Aug 7th, 2013

[Update: During the Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata confirmed that 18 miniature figures will be available at GameStop once the game is available for download. These figures are not necessary to play the game, but do have enhanced stats.]

We’ve known about Pokemon Rumble U for some time, but we’re finally starting to get our first glances at how the game plays rather than just screenshots released from Japan. The above trailer shows off fast-paced battles and what you can expect from the game, including the fact that all 649 Pokemon are included.

If you’re interested in more information, you can check out the English website for Pokemon Rumble U. The game will be released on the Nintendo eShop on August 15th in Europe and August 29th in North America. No word on when we’ll be seeing those cute NFC figures.

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  • Madmagican

    nice to see the nfc chip getting some use

  • SonicLucario

    This is pretty interesting actually, Im probably gonna be a sucker and buy a decent amount of the figures anyway 😛

  • therealruben1

    I just hope the figures are gonna be like 3 bucks

  • Gotallofthem

    Can someone please tell me WTH, every time I seem to see a game release, UK seems to get it first? Since when did the UK become a bigger market then the NA?

    • Elem187

      the sales of Wii U is strugglign mightily in the EU/UK… so it looks as if Nintendo is trying to jump start sales in that region by giving them priority.
      Shrug, the sales in the US are bad, but it is the region that the Wii U is most successsful out of the three.

    • Andreas Sunde

      What I’m wondering is why people say UK when they mean EU.

  • Brandon Gardner

    A real RPG pokemon game would be great for the Wii U….

    • Merrfn

      I don’t have a 3DS but I love the pokémon franchise. This game isn’t what I wanted to be honest. Guess I will just have to continue my pokémon yellow journey.

  • Brian

    it has NFC, finally…

  • Truthteller

    See, this is why people would want spend hundreds of dollars on a system!

  • Justin Lee

    I only see arena on every screenshot/clip of the game.

  • Adrian

    If I was absolutely in love with Pokemon red, blue, yellow, and gold..and I KIND of liked pokemon stadium…would I like this game?

  • shoeses47

    I don’t see why Nintendo couldn’t wait to make this game AFTER X & Y were released and include the new Pokémon in Gen 6, especially since we already have a Pokemon Rumble for Black & White.

  • 00EpicGamer00

    Ugh…am I them only one that doesn’t care for Pokemon Rumble? I guess I’d like it better if the Pokemon weren’t toys. And the Pokemon were actual Pokemon…Not toys. But, I mean, game freak had the biggest opportunity to make another Pokemon game like, Colosseum and XD. But they decided to make another…Pokemon Rumble? What the heck game freak!

    Ugh, I just really hope game freak makes some sort of open-world Pokemon RPG thing. But you control Pokemon instead. Basically something like Pokepark, Pokemon Rumble, and the traditional Pokemon games mixed together.

  • Marcel Kleine

    what will the price be like, 10 euro’s? since you can buy those additional figures, the price shouldnt be that high right?

  • Tecpedz94

    Ugh -_- more rumble thats all we needed. They should go ahead and make a adventure RPG like xd gale of darkness but like different with a cool whole new story line…..

  • I’ve been waiting on this for awhile.

  • Arthur Jarret

    Wow… everything is released in europe sooner nowadays…