The popular sandbox game is getting another port, and this time it is for good old Nintendo.
According to a listing by European ratings board PEGI, the hit sandbox and survival game Minecraft will be heading to the Nintendo Wii U, though no specific details were showed in regards to the supposed Wii U port.
It was spotted by NeoGAF user HypnoDakai where the supposed Wii U version will be available later this year. However there were no announcements from Nintendo nor from developer Mojang about the said release. There were no even a single hint about a Minecraft launch during the Nintendo Direct live stream. Hopefully there would be any announcements to be made anytime this month if it is indeed scheduled for a 2015 release, but it is possible that this could be only a digital download launch.
Minecraft was created by independent game developer Mojang that became a phenomenal hit to gamers from hardcore to casual, thanks to its rich open world where you can build your own creations by using blocks and it also has a depth in having a survival themed game. Mincraft already has several ports since its launch in 2009, from the PC to mobile to PlayStation 3, Vita and 4, to Xbox 360 and Xbox One up to the Mac and Linux.
Microsoft recently purchased Mojang for an amount of $2.5 billion, including the Minecraft property in September 2014, where Microsoft will be utilizing its Augment Reality gear the Hololens will be utilizing the game. In a statement from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella:
?Let’s have a game that, in fact, will fundamentally help us change new categories, HoloLens was very much in the works [when Microsoft announced the deal last year, and we knew it.”
Minecraft will also have Oculus Rift support in 2016