi of Nintendo. Totilo pointedly asked them what was going on with the Metroid franchise, and what fans could hope to expect. Miyamoto deferred to Takahashi, who currently works with the creators and directors from the Metroid series. Takahashi had this to say:

“So it has been a while since we released the last one and we’re having discussions internally about what we can do next. So at this point we have two different types of Metroid games. We have the Prime style of Metroid game and we have the more traditional style of Metroid game. We feel that we do need to take care of both of these styles of play. And the hope is that at some point in the near future we’ll be able to share something about them.”

This seems to indicate that a new game, or at least a new announcement, might be coming to us soon (perhaps during Tokyo Game Show?).

When asked by Totilo which one they preferred, Takahashi said he liked them both, and Miyamoto said he prefers Prime. I think this entire conversation is adorable.

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