Minecraft Is Coming To Wii U At Long Last


At long last, Mojang’s sandbox juggernaut Minecraft will launch for Nintendo’s Wii U, after the Japanese giant confirmed that the port will hit the home console on December 17 packing a raft of add-on content.

Priced at $29.99, the Big N noted that Minecraft Wii U Edition will make use of the hardware’s GamePad peripheral to feature off-screen play, while Mojang – now owned by Microsoft – hinted at plans for Nintendo-themed content to roll out further down the line. Expect the developer to take full advantage of the publisher’s decorated vault of characters, then.


As for those add-ons in question, Nintendo confirmed that Wii U owners can look forward to:

Battle & Beasts Skin Pack
Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack
Natural Texture Pack
City Texture Pack
Fantasy Texture Pack
Festive Mash-up Pack

That’s the content that will be bundled into the base game and included in the aforementioned price tag, though for those of you who want to expand Minecraft Wii U edition, Nintendo will host 16 additional content packs on the eShop upon launch. Welcoming the global phenomenon to the platform, Nintendo of America’s President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime released the following statement.

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

Minecraft Wii U Edition will launch for Nintendo’s home console on December 17, and it’ll be available for $29.99.