Minecraft Wii U announced for a December 17th release

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Minecraft has taken over the world of gaming, appearing on almost every game console ever with the only safe haven from the block-building survival game was Nintendo. That is about to change however as Nintendo has announced that Minecraft will be coming to the Wii U on December 17th 2015.

The Wii U edition of Minecraft will support full play on the GamePad controller’s screen and 4 player split-screen play on HDTVs as well as 8 player Online. It will also come with a handful of DLC content including:

  • Battle & Beasts Skin Pack
  • Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack
  • Natural Texture Pack
  • City Texture Pack
  • Fantasy Texture Pack
  • Festive Mash-up Pack

In a prepared statement, Nintendo of America’s president and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime stated:

“With so many included add-on content packs, Minecraft: Wii U Edition brings an exciting collection of Minecraft content and experiences to Nintendo fans, Wii U players will have plenty of reasons to keep coming back to this iconic gaming experience.”

The game will also see 16 additional add-on packs for purchase on launch day which includes cosmetic packs such as:

  • Festive Skin
  • The Simpsons Skin
  • Doctor Who Skins
  • Doctor Who Skins
  • Star Wars Classic Skins
  • Star Wars Rebels Skins
  • Star Wars Prequel Skins
  • Mass Effect Mash-up
  • Skyrim Mash-up
  • Plastic Texture
  • Candy Texture
  • Cartoon Texture
  • Steampunk Texture
  • Pattern Texture
  • Greek Mythology Mash-up
  • Halloween 2015 Mash-up

Nintendo also confirmed that Minecraft Wii U will see further add-on content that will be exclusive to Nintendo in the near future. The game will be priced at $29.99 on the eShop, with a retail disk version to come at a later time.