If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U may interact with Skylanders-like figures

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.

super_smash_bros_wii_u

In an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro (as translated by NeoGAF), the managing director of Nintendo France, Stephan Bole, confirmed the tech would be used in some capacity in Smash Bros, and that Nintendo will reveal something about it at E3 in a few weeks.

The news is exciting, but not entirely unsurprising: at an investor briefing earlier this month, Nintendo announced it was releasing the Nintendo Figurine Platform, a line of figures that would interact with games via NFC.

The first games and figures compatible with the platform will apparently be out by the end of this year. Super Smash Bros, with its large roster of characters and release window set for around that same time, is a perfect contender for NFC capability.

Thanks, Polygon.

Support VG247

You give us money, we give you an ad-free reading experience, merch discounts, a newsletter every month, and elite status amongst your friends.

See more information

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 Merch