Physical copies of Minecraft: Wii U Edition are now available in stores at a SRP of $29.99. This version of the beloved building game will come with all the add-on packs that came with the Nintendo eShop for free, including the recently released Super Mario Mash-Up Pack.
“Even more Nintendo fans are going to love discovering the worldwide phenomenon of Minecraft on Wii U,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “The retail version of Minecraft: Wii U Edition is great for any video game fan that wants to get creative and see what the Minecraft phenomenon is all about.”
Minecraft: Wii U Edition features the full game and many of the most popular previously released content packs, such as:
Super Mario Mash-Up Pack
Battle & Beasts Skin Pack
Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack
Natural Texture Packs
City Texture Packs
Fantasy Texture Pack
The Super Mario Mash-Up Pack is only available in Minecraft: Wii U Edition. The bonus content gives players 40 new Super Mario-themed skins, which transform the game’s characters into familiar heroes like Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, and even troublemakers like Wario and all seven Koopalings. All the world and item textures in the game will also be redone, providing players the opportunity to create their own Super Mario-themed locations within the world of Minecraft. Builders of all ages will love crafting massive new worlds using building blocks inspired by a series as accessible and iconic as Super Mario.
Since launching in 2011, Minecraft has become a global phenomenon, selling more than 100 million games worldwide. The game places players in a massive randomly generated world, and lets them explore, harvest resources and craft anything their imaginations can conjure. The Wii U version of Minecraft features Off-TV Play, touch-screen functionality and online multiplayer.