Updated 02:22 AM EST, Tue, Jan 21, 2020

‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ to be Released on the Wii U This Week [Details]

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Mojang and Telltale Games' "Minecraft: Story Mode" is coming to Nintendo's Wii U console in just a few days.

Telltale recently announced that the "Minecraft" narrative-based series will head to the Wii U on Jan. 21, according to a report from Engadget. Until now, the game was only available on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC, as well as iOS and Android devices. A total of five different episodes were released for all platforms.

"Telltale Games is synonymous with quality gaming and compelling content," said Steve Singer, VP of Publisher & Developer Relations at Nintendo of America Inc., as quoted on Nintendo's website. "We are thrilled that Nintendo fans will have the opportunity to experience this first-hand with the debut of 'Minecraft: Story Mode' on Wii U."

The Wii U edition will only showcase "Episode 1: The Order of the Stone" when it rolls out, but the other versions will be available soon after, Engadget added.

Each episode can be purchased for $5 from the eShop, the news outlet wrote. Customers can also buy it for $20 for the Season Pass, which gives them access to Episodes 2 through 5.

"Working with Nintendo, we're tremendously excited to be bringing our unique style of storytelling to Wii U for the first time, and we couldn't be happier to be kicking things off with a series like 'Minecraft: Story Mode' that allows players of all ages to craft their own adventure across the Minecraft universe." said Kevin Bruner, CEO and Co-Founder of Telltale Games, as quoted on Nintendo's report.

Telltale Games also announced via a press release that the Wii U's game pad is going to feature off-TV play, which allows players to move between screens while in the middle of a game, GameSpot reported. In addition, players will be able to use the game pad's joysticks and buttons as a touch interface to control the game.

"Minecraft: Story Mode" allows users to play as either a male or female hero named Jesse, Nintendo's website wrote. Players will be taken on dangerous adventures across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. As Jesse and his friends arrive at EnderCon to look for Gabriel the Warrior, they discover that something ominous is lurking beyond, and they must go on a journey to locate The Order of the Stone to save their world from destruction.

"Minecraft: Story Mode" features the voices of Patton Oswalt as male Jesse, Catherine Taber as female Jesse, Brian Posehn, Ashley Johnson, Scott Porter, Billy West, John Hodgman, Martha Plimpton, Corey Feldman, Dave Fennoy, and Paul Reubens, the news outlet listed.

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