Super Smash Bros. on Wii U will use the console’s near-field communication (NFC) capability for an as-yet unknown purpose, Nintendo has confirmed.

Earlier this month the company said it planned to use NFC in several upcoming titles, but didn’t mention which at the time.

Now Nintendo France’s Stephan Bole has confirmed in an interview with French publication Le Figaro that Super Smash Bros. on Wii U would be one such title.

"E3 will be an opportunity to show the use of NFC technology on Nintendo consoles. NFC will be used in the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros," said Bole.

NFC technology is used in games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity to represent real-world figurines as characters in games, and has proved a big money-spinner for both Activision and Disney respectively.

Super Smash Bros. is expected to hit 3DS in the third quarter of this year and Wii U in the fourth.