It took them ages, but Nintendo has finally announced that Minecraft is coming to the Wii U later this month. The game, called Minecraft: Wii U Edition will launch on December 17th for $29.99.
The game will have all of the standard features that fans have come to know and love, though the devs promise that Nintendo-specific content will be coming at a later date. Hopefully that means some Mario and Zelda skins at some point.
The following free and paid content packs will also be available to download when the game launches:
- Battle & Beasts Skin Pack
- Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack
- Natural Texture Pack
- City Texture Pack
- Fantasy Texture Pack
- Festive Mash-up Pack
- 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
Telltale Games will be taking on the world of Minecraft with Minecraft: Story Mode, and the first episode will launch next month.
The name of the first episode is The Order of the Stone and will be the first of a 5-episode season. This game will launch digitally on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 13th. It will then launch for iOS and Android on October 15th. It will also be coming to PlayStation Vita and Wii U at some point, though a release window for those platforms is not known at this point.
Interestingly, a physical version for the game will be released a couple of weeks later on October 27th. This physical version of the game will come with episode one and a season pass to download the rest of the episodes. This is actually a really cool idea, as it gives fans of physical media the box right away without having to wait for the whole season to be done first.
Check out a teaser trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode below.
When Telltale Games announced that they would be taking yet another popular license – this time Minecraft – and turn it into an episodic adventure, I admit I was skeptical. Not only does it seem like just about everything is going episodic these days, how the heck do you make an episodic adventure about a game that had no story to begin with?
Well, judging from the new trailer that was shown at this year’s Minecon event for what is called Minecraft: Story Mode, they’re on the right track. The tone is goofy and light-hearted, with a story that seems very simple and in line with what could ever pass as a story in a game about mining blocks. Check out the trailer for the game below.
Here’s a plot synopsis from the YouTube video’s description:
“Players will control protagonist Jesse throughout the season, as portrayed by actor Patton Oswalt. Jesse and his group of friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone; four adventurers who slayed an Ender Dragon. The Order is the very best at what they do: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect. While at EnderCon, Jesse and his friends discover that something is wrong… something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and they must set out on a journey to find The Order of the Stone if they are to save their world from oblivion.”
Minecraft has been released on just about every platform you could possibly think of, so it only makes sense that it would be making its way to another one. Developer Mojang has just revealed that the game will be getting a Windows 10 Edition that will be released later this year.
The cool news is that if you already own Minecraft on PC you can get the Windows 10 Edition for free. If not, then you can just pay $10 for the beta and hop into the world that has enraptured million of players for years now.
According to Mojang, this is a new versions that will develop over time, and will stand apart from the various other versions of the game. It will also be able to play online with the Pocket Edition of the game via an update after launch.
Telltale Games will be adapting yet another popular IP into their critically-acclaimed episodic format.
There is there any series out there that Telltale Games is not making into an episodic adventure? Apparently not, as they and Minecraft devs Mojang have announced that Minecraft: Story mode is coming next year.
This game will reportedly tell an original story that is driven by player choice, though it is not intended to be an expansion or official explanation for the actual Minecraft world. This is going to be its own standalone game, which will allow Telltale to essentially do whatever the hell they want with the IP.
Telltale said the following about the upcoming game:
“Telltale’s series will mix new characters with familiar themes, in an entirely original Minecraft experience, inspired by the Minecraft community and the game that continues to inspire a generation.”
Although an official release date was not confirmed, the game is expected to release next year for PC, consoles and mobile devices.
Get a boxed copy of the game starring box people this November.
Retail copies of Mojang’s Xbox One version of Minecraft will be hitting the store shelves on November 18th in the USA, Microsoft revealed today. The game will cost $20 in stores.
The game is already available for those who prefer digital downloads, as it released in early September.
Microsoft recently purchased Minecraft creator Mojang for $2.5 billion recently, which has lead to the speculation that Minecraft may become an exclusive to Microsoft at some point down the road. The game’s original creator, Markus “Notch” Persson, decided to leave the company due to the fact that he didn’t want to be in charge of something that has become so unexpectedly massive.