We’ve known for a while now that Metroid Prime: Federation Force would have some kind of support for Nintendo’s ever-growing line of Amiibo figures, but Nintendo has recently announced exactly what that functionality will be. In Federation Force, you can scan the Samus or Zero Suit Samus Amiibo to unlock upgrades in the main game. Samus’ figure unlocks a suit modeled after her armor that appears to shoot more powerful missiles, while Zero Suit Samus’ figure unlocks a blue suit with an unknown powerup.

Nintendo also announced that other Amiibo will unlock paint jobs for the player’s mech in the Blast Ball minigame; they showed off skins based on Mario and Bowser. It’s not clear whether all Amiibo will unlock skins in Federation Force or only select figures, but we’re sure to find out soon because the game launches in North America on August 19th.

You can check out a gallery of the unlockable mission suits and Blast Ball skins by clicking in the gallery below, and you can check out a video of the Samus Amiibo’s powerup by clicking below.

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