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Metroid Prime Federation Force

Nintendo Details Amiibo Support
by Brian Shea on Jun 20, 2016 at 03:41 PM

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Platform 3DS
Publisher Nintendo
Developer Next Level Games
Release
Rating Teen

Metroid Prime: Federation Force was viewed as a largely disappointing reveal at last year's E3 by fans who wanted a new entry in the Metroid series that mirrored the games that made the series so great in the first place. While the title was completely absent at this year's E3, the game is nearing the end of its development as it gears up for launch in just under two months. Nintendo has filled us in with new details regarding how its Amiibo figures will augment play in Federation Force.

Much like the Amiibo functionality in games like Yoshi's Woolly World, it seems as though most of the figures provide cosmetic changes to Federation Force. When you scan an Amiibo, your mech sports a paint job similar to that character. While we don't know which Amiibos will work with this function, Nintendo used the examples of Mario (see above) and Bowser (see below) to demonstrate what the mechs look like.

In addition, when you use either of the Samus Amiibos (regular or Zero Suit Samus) on Metroid Prime: Federation Force, you unlock helpful items and in-game upgrades. Nintendo did not detail what those upgrades are, but it did show the new paint jobs you unlock when you tap Samus and Zero Suit Samus on your 3DS.

As a reminder, in order to scan Amiibos to your 3DS, you need be using one of the New 3DS handhelds, or you need to buy the 3DS NFC Amiibo Reader that gives the original 3DS and 3DS XL devices the ability to read the Amiibos' NFC.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force releases on 3DS on August 19. The see the game in action, head over to our episode of Test Chamber.

[Source: Nintendo of America on Twitter (1), (2)]

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