It’s taken far too long but Minecraft is finally coming to the Wii U.
Although news of the game’s Nintendo debut was leaked a few weeks ago it was only officially confirmed today.
Quite why the game didn’t get a slot in last month’s Nintendo Direct is anyone’s guess. Nonetheless, the biggest game in the world will get a Wii U Edition on 17th December.
Minecraft and the Wii U have always looked like a good fit. The gamepad is the perfect input device and the inclusion of off-screen play is a obvious added benefit too.
So – with the grumbling over – let’s hope the implementation is sound and be thankful that Microsoft’s ownership of Mojang didn’t prevent the game’s arrival altogether.
In fact, today’s press release teased future Nintendo-specific content for the game, so expect Mario skins and a Steve Amiibo in the not too distant future.
In the meantime, the Wii U edition of the game will come bundled with the following add-on content packs:
- Battle & Beasts Skin Pack
- Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack
- Natural Texture Pack
- City Texture Pack
- Fantasy Texture Pack
- Festive Mash-up Pack
16 additional add-on packs will be available for purchase on the Nintendo eShop at launch:
- Festive Skin Pack
- The Simpsons Skin Pack
- Doctor Who Skins Volume 1
- Doctor Who Skins Volume 2
- Star Wars Classic Skin Pack
- Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack
- Star Wars Prequel Skin Pack
- Mass Effect Mash-up Pack
- Skyrim Mash-up Pack
- Plastic Texture Pack
- Candy Texture Pack
- Cartoon Texture Pack
- Steampunk Texture Pack
- Pattern Texture Pack
- Greek Mythology Mash-up Pack
- Halloween 2015 Mash-up Pack
Minecraft: Wii U Edition will come to the Nintendo eShop on 17th December 2016.
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