More Reviews
REVIEWS Metroid Prime: Federation Force Review
Federation Force? More like Federation FORCED, amirite? (Also, my hands hurt.)

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV Review
First the King lost the throne, and now he's bent on taking it back.
More Previews
PREVIEWS PES 2017 Preview
With the exclusive partnership with FC Barcelona and its Camp Nou Stadium, Konami hopes that this trend of licensing is just the beginning for PES.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oneshotstop
Welcome Back to the West
By oneshotstop
Posted on 08/01/16
The only thing that stops the dust is the rain. It’s a sweet reprieve, but there is no middle ground. The land is either as dry as the Betty Ford clinic, or as wet as the ocean floor. Everything can be seen from the ridge overlooking Armadillo as John Marston gently bounces along atop...

GAMING NEWS

Nintendo Unveils NFC Figurine for Wii U, 3DS

Posted on Thursday, May 8 @ 04:23:07 PST by Alex_Osborn
During an investor's meeting, Nintendo provided a sneak peak at its upcoming plans to take advantage of Wii U's NFC capabilities by showcasing a Mario figurine.

Check him out, in all of his plastic glory, below.

The figurines will work across multiple games as well as both Wii U and 3DS. To achieve this, thecompany is creating a device that adds NFC functionality to its current line of 3DShandhelds. This add-on is expected to launch during the first half of 2015.

"In other words, the figurines, which consumers buy and collect, are going to work with multiple software titles to be released in the future,and we are aiming to develop more software titles compatible with the figurines," Nintendo president, SatoruIwata explained.

"Nintendo has a lot of well-known character IP that has originated in video games, and we have been regularly releasing titles from game franchises that make use of this character IP. This is why I believe a brand-new type of platform will be born when the character IP becomes compatible with NFP."

Iwata plans to reveal more at E3about this new initiative, which has beencodenamedNFP for "Nintendo Figurine Platform" and"NFC Featured Platform."

What do you think of the Big N's plans? Will it be able to compete with the likes ofDisney InfinityandSkylanders?
Tags:   Nintendo, Wii U, 3DS, NFC
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution