Nintendo plans to delay Metroid Prime: Federation Force until late Summer all around the world, moved back from its original May launch window. Nintendo’s announcement for the Japanese fans mentioned that it was delayed to make adjustments to the game’s balance, but we have no additional details beyond that.

This was one of the talking points on
last week’s episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

Alex asks why Nintendo would spend time and resources fine-tuning a game whose fanbase is so vocally against its very existence—impressions of the game are already mediocre at best, so it’s not too likely that three extra months of tweaking can improve the game significantly enough to overcome its already-negative perception. Some fans wonder whether they’re pushing it back in order to announce a major new
Metroid project at E3, and while that would explain an awful lot, it doesn’t seem too likely.

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Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: http://youtube.com/user/pokemoneinstein I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.

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