LONDON, UK—August 15 th, 2013— Nintendo UK, GAME, and The Pokémon Company International today announced the digital launch of Pokémon Rumble U: a fun-packed action game with intuitive controls and wild battles, available on the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Real-world figures based on the Toy Pokémon featured in the game will also launch exclusively at GAME today.
For the first time on the Wii U, Pokémon Rumble U NFC (Near-Field Communication) Figures based on Toy Pokémon will be available to link up with Pokémon Rumble U via the Wii U GamePad. The Pokémon that show up in Pokémon Rumble U when you scan a Pokémon Rumble U NFC Figure using the GamePad can grow stronger by using Coins that you receive in-game. Players can change moves or add a Special Trait to their Pokémon Rumble U NFC Figure so it can become one of their most dependable allies in the game. The in-game data can even be saved in the Pokémon Rumble U NFC Figure so you can take your customised character wherever you go.
Pokémon Rumble U NFC Figures—including Pikachu, Mewtwo, Victini, Darkrai, Deoxys (Normal Forme), Eevee, and Lucario—will be available in specially created dispensers exclusively at GAME. A Special Edition pack will also be on sale at GAME and will contain a Pokémon Rumble U NFC Figure, plus an exclusive, limited edition Black Kyurem or White Kyurem Pokémon Rumble U NFC Figure, a double-sided poster, and a download code for the game, redeemable on the Nintendo eShop.
It will also be possible to purchase a stand-alone download code at GAME for the Pokémon Rumble U game, which can be redeemed on the Nintendo eShop.
Pokémon Rumble U is the tale of a great adventure featuring all 649 Pokémon revealed through Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2. With hundreds of moves to master, Pokémon Rumble U will provide hours of entertainment for new and existing Pokémon fans alike.
Up to four players can enjoy multiplayer battles featuring cooperative play to defeat the strongest enemies with teamwork, or friendly competitions to see who can defeat and befriend the most Pokémon at one time.
Fans should also look out for special Passwords that will enable them to unlock other Toy Pokémon in their game: visit Pokemon.co.uk/RumbleU, Like the official Pokémon Facebook page at Facebook.com/Pokemon, and follow Pokémon on Twitter @Pokemon to receive the latest Pokémon news.
Look out for Passwords to unlock even more Toy Pokémon in Pokémon Rumble U !
To celebrate today’s launch of Pokémon Rumble U on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U, and of the Pokémon Rumble U NFC Figures based on the Toy Pokémon at GAME, the first Password can be found right here:
All Passwords, including this one, can be easily redeemed in-game by following the on-screen instructions.
Nintendo, GAME, and The Pokémon Company International are planning more promotions using more special Passwords. Look out for details in the media or on their websites:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 655 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.
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