Minecraft Wii U Edition (Finally) Confirmed

 

Nintendo has announced Minecraft: Wii U Edition for launch next Thursday, December the 17th!

 

As expected, the game will feature off-TV play on the GamePad controller, likely involving inventory and menu controls. Allegedly, Nintendo said it is working with Mojang on special theme packs, presumably skins and texture packs, as with other console releases. No further information on this is currently available. This release will also mark the first new console release for Minecraft since Microsoft's acquisition of Mojang, hopefully easing any concerns players might have had about the company keeping it exclusively on consoles it owns, or had prior agreements with.

 

Some content packs will come included with the game's release, while others will be available as add-ons from the shop.

 

INCLUDED WITH GAME

 

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

AVAILABLE AS ADD-ONS 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

We will be watching for the release as the 17th approaches. Be sure to check back often!

 

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