It’s finally real, and almost here.
The long rumored Minecraft: Wii U Edition has finally been confirmed. The Wii U edition of the world’s most popular game was announced today, and it will be launching as early as next week, on December 17, exclusively over the Nintendo eShop. The Wii U edition will be supported with free and paid DLC in the future, just like all other versions of the game, and it will be launching for $30 with six of the most popular DLC packs for the game.
The Wii U version of the game will be compatible with Off TV Play, meaning you can continue playing it on the Gamepad screen even when the TV screen itself is occupied; it will also be compatible with Miiverse. The game will be launching with the following DLC packs included in the base package:
In addition, more DLC packs will also be available in the eShop right at launch, to purchase:
“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.”
Minecraft is now available on the PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, iOS, and Android.