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Nintendo to offer NFC figures in the US

Pokemon Rumble U NFC figurines. Image: amazon.co.jp

Pokémon Rumble U, the Wii U game that uses NFC figures, will arrive in North America for US$17.99 on 29 August 2013.

Sold exclusively at participating GameStop retail stores, a range of $3.99 NFC figures link with the game via the Nintendo Wii U GamePad to give players extra in-game characters. Game data can also be saved to a figure, enabling players to take their game on the move.

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