Fans looking forward to Metroid Prime: Federation Force next month can download a free demo for Blast Ball, the game’s 3-on-3 sci-fi sport.
Nintendo premiered Blast Ball during the Nintendo World Championships as E3 2015, but players had no idea it was actually Federation Force’s multiplayer mode based on soccer. A demo for the mini-game is now available to download (1563 Blocks) on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America.
The Blast Ball demo allows players to team up with two random players online to challenge another team. The first team who blasts the ball into their opponent’s goal is declared the winner; it can also be played solo or via local play or download play.
In addition, compatible amiibo, such as Peach, Bowser and Mario, can be scanned to unlock paint jobs for players’ mech suits. Players can also post their screenshots to the new “Metroid Prime: Federation Force Blast Ball Demo” Miiverse community.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force debuts in North America on August 19. It will arrive in Japan one week later and in Europe and Australia in early September.