Nintendo announced today that Metroid Prime: Federation Force has been delayed until August 19 in North America, September 2 in Europe, and August 25 in Japan.
The Metroid Prime spin-off was originally scheduled to release some time in late spring, but Nintendo has decided that some extra time was needed in order to improve the game’s balance.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force sees players assume the role of a Galactic Federation Marine in a co-operative first-person shooter, similar to Metroid Prime Hunters on the original Nintendo DS. It features a more cartoony art style than previous games in the Metroid Prime series and also features a multiplayer mode known as Metroid Prime: Blast Ball– the original reveal of which at E3 was met with a decidedly negative response by Metroid fans.
While those looking forward to the game will surely be disappointed by the news, at least we now have a firm release date for the title. The extra time may also be just what it needs to recover from the initial backlash against it (which our own Anthony discusses in more detail here).
Are you disappointed by Metroid Prime: Federation Force’s delay or will you not be picking it up until Samus makes an appearance? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: Nintendo Everything