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NFC Confirmed for Smash Bros. Wii U [Update]

Posted on Monday, May 26 @ 10:39:00 PST by Alex_Osborn

[Update] A spokesperson from Nintendo UK provided a statement to CVG in response to recent reports that the company's NFC platform will somehow be integrated into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

According to the rep, the company has not officially announced any specific titles that will support Nintendo's figurine platform. 

On 8th May 2014, Mr Iwata announced the decision for Nintendo to release character figurines with built-in NFC functionality that are compatible with video games starting from this year-end sales season. There has, however, not been any specific announcements regarding which software titles for Nintendo platforms will use this functionality. We have no other announcements to make at this time.

While this may seemingly call into question whether or not Sakurai's upcoming fighter will feature figurine support, there's a good chance Nintendo is just covering its tracks after its division in France let the cat out of the bag a bit early. Either way, we'll know soon enough, as E3 is right around the corner.

[Original] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will feature NFC support, according to an interview with Nintendo France.

A translation of the interview, courtesy of NeoGAF, confirms that Nintendo's upcoming brawler will support its new figurine platform, which we'll learn more about in just a few weeks at E3. Check out the rough translation below for more details.

Wii U had suffered the past a lack of games a year, with widely spaced outlets. The beginning of the year 2014 was also quiet, what will happen after the release of Mario Kart 8? Many games release will be formalized at the show at E3, but you already know that we out action game Bayonnetta 2. By the end of the year, there will also be the new Skylanders, the new Disney Infinity, Sonic Boom, Watch Dogs or Zelda Hyrule Warriors.

And on the output side of games produced by Nintendo, there will obviously be the fighting game Super Smash Bros.. E3 is also an opportunity to show the use of NFC technology [used in Skylanders and Disney Infinity, allowing the use of real objects - here, figurines - in video games] in Nintendo consoles . The NFC will be used in the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.

Expect to hear lots more about Nintendo's NFC plans as well as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U very soon, as E3 2014 is nearly upon us.
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