Nintendo has finally given Metroid Prime: Federation Force a solid release date.

The 3DS blaster will hit North America on 19th August, and will be playable at this year's PAX East in Boston. The European release takes place a little later, on 2nd September.

Based on the Metroid Prime sub-series of titles but sporting a more kiddie-friendly look, Federation Force will launch alongside a spin-off title called Blast Ball.

Now it has an actual release window, are you feeling a little more confident about this divisive title? Let us know by posting a comment below.