Minecraft: Wii U Edition supports voice chat, USB keyboards, Wii U Pro Controller
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Nintendo’s Japanese page for Minecraft: Wii U Edition offers up a few more details about next week’s release. First, aside from the GamePad, players can use the Wii U Pro Controller. Voice chat is compatible, and USB keyboards are supported as a means of communication.
No inventory management in Minecraft: Wii U Edition on the GamePad
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Minecraft: Wii U Edition won’t let players manage their inventory by using the GamePad. Instead, the controller simply acts as an alternate screen for off-TV play. So says Mojang’s Owen Hill, who tweeted the following yesterday:
@jimmyhizz Not at the moment, sorry. It's just used as an alternate screen if someone is using the TV. Would be cool though. 🙂
— Owen Hill (@Bopogamel) December 7, 2015
This really feels like something that would make Minecraft much, much better on Wii U. Hopefully the functionality will be considered for a future update.
Minecraft: Wii U Edition – split-screen, 4 players locally, 8 players online
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Details continue to trickle out about Minecraft: Wii U Edition. This time information, we have some extra information about how multiplayer will be handled.
Here’s some information straight from a Microsoft Studios blog post:
“Minecraft: Wii U Edition will have full play on the GamePad controller’s screen and split-screen play. As with the rest of the versions in Minecraft: Console Edition, it will support four players locally and up to eight players online.”
It’s definitely good to see that Minecraft’s Wii U version will be keeping in line with other platforms. No compromises!
Microsoft is the publisher of Minecraft: Wii U Edition in Japan
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In North America (and presumably Europe), Mojang is publishing Minecraft: Wii U Edition. But that’s not the case in Japan. Microsoft, the new owner of the IP, is publishing the game directly over there. Kind of makes for an interesting situation!
Minecraft: Wii U Edition will be sold physically “at a later date”
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Minecraft: Wii U Edition was announced as a Wii U eShop title earlier today, but it will also be sold in stores down the road. Mojang’s Kristoffer Jelbring confirmed the news on Twitter while responding to a fan question. A release date for the physical version has not been determined, as Jelbring said it will be offered “at a later date.”
Here’s the relevant tweet:
@icrazymark It will be at a later date.
— Kristoffer Jelbring (@KrisJelbring) December 7, 2015
Minecraft: Wii U Edition screenshots
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Following today’s announcement, several screenshots have been released showing Minecraft: Wii U Edition. Check them out below.
Minecraft: Wii U Edition confirmed, out on December 17
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Minecraft: Wii U Edition is official, and it’s coming out very soon. Nintendo and Mojang have announced that the game will be available through the Wii U eShop starting on December 17 for $29.99.
On Wii U, Minecraft will offer off-TV play. Additionally, it’ll come bundled with the following add-on packs: Battle & Beasts Skin Pack, Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack, Natural Texture Pack, City Texture Pack, Fantasy Texture Pack, and Festive Mash-up Pack. Nintendo has also teased that the company is collaborating with Mojang “on new content for Nintendo fans to be released at a future date.”
These add-on packs will be available separately at launch next week:
1. Festive Skin Pack
2. The Simpsons Skin Pack
3. Doctor Who Skins Volume 1
4. Doctor Who Skins Volume 2
5. Star Wars Classic Skin Pack
6. Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack
7. Star Wars Prequel Skin Pack
8. Mass Effect Mash-up Pack
9. Skyrim Mash-up Pack
10. Plastic Texture Pack
11. Candy Texture Pack
12. Cartoon Texture Pack
13. Steampunk Texture Pack
14. Pattern Texture Pack
15. Greek Mythology Mash-up Pack
16. Halloween 2015 Mash-up Pack
Minecraft: Wii U Edition was initially outed through a rating on PEGI. However, this is the first time that we’re hearing about it in any official capacity.
Head past the break to read up on today’s full announcement.