Nintendo’s Wii U console may not be a bastion of third party software, but in a “better late than never” move, the company has announced it will be getting its own version of one of the most lucrative and popular games of the last decade.
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) December 7, 2015
Minecraft, which has been released for seemingly every game platform known to man at this point, will finally be hitting the Wii U on December 17th. According to Mincraft publisher Mojang’s official website, Mincraft Wii U will cost $29.99 USD on the Nintendo eShop (no word yet on when or if there will be retail release) and comes bundled with six of the game’s most popular add-on packs. As an added relief for Wii U owners, the game will also receive regular updates, including future content packs.
Mojang’s announcement also notes that Mincraft Wii U will support off-TV play with the console’s Gamepad, which is probably the main selling point for the Wii U version considering how many other platforms the game is available on.