(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Nintendo’s upcoming smash hit, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, could support near field communication technology, CVG reports.
“E3 will be an opportunity to show the use of NFC technology on Nintendo consoles. NFC will be used in the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.,” said Nintendo France’s managing director, Stephan Bole, in an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro.
NFC will enable players to exchange data wirelessly between two devices that are close together, such as figurines used for in-game trainings and upgrading.
Earlier this month Nintendo revealed the Nintendo Figurine Platform for Wii U and 3DS, which would tie into the technology Bole mentioned in the interview.
A Nintendo UK spokesperson released the following statement regarding the NFC support: “On 8th May 2014, Mr Iwata announced the decision for Nintendo to release character figurines with built-in NFC functionality that are compatible with video games starting from this year-end sales season. There has, however, not been any specific announcements regarding which software titles for Nintendo platforms will use this functionality. We have no other announcements to make at this time.”
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is set to be released sometime this winter.