This summer, Nintendo released a demo for Blast Ball, a side mode for Metroid Prime: Federation Force featuring two teams of three Marines duking it out in a mech soccer battle. The demo’s time is finally coming to a end, however. Nintendo sent out a notice on the eShop stating that the online features of the demo will be shut off this Saturday at 11:59 PM PST. This shutdown won’t affect Federation Force‘s online aspects, nor will it affect the ability to play the demo locally.
The full message from Nintendo is as follows:
“Thank you for your continued support. The online multiplayer feature for the Metroid Prime: Federation Force Blast Ball demo will be discontinued at 2016/12/31 23:59 PST. The discontinuation of this demo feature will not impact the online multiplayer feature available in the full version of the game.”
It is unclear at this time whether the demo will be completely pulled from the eShop or not, but if you want to get a few last games in, now would be the time to do it.