Minecraft Finally Confirmed for Wii U

Posted By: The GamerDating Team - December 07, 2015


In a live podcast on Saturday for Nintendo World Report, Damon Baker - Nintendo of America Senior Manager of Licensing and Marketing - teased an announcement coming on Monday. A big announcement. Fans spent the weekend speculating everything from new Super Smash Bros. news to details about the NX. 

Today, Nintendo and Mojang announced that despite doubts, Minecraft will be coming to the Wii U as a digital release on the 17th of this month. It features off-TV gameplay on the GamePad and four player split-screen local multiplayer. The price is a little higher than other console versions at $30, but Nintendo players are getting six of the “most popular” add-ons bundled in. 

  • 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.”

There will be 16 additional content packs available via the Nintendo eShop 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