Pokemon Rumble U European release date set [Update: U.S. release date confirmed]
posted on 07.17.13 at 08:28 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Wii U's debut Pokemon game arrives on August 15.

Pokemon Rumble U, the first Pokemon game on Wii U, is coming to Europe on August 15 via the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo has announced.

After a mishap in the Toy Pokemon Shop, a few Pokemon capsules are swept down a river and washed up on a strange riverbank. The Toy Pokemon must find their way back to the shop, but along the way discover all is not right. Toy Pokemon are fighting each other, and enemy Pokemon are plotting.

The game features all 649 Pokemon discovered as far as Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, and “hundreds” of moves. Players can play solo or with friends and venture through locations like Sparkly Playland, Mysterious Forest, and Blue Sky Park. Or, up to four players can go head-on in multiplayer.

Pokemon Rumble U first launched in Japan on April 24. A North American release has not yet been announced.

Update: Nintendo of America has confirmed an August 29 release date for North America. The Near Field Communication (NFC) Pokemon figures, which are optional for gameplay, will be sold exclusively at participating GameStop stores starting the same day. Each will be sold separately and packed in a concealed capsule. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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  • Calvin Chikelue

    …Huh…No US date yet…

  • artemisthemp

    So basically Skylanders, but cheaper as the game is only $14.99 and figure each cost $3.99, which means $72 for a complete set.

  • MasterSensei

    I’m hoping for Nintendo to release either a Pokemon Colosseum/Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness HD or a brand new 3D pokemon game for the Wii U…

    That’s the type of news I would love to hear.

    • Gilgamesh2025

      ESPECIALLY if they release a brand new 3D Pokémon game for the Wii U! :D

  • HeatPhoenix

    is EU getting the figures too?

  • Elvick

    “100s of moves” So probably 20 actual moves, just recolored a couple times each.

    Wonder if there is actual leveling in this one. The need to replace your Pokemon toys for better ones and having no other option is really what ruined Rumble for me.