Just in case anyone else missed it, like I did. Pokemon Rumble U takes collectible plastic figures via a near field comm chip to unlock pokemon in the game. Yeah, just like Skylanders and Disney Infinity. The 'portal' is built into the wiiU gamepad. That weird little picture on the bottom left of the gamepad. Yep, it reads pokemon figures. Crazy. How did I miss the launch day on this.
So is this the wave of the future or just some trend?
IGN and other sites have news stories about Nintendo unveiling collectible figures in June at E3. Figures for Mario, Link and tons of first party Nintendo characters. The plastic figures will work on the wiiU gamepad and a 3DS portal to unlock characters in upcoming games or fighting techniques for characters in super smash.
The Pokemon figures are out now for $3.99 in my area. The Rumble U game is only like $15 on the eshop. That doesn't sound bad but there are like 600+ Pokemon and it's a blind pack. That might be pushing my fandom for Pokemon. Has anyone played Pokemon Rumble U, is it any good? Anyone buying these figures? Anyone looking forward to tons of Nintendo interactive figures?