Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Might Be the First Game to Use NFC Figurines

Could we see the new figure platform in action by the end of this year?

By Kyle England. Posted 05/23/2014 08:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

Nintendo NFC figurine games might be coming sooner than we thought. Nintendo of France managing director Stephan Bole may have leaked some info that he should not have, as he reportedly told a French outlet that “On the output side of games produced by Nintendo, there will obviously be the fighting game Super Smash Bros. E3 is also an opportunity to show the use of NFC technology in Nintendo consoles. The NFC will be used in the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.” Although it’s not confirmed officially, if this is true, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U would be among the first games to use the new Nintendo NFC figurines announced earlier this month.

The figures, announced earlier in May by Nintendo, will be similar to the NFC toys we know from the Skylanders series and Disney Infinity. However, Nintendo is planning to make its figures a platform unto themselves, as they will work between many different Nintendo titles. This is a natural fit for Super Smash Bros., which often presents the fighters as being toys or trophies brought to life.

Of course, as soon as this news came out, Nintendo of UK issued a statement saying, “There has, however, not been any specific announcements regarding which software titles for Nintendo platforms will use this functionality. We have no other announcements to make at this time.” So, for the time being, this remains a rumor from a lone director.

Source: Computer and Video Games

One Response to “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Might Be the First Game to Use NFC Figurines”

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    penduin says...

    Figurines in conjunction with these newfangled software updates and DLC could make things interesting…

    Say I have Smash Bros and a Samus figurine. You know, just on the odd chance that I absolutely will buy those things for sure. The figurine winds up holding stats or whatnot from Smash. Next year, Retro releases Metroid Dread U. My same figurine now unlocks that game’s bonus copy of Metroid 2, and when I return to Smash, I can use Samus’s shiny new Dread armor. (Clearly I’m making up details on the spot, but you get the idea.)

    Post-release, additional character models or tweaked moves weren’t ever done in Smash Bros before, but the Wii U game could absolutely include such things. Naturally, all that could be accomplished with no figurine involvement, but why not add a little extra flair (and a bit more profit for Nintendo) to the mix?

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