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Minecraft for Wii U Officially Announced, Coming December 17

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For years, many have wanted Minecraft to arrive on Nintendo platforms, and today, that wish was granted. Many people like myself have wanted Minecraft, and now it is officially headed to Wii U next week! The popular building block game already on most platforms such as PS4, Xbox One, PC, smart phones, and many other consoles will now be on a Nintendo platform for the first time. Keep reading after the break for more information on Minecraft: Wii U Edition!

The game will be released on the Nintendo eShop next Thursday, December 17 for a cost of $30, but while that may seem like a hefty price, what is included in the purchase helps it. The game will feature off TV-play, a feature in many Wii U games allowing you to continue playing the game on the Wii U Gamepad rather than playing it on your television screen. Also included in the purchase are multiple skin packs and textures like a Battle & Beasts Skin Pack, a Natural Texture Pack, and a City Texture Pack. Nintendo and Mojang will also be cooperating together to create more content for the game, "to be released at a future date." There will also be 16 add-on packs available at launch, including Star Wars Packs, a Simpsons Pack, and a Skyrim Mash-up Pack. So what do you say, are you excited for Minecraft: Wii U Edition? You can buy it next Thursday, December 17 for $30, or just wait until Christmas to get it! You can also take a look at the full press release below.


REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mojang’s video game phenomenon Minecraft launches worldwide on Nintendo’sWii U home console on Dec. 17. Minecraft: Wii U Edition comes with multiple add-on content packs, and will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in North America for $29.99. Nintendo and Mojang are also collaborating on new content for Nintendo fans to be released at a future date. More details about this content will be released at a later time.

The game will feature off-TV play, so players can keep their games going on the screen of the Wii U GamePad controller if another family member wants to watch something else on TV. The game also comes with some of the most popular current Minecraft 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

“With so many included add-on content packs, Minecraft: Wii U Edition brings an exciting collection of Minecraft content and experiences to Nintendo fans,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “Wii U players will have plenty of reasons to keep coming back to this iconic gaming experience.”

In addition to the content that comes with the game, players will also be able to expand their experience with 16 additional add-on packs available for purchase within the Nintendo eShop at launch:

        1.     Festive Skin Pack
        2.     The Simpsons Skin Pack
        3.     Doctor Who Skins Volume 1
        4.     Doctor Who Skins Volume 2
        5.     Star Wars Classic Skin Pack
        6.     Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack
        7.     Star Wars Prequel Skin Pack
        8.     Mass Effect Mash-up Pack
        9.     Skyrim Mash-up Pack
        10.     Plastic Texture Pack
        11.     Candy Texture Pack
        12.     Cartoon Texture Pack
        13.     Steampunk Texture Pack
        14.     Pattern Texture Pack
        15.     Greek Mythology Mash-up Pack
        16.     Halloween 2015 Mash-up Pack

More add-on packs will also be available for the game in the future.

For more information about Minecraft: Wii U Edition, please visit http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/minecraft-wii-u-edition.

Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

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About Mojang: Mojang is a game development studio based in Sweden, best known for developing “Minecraft.” In 2014, Mojang joined Microsoft Studios to continue work on “Minecraft” and bring their vision, creative energy and innovative mindset to the development of future games.


About the Author: Kevin M

Kevin M. joined the Nintendo Castle team in 2015, mainly wanting to spread the word out about the latest Nintendo news. He plays many different genres of games, but mostly plays games on Nintendo systems. Kevin can mainly be found searching all around the Internet to find everything going on, as well as the release dates of games to keep himself updated.

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unixgeek13 on 12/7/2015 7:46:40 PM

Will it ever play on an Atari?