We’ve known about Pokemon Rumble U for some time now, as the game will be released this month in Japan. Today the first figures have been revealed, including Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Torchic, Piplup, Lucario and Victini. An additional special figurine has yet to be confirmed for the release of the game.
Similar to Skylanders and its portal of power, these Pokemon figurines interact with the NFC chip inside the Wii U GamePad, allowing you to play with these figurines inside the game. The figurines themselves only cost 200 yen, which is around $2 USD. That’s not bad, considering Skylanders figurines retail for $9.99 for the small figures and $14.99 for the giants.
Additionally, Nintendo is releasing a carrying case for the figures for 780 yen, much like Activision did with Skylanders. It’s nice to see Nintendo embracing new ways to play and that Lucario is absolutely adorable. Will you be picking this up if it makes its way to the United States?