Wii U

Pokémon Rumble U Launches In North America This August


Pokémon Rumble U, the action game that has you fighting toy-like versions of the various Pokémon creatures, is coming to North America this August.


Fighting and defeating Pokémon in Pokémon Rumble U will allow you to befriend and use those Pokémon. Along the way you’ll encounter large bosses, and Pokémon Rumble U allows you to play the game cooperatively with up to four players supported in multiplayer.


Like in Japan, Pokémon Rumble U will be released alongside a series of physical Pokémon figurines that can be recognized by the Wii U GamePad to unlock those Pokémon within the game itself. There will be 18 of these figurines, and they’ll be available exclusively at participating GameStop stores.



Since figurines are capable of saving in-game data, you’ll be able to carry them around with you. Among the 18 figurines will be Pikachu, Victini, Deoxys (Normal Forme), Eevee, and Genesect.


Each figurine will cost $3.99. Meanwhile, the game itself will cost $17.99 and will be available via the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. Both Pokémon Rumble U and the figurines will launch on August 29th.



Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.