Nintendo's Wii U to pick up Minecraft Dec. 17, to include six skin packs, gamepad support and more

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This morning Nintendo announced that Microsoft’s Minecraft will be coming to the Wii U platform on December 17 for $29.99 via the Nintendo eShop. Appropriately titled Minecraft: Wii U Edition, the game will support play on the GamePad’s controller screen and allow for a split-screen experience on up to 4 HD TVs, with up to 8 players online. Included with the game will be 6 free add-on skin packs:

  • Battle and Beasts Skin Pack
  • Battle and Beasts 2 Skin Pack
  • Natural Texture Pack
  • City Texture Pack
  • Fantasy Texture Pack
  • 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,” Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and COO, said in a prepared statement. “Wii U players will have plenty of reasons to keep coming back to this iconic gaming experience.”

16 additional add-ons will be available for purchase with the launch of the game, with more DLC promised to come in the future. The add-ons include:
  • 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

Check out the video below for the official confirmation. Are our readers excited to see the game finally come to Nintendo’s platform? et us know in the comments section


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