Skylanders-like ‘Pokemon Rumble U’ Release Date Announced

Nintendo has announced that Pokemon Rumble U will be available from the Wii U eShop in North America on August 29th for $17.99 and Europe on August 15th

Rumble U allows players to buy various Pokemon from stores such as GameStop and use them in game via the Wii U’s NFC. A total of 18 figurines will be available at launch for $3.99 each. The catch is they come in “concealed capsules,” likely meaning that they will be randomized in Gashapon fashion.
The figurines are option, but they will also be able to store your game save data on them similar to Skylanders. Then you can take them over to your friends house and play together in a four-player coop game.