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[Update] A trailer for the physical toy-based Pokémon game has appeared on the developers' Japanese YouTube page.
Disney thinks it can capture the magic of Skylanders and now Nintendo does too. The upcoming game Pokémon Scramble U reportedly works like Skylanders in that fans will be able to take real life toys and bring them into a game world.
According to Serebii, a new line of Pokémon toys will launch on April 24, which is when Pokémon Rumble U hits store shelves. These toys use a Near Field Communication technology, similar to Skylanders, which will allow players to bring their toys into the game.
The downloadable Wii U title is called Pokémon Scramble U in Japan, and will cost ¥1800 (around $19), while the individual figures cost ¥200 each (around $2). So far the game hasn't been announced for release outside of Japan, but we'll keep you posted.
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Wow those are surprisingly good prices
With prices like those, it could be better than Skylanders.
Those prices are so much better than Infinity of Skylanders-I was already going to get this, but now I'm more excited. :D
Ok,...now enough is enough.
And so it begins.
Thats smart. Skylanders had a good idea and it took nintendo long enough to jump on the bandwagon for the obvious candidate. Even though its basically copying skylanders its still smart
I'll pass on this one.
That's pretty awesome actually! It makes perfect sense though doesn't it?
I think that's a good idea. I love Pokemon, so I wouldn't actually mind having little toys like that.
I would totally buy that...
About time. The entire concept is essentially what Pokemon merchandising is about.
Nintendo will instantly break even with the Wii U.
The difference is, the Pokemon one might actually be okay.
I'm surprised Nintendo/GF didn't think of it first. I'd probably buy pokemon just to have pokemon, regardless of how exploitative I think the idea is...