Earlier this year, Nintendo received the download-only game Pokémon Rumble U on the Nintendo Wii U console. The third game in the Pokémon Rumble series, this title became the first game to use the Wii U’s NFC reader, allowing the game to interact with figures that could be purchased in stores. Today, Nintendo have announced their intention to release the game on the Nintendo eShop on 15th August.
While the official press release makes no mention of any intention to release the NFC figures alongside the game, Nintendo have told MCV that the company is exploring options to release a small number of figures. A North American release has yet to be confirmed.