A spokesperson for Nintendo has confirmed that Super Smash Bros for Wii U will use the near-field communication (NFC) technology that powers games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity.
Nintendo Figurine Platform isn’t a direct competitor to Skylanders and Disney Infinity, apparently; the big N has other plans for its NFC-enabled figures.
Sony has released a new firmware update for all territories that lets the console communicate with the company’s RC-S380 NFC-powered reader device.
Pokemon Rumble U is ready to go all Skylanders on us. Reports suggest the upcoming Nintendo game will ship with a line of physical Pokemon figures that can be used in-game.
Nintendo has yet to employ the near-field communication tech within its Wii U console, but Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed that the company is putting its priorities into the tech, and is hopeful he can show off games that use the function soon.
Sony Japan has allegedly filed a patent application for near field communication tech that is rumoured to quash second hand game sales going into the next generation.