Pokemon is the first Nintendo franchise top support NFC on the Wii U. Yes, Pokemon Rumble U will feature NFC, meaning players will be able to buy collectible Pokemon figures from the shops and transfer them into the game using the Wii U GamePad's NFC reader.
Pokemon Rumble U has yet to be confirmed for release in the UK but it will launch in Japan on 24 April. On the same day, fans will be able to buy figures in Pokemon Centers for 200 Yen (around £1.40) and transfer them into the game. The game itself will cost 1,800 Yen (around £12.50) to download from the Wii U eShop.
There are 649 Pokemon in the game but just 6 standard figures and 1 Special Figure will go on sale on launch day. Pikachu is the only toy to have been confirmed so far. You can train these figures and record your battle information on them.
CoroCoro magazine also lifted the lid on the story - toy Pokemon are lost after they fell in a river and you have to help them return to the toy shop. Along the way you'll have to battle various bosses, including Chandelure.
What do you think about Pokemon NFC on Wii U? Are you happy that Pokemon Rumble U is the first Wii U game to utilise NFC?
[ Source: Serebii ]