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Report: Smash Bros. for Wii U will make use of the NFP

An interview with a Nintendo France representative published in Lefigaro — and spotted by NeoGAF — suggests that Smash Bros. for Wii U will make use of Nintendo’s recently announced NFP tech.

The representative didn’t offer any information as to how the game would make use of the figurines, but did say that E3 would be an appropriate time to show off the technology being used with Smash Bros.. The representative’s full statement reads, “La Wii U avait souffert l’an passé d’un manque de jeux, avec des sorties très espacées. Le début d’année 2014 a lui aussi été calme, qu’en sera-t-il après la sortie de Mario Kart 8?

“Beaucoup de sorties de jeux seront officialisés lors du salon de l’E3, mais vous savez déjà que nous allons sortir le jeu d’action Bayonnetta 2. D’ici à la fin de l’année, il y aura également le nouveau Skylanders, le nouveau Disney Infinity, Sonic Boom, Watch Dogs ou Zelda Hyrule Warriors. Et du côté des sorties de jeux produits par Nintendo, il y aura évidemment le jeu de combat Super Smash Bros. L’E3 sera aussi l’occasion de montrer l’utilisation de la technologie NFC [technologie utilisée dans Skylanders et Disney Infinity, permettant d’utiliser des objets réels – ici, des figurines – dans des jeux vidéo] dans les consoles Nintendo. Le NFC sera utilisé dans la version Wii U de Super Smash Bros.”

The translation provided by NeoGAF — via Google Chrome — reads, “Wii U had suffered the past a lack of games a year, with widely spaced outlets. The beginning of the year 2014 was also quiet, what will happen after the release of Mario Kart 8? Many games release will be formalized at the show at E3, but you already know that we out action game Bayonnetta 2. By the end of the year, there will also be the new Skylanders, the new Disney Infinity, Sonic Boom, Watch Dogs or Zelda Hyrule Warriors. And on the output side of games produced by Nintendo, there will obviously be the fighting game Super Smash Bros.. E3 is also an opportunity to show the use of NFC technology [used in Skylanders and Disney Infinity, allowing the use of real objects – here, figurines – in video games] in Nintendo consoles . The NFC will be used in the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.

We’ll know more come E3.

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