The team behind the popular sandbox game has officially announced the Wii U port.
Recently some from the internet with sharp eyes saw a listing of Minecraft for the Wii U on PEGI a few weeks ago, confirming that the Wii U will get the Minecraft release it deserves. Since the Wii U Gamepad is a useful tool for Minecraft as it provides a secondary screen in building your creations, as well as some possible innovative features for the game.
Though PEGI has removed the listing of Minecraft, just recently Mojang has finally announced that they are bringing their game to the Wii U. The Minecraft Wii U Edition will be available on the Nintendo eShop on December 17 for $29.99. The game will include the six popular add-on packs as well as a bonus Festive mash-up content just in time for Christmas.
According to the Mojang website, they will also be adding more add-on content in the future so fans can expect more support for the Wii U port, and also expect free content updates for the game as well. Minecraft will also support off-TV support that lets you play the game on the Wii U Gamepad while the rest can use the TV or monitor for watching videos or playing other games. Mojang will also provide more details about the latest port as it gets closer to the release date.
Minecraft has already become available to different platforms, from PC to mobile to the home consoles and handheld game devices, it is open to different audiences from different platforms, whether a casual or hardcore gamer, and despite being an old game, and it still has attracted more new players, especially the younger audiences.
Minecraft Wii U Edition will be available digitally on the Nintendo eShop on December 17, 2015.