Whether you like it or not at this point, Minecraft is coming to the Wii U.
There’s been a lot of debate about why this is necessary, what purpose it serves, and why Mojang, a company now owned by Microsoft, is allowed to do this. For the most part, though, the transition of the game to the Wii U doesn’t seem like a bad one, and it doesn’t surprise me that it’s finally hitting the last major platform it wasn’t playable on yet, given its popularity.
But, of course, when you’re a game from a different platform coming to the Wii U, you’re reaching entirely new possibilities that weren’t available to you with Nintendo’s competitors. I’m talking amiibo.
According to a comment left in the Minecraft announcement from Microsoft’s website, from community manager Helen Zbihlyj, there has been an overwhelming demand for Minecraft amiibo. This comes as no surprise to us, because at this point we want amiibo for every major Wii U game to launch. She makes it clear, however, that she has no idea if one is in the works, or if there will be one at all, but the recent release of the Shovel Knight amiibo at least proves to us that the third party amiibo isn’t impossible.
Of course, this is one of Nintendo’s direct competitors, which means that if it was to release a Minecraft amiibo, which would only work with the Wii U, it would be releasing game content exclusive to the Wii U, which would not make sense from a business standpoint. It would probably also make the Wii U version of the game the best release of the game, which I don’t see them wanting to do on their competitor’s console.
However, the idea of two companies collaborating is not completely foreign or impossible, either, and so I don’t know if writing off Minecraft amiibo entirely is a smart move just yet. Keep your eyes open as we get closer to Minecraft’s Wii U release, and we’ll just have to wait and see!Leave a Comment