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Author: Germ (Mod)
Posted: May 12, 2014 (10:34 AM)
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During Nintendo's May 8th Financial Results Briefing, they announced the Nintendo Figurine Platform. This project will use the Wii U's built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) to allow plastic figurines of Nintendo characters to work with games for the platform. Nintendo also promised the figurines would work with the 3DS.

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/140508/04.html

It seems that this is Nintendo's answer to Skylanders and Disney Infinity. Personally, I think it is a great idea for Nintendo. What does everyone else think?


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Author: jerec
Posted: May 12, 2014 (05:09 PM)
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The technology is there, they might as well use it. And Nintendo figurines interest me way more than Skylanders.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: May 13, 2014 (12:55 AM)
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Not exactly my thing, but it sounds like something that could possibly work with the Nintendo base. I mean, given the success of games like Pokemon where you catch 'em all and how people absolutely flip out every time a new Smash Bros. character is introduced, I can see this working.


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Author: Germ (Mod)
Posted: May 13, 2014 (08:24 AM)
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As soon as Skylanders came out, I immediately thought of Pokemon. It probably would not be practical to make a large portion of the Pokemon that exist into figurines, but maybe they would have certain ones that could only be attained through purchasing a figure? Then again, I think that would certainly lead to backlash.

Still, there has to be a good Pokemon implementation somewhere, and even if there is not, the ability to move other figures between games and platforms is pretty exciting.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: May 13, 2014 (08:32 PM)
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I wouldn't put it past them to make one an exclusive Nintendo Club reward.


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