By Ishaan . April 15, 2013 . 3:50pm
The Pokémon Company have announced new details of Pokémon Rumble U, the toy battle game headed to the Nintendo eShop for Wii U next month.
We previously reported that Pokémon Rumble U will allow Japan residents to purchase Pokémon figurines at Pokémon Centers, and scan them into the game using the Wii U GamePad, upon which those Pokémon will become usable in-game. The first batch of figures included Pokémon like Pikachu, Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott. The second batch, announced last night, adds another six to the list.
Eeevee, Mewtwo, Croagunk, Zoroark, Litwick and Genesect comprise the second batch of figurines and will be available alongside batch 1 on launch day. Each will cost 1,200 yen.
Additionally, the Wii U’s NFC (near-field communication) feature that lets one scan figurines in is also being put to use for another feature. Japanese Wii U owners that have IC Cards—cards that are used for public transportation systems—will be able to scan their cards using the Wii U GamePad. This will allow you to avail an emergency Pokémon to help you out for a bit, following which it will disappear.
Pokémon Rumble U is scheduled for release on May 25th in Japan.