After years of speculation and thousands (millions?) of fans asking for it, Mojang has finally announced that Minecraft: Wii U Edition is coming. The marriage of Minecraft and Nintendo has been long desired by fans as the two seemed to match so well in terms of audience and gameplay philosophy.
The Wii U Gamepad also seems tailor made for Minecraft’s play style, with initial screenshots showing the inventory screen appearing on the device. We even got an official release date already, and it’s probably sooner than you think.
“Minecraft is launching on Nintendo’s Wii U console on December 17th. It’ll cost $29:99 or equivalent, will be available to download on the eStore, and comes bundled with six of our most popular add-on packs. There’s even a Festive mash-up included just in time for the holidays.”
More add-on packs, along with the usual free updates are also promised, so expect the same level of support for Minecraft: Wii U Edition as you’ve seen for other platforms. “As a quick reminder: all DLC packs are optional. You can have significant amounts of fun playing Minecraft without spending extra cash.” On top of this, Minecraft: Wii U Edition will feature off TV play, allowing you to jump into your Minecraft world, while the TV is occupied with something else.