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Pokemon Rumble U trailer shows Wii U NFC in action

See how you'll bring Pikachu into the game

The first Pokemon Rumble U trailer shows how you'll use the Wii U NFC reader to bring your toy figures into the game.

Pokemon Rumble U is the first game to make use of the NFC reader on the Wii U GamePad and you can see Pikachu being transferred into the game in this trailer.

Pikachu is one of seven figures that will be available on launch day, all of which can be raised using coins obtained in the game. This will make them potentially stronger than the counterparts you capture in-game.

As for the game itself, Serebii reports that Pokemon fans in Japan will be able to buy download codes for the game from Pokemon Centres and download it from the Wii U eShop.

As with Super Pokemon Rumble, it's a game featuring toy Pokemon who battle each other but on Wii U, you'll be able to attack using the GamePad's touchscreen. You can also collect items as you progress, one of which can heal your character while another makes you big.

Each area features multiple levels and a boss battle.

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  1. mrmariomaster Friday 15th Mar 2013 at 12:20

    will you be able to get bpokemon without buying them? :D

  2. Waldy565 Friday 15th Mar 2013 at 13:50

    I've decided - only buying these figs if they're the right price - it would be a bonus if I could use with the game, but looking from the trailer, not a lot has changed which means one thing - the game's still gonna be too short!

  3. Argenthor Friday 15th Mar 2013 at 17:10

    I love how long Japanese adverts are!

  4. 5OUNDWAVE Friday 15th Mar 2013 at 17:12

    that look's insane ?

  5. KH81314 Friday 15th Mar 2013 at 17:20

    Gotta buy them all.

  6. torterratrainer Friday 15th Mar 2013 at 17:38

    This is good, just make it cheaper to get like £2 a character and £5 for larger pieces and this should in theory sell really well.
    all I would like is more depth to the game with more emphasis on type match ups.

  7. Samster296 Friday 15th Mar 2013 at 18:24

    It looks like a Pokémon version of Skylanders.
    I also wondered what that thing was in the bottom left of the Gamepad. Now I know it's for interactive figures... Right?

  8. koopa_kicker Friday 15th Mar 2013 at 19:36

    Glad to see one of my earlier predictions was correct, with that being the ability to raise the pokemon you buy with real money...otherwise it would be pointless if they became too weak later on.

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