Nintendo Figurine Platform
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 headlines
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.
Nintendo said it wasn’t showing new hardware at E3 2014, but it’s actually bringing a new NFC reader for 3DS, as part of a suite of cross-compatible 3DS and Wii U games.