After years of waiting, Mojang’s video game hit Minecraft will finally launch worldwide on Nintendo’s Wii U home console on December 17 with a ton of free DLC. Minecraft: Wii U Edition comes with multiple add-on content packs, and will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in North America for $29.99. Nintendo and Mojang are also collaborating on new content for Nintendo fans to be released at a future date. More details about this content will be released at a later time.
The game will feature off-TV play, so players can keep their games going on the screen of the Wii U GamePad controller if another family member wants to watch something else on TV. The game also comes with some of the most popular current
Minecraft add-on content packs that are included are the Battle & Beasts Skin Pack, Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack,Natural Texture Pack, City Texture Pack, Fantasy Texture Pack and the 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.”
In addition to the content that comes with the game, players will also be able to expand their experience with 16 additional add-on packs available for purchase within the Nintendo eShop at launch, These include the Festive Skin Pack, the Simpsons Skin Pack, Doctor Who Skins Volume 1 and 2, Star Wars Classic, Rebels and Prequel Skin Packs, 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 and the Halloween 2015 Mash-up Pack.
Nintendo stated that more add-on packs will also be available for the game in the future.
About Mojang: Mojang is a game development studio based in Sweden, best known for developing “Minecraft.” In 2014, Mojang joined Microsoft Studios to continue work on “Minecraft” and bring their vision, creative energy and innovative mindset to the development of future games.