In an interview with Engadget, Metroid Prime producer Kensuke Tanabe said that the Blast Ball mini-game in Metroid Prime: Federation Force is designed as a crash course in first-person shooter gameplay for beginners. Tanabe sites that in Japan, the FPS genre isn’t as popular, and so a barrier is created in which Japanese gamers don’t feel as comfortable with the Metroid Prime series. He promises that the main campaign will offer difficulty, however. Tanabe sees Blast Ball as a fun alternative to gameplay tutorials.

Source: Engadget

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