Nintendo's spin on Near Field Communication is NFP -- the Nintendo Figurine Platform, which lets models of Mario and co interact with your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Much like the collectible toys for the "Skylanders" and "Disney Infinity" hybrids, the Nintendo-themed figurines will contain game-related data.
After the disappointment that was Assassin s Creed 3, many gamers were beginning to see the fault lines in the long-running franchise. The story had become almost impenetrably convoluted and the mission structure started feeling stale, but against all odds Ubisoft pulled a complete reversal with Assassin s Creed 4: Black Flag, which quickly became one of the most well-received entries in the history of the series. There has not been any major news concerning the follow-up to the latest, swashbuckling Assassin s Creed, but Ubisoft finally hinted at an upcoming announcement in its earnings call on Monday.