Nintendo's latest entry in the Metroid series has arrived in North America and Japan on the Nintendo 3DS, closely followed by European and Australian releases in early September. It's not what we were expecting - Metroid Prime: Federation Force is a co-op based shooter focusing on a team of Galactic Federation marines as they tackle missions throughout the galaxy.
Initial reviews and impressions are mixed, and the New Nintendo 3DS with its extra analog stick also sounds like the right way to go (remember having sore hands with Metroid Prime Hunters on the original DS?). I don't have a 3DS myself so I'm not sure when I'll give this one a try, but the Metroid Database have had some initial impressions that are worth reading if you're on the fence about this one.
Nintendo are always trying something new and quirky so hopefully this experiment will ultimately lead us back to a new adventure with Samus herself. Enjoy the game!