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UPDATE (12/9): According to Owen Hill, the director of communications at Mojang, inventory management will not be available on the GamePad while playing Minecraft on the Wii U.

More information about the game will be available as it’s released, so stay tuned!

It turns out PEGI’s slip up last month was accurate after all; Minecraft is hitting the Wii U eShop in just over a week.

The port will be the first version of Minecraft to hit a Nintendo console, and will come with a select few skin and texture packs, with more being made available as DLC to download. Here’s the full list:


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

DLC available at launch:

Festive Skin Pack
The Simpsons Skin Pack
Doctor Who Skins Volume 1
Doctor Who Skins Volume 2
Star Wars Classic Skin Pack
Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack
Star Wars Prequel Skin Pack
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
Halloween 2015 Mash-up Pack


Nintendo has stated that they’re also working with Mojang to create special themed packs, likely hinting at some Nintendo IP themed costumes in the future.

One unusual side effect of this Wii U release is that console competitor Microsoft will get a cut of the profits, due to them owning developer Mojang and the rights to the incredibly popular sandbox title.

Will you be picking up Minecraft as it finally makes its Nintendo debut on the 17th of December? Let us know in the comments!

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.