With the huge success Activision has seen with their toyetic video game series, "Skylanders", it’s hardly surprising to see other companies base their games around the sales of physical add-ons. Disney is doing just that with their ambitious "Disney Infinity" platform scheduled for all major consoles and it appeared Ubisoft would do the same for "Rayman Legends" by its initial trailer, before the idea was apparently dropped. Now there’s a new challenger aimed at taking Skylander’s crown in toys and games sales and it’s from a series that originally coined the term “Gotta catch ‘em all”.
According to Japan's CoroCoro magazine via Serebii, the upcoming "Pokémon Rumble U" for the Wii U will make use of the system’s near field communication, or “NFC”. Pokémon figurines for the third Rumble game in the series will be sold at Japanese Pokémon Centers for 200 yen each. Players who purchase these Pokémon toys will be able to train the Pocket Monsters and store their battle information on them as well. "Pokémon Rumble U" will arrive on the Japanese Nintendo eShop on April 24th for 1,200 yen.