Minecraft Finally Arriving on Wii U

If you’ve been waiting for Minecraft on the Wii U, you’ve been through a few ups and downs these days. Back in November, a PEGI rating was revealed for the game, but during the following Nintendo Direct, there was no mention of the title and the rating quickly disappeared from the PEGI website. Was the game cancelled? No, it wasn’t.

In fact, it was merely a delay that caused the confusion, but there is delay no more. Nintendo has confirmed that on December 17th, Minecraft: Wii U Edition will be coming to the eShop for the price of $29.99USD. Currently, it’ll only be an eShop product, but will be heading to store shelves as a physical release later (according to Microsoft).

The game will include off-TV play on the GamePad, and there will be plenty of additional content both for free and for purchase upon release. There will be 16 packs for purchase, though there’s been no information available about their pricing. Let’s start with the paid items:

  • 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

Oh no! So many things to buy! But don’t worry, you’ll also get these items for free:

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

Yay! Plenty of content to play around with. It’s time for another set of Minecraft addicts to be born!


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Dave will tell you that he likes to play video games, this is in fact a lie. What he really likes to do is buy games, and leaving them sitting unopened on his shelf. He is a monster.

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