Nintendo Is Bringing Real Toys To Its Video Games

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While it's dabbled with the technology already in Pokemon Rumble U, Nintendo is about to get serious with the Wii U's NFC (Near-Field-Communication) capabilities.

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At an investor Q&A today in Japan, the company spoke briefly about its plans for NFP, or Nintendo Figure Platform. Think Skylanders, or Disney Infinity, only with Nintendo characters.

While a full reveal is planned for E3, Nintendo did show off an image of what a Mario figure could look like, as well as saying that games and figures wouldn't just run on a Wii U, but on a 3DS as well via a wireless adapter.

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lukeplunkett
Luke Plunkett

If they stick to core Nintendo figures, this will be a huge waste of time. A lot of the folks who will be into this will already have a Wii U, and/or have exhausted this kind of thing with Skylanders and Disney Infinity.

If they can make it like Smash Bros., though, and bring in characters from everywhere, then that's different. Mario and Luigi is one thing. Snake and Mega Man would be something else.