Updated 03:59 PM EDT, Mon, Sep 27, 2021

Minecraft Coming to Wii U This Month: Bundles, Release Date & What to Expect

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Starting Dec. 17, sandbox video game, Minecraft, will be available for Nintendo Wii U.

PC Mag reported that the game will be available for $29.99 in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U users in North America.

The game has six add-on packages -- Battle & Beasts Skins, Natural Textures, City Textures, Fantasy Textures, and Festive Mash-Up.

"With so many included add-on content packs, Minecraft: Wii U Edition brings an exciting collection of Minecraft content and experiences to Nintendo fans," read the statement of Nintendo of America President and CEO, Reggie Fils-Aime, quoted by PC Mag.

He added that Wii users will enjoy the "iconic" gaming experience of this title. The release was made possible even after developer, Jens Bergensten, said two years ago that it would be "unlikely" that they would release a Wii version of Minecraft.

Game developer, Mojang, vowed that it will offer more content packs and updates for the game.

On its official website, Mojang said that these free updates are in line with the similar service they provide for other platforms.

"As a quick reminder: all DLC packs are optional. You can have significant amounts of fun playing Minecraft without spending extra cash," added Mojang.

Aside from these features and offerings, the game is also expected to feature an "off-TV play," which will enable gamers to continue with their games using the Gamepad.

In addition, Forbes said that the game is already available for a lot of consoles and gaming platforms, like Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Phone, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Apple Mac OS X, Apple iOS, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Google Android, Linux, and the Raspberry Pi.

The same report noted that the game has already sold 70 million copies on all these platforms and its market is still booming.

Wired agreed saying that Minecraft has become the 10th best selling retail title in the United States last September.

Released in March 2009, the simple game of breaking and placing blocks became popular to the gaming world.

"At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things," read the description on its website.

It also revealed that the game is not just as simple as it seems, since it can also mean adventures with friends and other players.

For players who want to step up their game, the Minecraft website said they can go against "terrible things" found in The Nether, which can really be scary.

"You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea," the game's official site added.

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