Metroid Prime: Federation Force is the Metroid spin-off announced at Nintendo’s E3 conference. It has been revealed that the game was originally meant to launch alongside the New 3DS.

In an interview with IGN, Metroid Prime producer Kensuke Tanabe, background for the new title was revealed. He states: “Well, first I will say that the focus on the battle between the Federation Forces and the Space Pirates was an idea I had since I was involved in Metroid Prime 3.”

“It’s similar to with Metroid Prime Hunters, how we relied on NST [Nintendo Software Technology] to do that. Hunters deals with the relationships between the bounty hunters besides Samus in the world of Metroid. We wanted to make something that would show the fight between the Federation and the Space Pirates, but there was no company that would make that for us.”

“In making this game we initially intended it to launch alongside the New 3DS, but we were a bit late in doing that. The team who’s schedule was free at the time was Next Level Games, and so we turned to them.”

Metroid Prime: Federation Force will release in 2016. The game will be available on the 3DS. Stick with Gamespresso for all of your E3 news.

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