The 'toys to life' video game category is about to get a lot more interesting, with the announcement that Pokémon figures will enter the fray.
Now Nintendo is the latest company set to produce figures that can connect to a video game and be played with digitally on-screen.
The difference here is that the figures will cost nearer £2 each, rather than £10 or so.
Six figures and one special character have been announced so far, including the iconic Pokémon Pikachu.
Japanese magazine CoroCoro (as translated by Serebii) also stated that the Rumble U video game will be available to download using the Japanese eShop on April 24th.
The game is said to cost £12.60 (1,800 Yen), while toys will be priced at around £1.40 (200 Yen) each.
Japanese consumers will be able to buy the toys from capsule toy vending machines in Pokémon stores.
The figures use Near Field Communication technology (NFC), like Skylanders.
There's currently no word on a UK release.
You can check out a video of the game and toys here:
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