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Pokémon Rumble U Will Make Use Of GamePad NFC

By Kevin on Mar 13 2013 12:19 AM
Pokémon Rumble U is the first Wii U game to use NFC.

Revealed in the latest edition of CoroCoro Comic is some new and exciting information for the upcoming toy Pokémon game titled Pokémon Rumble U (known as Pokémon Scramble U in Japan). Consumers will have the option to purchase miniature Near Field Communication (NFC) Pokémon figurines from participating Pokémon Centers.

When a figurine is used in conjunction with the Wii U GamePad's NFC technology, it will allow the player to bring that Pokémon into the game: wind-up style! Each figure will cost Â¥200 Yen, which is approximately equal to $2 US Dollars. Additionally, each figure contains its own set of battle statistics, which can also be saved onto the Pokémon figurines. Basically, after dropping the Pokémon into the game via NFC, you'll also be able to upload its statistics back onto the figurine. Six standard (and one special) figurines will be available for purchase on the day of launch. Pokémon Scramble U will be released in the Wii U eShop in Japan on Wednesday, April 24th and will retail for Â¥1,800 Yen, which is approximately equal to $19 US Dollars.

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Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available for other regions!

Source: Serebii


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Comments: 12

How freakin' adorable is that figure? I mean come on! This is really cool. I am glad they are finally making use of NFC in a first party game. I am getting more and more excited about this game. I just hope that there is a lot more to do than button mash.
This is a really cool idea, and I hope it catches on in other games.  I know it won't revolutionize gaming, but it will add the perfect amount of novelty to games such as this one.
I'm just a little bit paranoid about how this could be handled, honestly. I like the idea, as I'm a big fan of Skylanders, but hopefully these figurines won't be absolutely neccessary to play or complete the game.

Still, more Pokemon Rumble is always good. I found the 3DS game a lot of fun. I never did play the WiiWare original properly, mainly because of my aversion to downloadable games. I'll fix that by the end of the month.
I played the original and thought it was fun...for a while. It soon became very repetitive and there was not much variation in levels. I did like the multiplayer aspect though.

View PostLuffyFoxtrot, on 13 March 2013 - 11:38 AM, said:

I'm just a little bit paranoid about how this could be handled, honestly. I like the idea, as I'm a big fan of Skylanders, but hopefully these figurines won't be absolutely necessary to play or complete the game.

They won't be required to play the game. The figures will be completely optional, but will give consumers a chance to enhance their gameplay experience. Options are great.
Since it is the first game to implement this i am actually pretty pumped, over all the price doesn't go up but 40$ i'm a grown man and i'm pretty excited.

View PostKevin, on 13 March 2013 - 02:59 PM, said:

They won't be required to play the game. The figures will be completely optional, but will give consumers a chance to enhance their gameplay experience. Options are great.

Welp, that clears up my only concern. Excellent :3
I do wonder how much the game will cost being download only. I imagine at least $19.99 plus the cost of optional figures. I want to see more environment images. I still feel that these games are lacking variety and enough to do to keep the player coming back for more.
Time to start looking for rare figures and sell them on ebay :comeon:

View PostSpareChnge, on 14 March 2013 - 01:44 PM, said:

Time to start looking for rare figures and sell them on ebay :comeon:

LOL. I can see that happening!
thats what I am going to do :goomba:
those toys are way too cute! pikachus head is HUGE