Near Field Communication will feature in an upcoming Wii U product announcement from Nintendo.
That's according to none other than Nintendo design boss Shigeru Miyamoto, who told Polygon that the tech has not been forgotten despite third party products – such as Activision's Skylanders and Disney's upcoming Infinity – choosing to ignore it with their launch games.
"With NFC, that's a feature that everyone that owns a Wii U can take advantage of," Miyamoto stated.
"So that's what we're putting our priorities right now. We're hoping that in the near future we'll be able to show you something that will take advantage of the NFC on Wii U and people will be able to enjoy that."
Miyamoto also confirmed that Nintendo is currently developing titles that will allow two users to play simultaneously on different GamePads streaming from the same machine.
"With regards to the two GamePads functionality, from a gaming system standpoint we are developing games that will have that capability," Miyamoto added.
"In the future, perhaps when we get closer to something that, an environment where everybody or a large majority of people would have two GamePads, that might be a time where we look at how we can leverage a system of that nature."