Nintendo shared some information on their social media channels this evening, sharing some information about amiibo compatibility with upcoming Metroid Prime: Federation Force.
While tackling missions in Metroid Prime: Federation Force, tapping one of the two Samus amiibo (Samus or Zero Suit Samus) provides upgrades like additional missiles and ammo for the Slow Beam. Additionally you can add some bling to your Blast Ball matches in Metroid Prime: Federation Force by scanning amiibo. Doing so allows you to add a custom paint job to your Mech.
No word on just what amiibo will be compatable, with only Mario and Bowser confirmed. Neither Metroid.com nor amiibo.com have any updated information regarding which amiibo will work with Metroid Prime: Federation Force.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force will be released for the Nintendo 3DS on August 19th, 2016.