One of the unique features of the Wii U version of Pokemon Rumble is the use of the Near Field Communication (NFC) figures that are sold separately. By purchasing them at your participating Gamestop store when it launches next month, you can put the Pokemon figures on top of the Game Pad to summon them in the game. One of the benefits of using a figure when playing the game is that they can grow stronger by using the Coins you will be getting on the game. Players can change moves, or add a Special Trait to their NFC figure to make them even more competent in battle.
In addition to the NFC feature being implemented in Pokemon Rumble U, fans can also look forward into seeing all 649 Pokemon through Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2. For those who have played the 3DS version of the game that came out a year ago, the Wii U version should somewhat be familiar.
– In Pokémon Rumble U, the more Pokémon you defeat, the more Pokémon you can befriend. Different types of Pokémon have different strengths and weaknesses, so players will have to think of which Pokémon would be best in battle.
– Other surprises and pickups will crop up along the way—which will help strengthen the team, restore health, or cause damage to the opponents. Pikachu and friends will encounter giant Bosses, and players can even use the Wii U GamePad controller to set off Touch Blasts when faced with many Pokémon in battle at once!
– Up to four players can enjoy multiplayer battles featuring cooperative play to defeat the strongest enemies with team work or friendly competitions to see who can defeat and befriend the most Pokémon at one time. One controller needed per player.
Pokemon Rumble U will be available exclusively on the Nintendo eShop for $17.99 this August 29th. As always, check out our review near the release date of the game. For now, check out the images of the Pokemon figures that will be available next month.