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Alongside confirmation of a European release earlier today, Nintendo have confirmed a North American date for Pokémon Rumble U.

It’ll see release for Wii U through the Nintendo eShop on August 29th, and, unlike their earlier announcement, will see optional Pokémon Rumble U NFC figure sets launch alongside the game at participating GameStop stores.

These use the Wii U GamePad’s Near Field Connection (NFC) capability to communicate with the system, in a method similar to that seen within Activision’s globally popular Skylanders series.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.