More Reviews
REVIEWS Life Is Strange: Episode 1 - Chy Review
Oh no, it's a sensitive adventure game featuring a teenage female protagonist. Will everyone freak out?!

Grim Fandango Remastered Review
This little light of mine. I'm gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!
More Previews
PREVIEWS The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Ma Preview
I wish I could claim some mastery over this topsy-turvy classic starring elf boy who saves princess. Predictable, right?
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES RUGBY 15
Release date: 02/01/15

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round
Release date: 02/17/15

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE
Release date: 02/24/15


LATEST FEATURES Developer Spotlight: Dontnod Entertainment
The developer for Remember Me is quietly becoming a force on the indie scene.

PlayStation Downloads January & February 2015 - Monopoly, January's Free PS+ Games
Have you been playing online with your PlayStation devices? Make sure to get these free games for the month of January in our weekly update feature.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES PlayStation Downloads January & February 2015 - Monopoly, January's Free PS+ Games
Have you been playing online with your PlayStation devices? Make sure to get these free games for the month of January in our weekly update feature.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
Finally Broke My Crowdfunding Rule
By oblivion437
Posted on 01/12/15
I've had a long-standing rule to avoid getting involved in any sort of crowdfunded activities.  I didn't donate to Shadowrun or Wasteland, but I did buy and enjoy both of them (I'm plugging both of those games right now, just so you know they're good).  I haven't...

GAMING NEWS

Nintendo Unveils NFC Figurine for Wii U, 3DS

Posted on Thursday, May 8 @ 04:23:07 Eastern 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, the company is creating a device that adds NFC functionality to its current line of 3DS handhelds. 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, Satoru Iwata 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 E3 about this new initiative, which has been codenamed NFP 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 of Disney Infinity and Skylanders?
Tags:   Nintendo, Wii U, 3DS, NFC
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus