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Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Minecraft: Wii U Edition is celebrating its first anniversary with more DLC. Players can access the 1st Birthday Skin Pack. For a look at the DLC, watch the video below.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition players should have access to the game’s new holiday update following scheduled maintenance taking place later today. Find a trailer for the patch below.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition is adding the Fallout Mash-Up Pack this week. Once maintenance takes place later this week, the DLC should be out another with update 15. We have the full patch notes below.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition will soon be adding some new DLC based on Fallout, Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic RPG franchise. Mojang announced the new DLC today and also shared first details about what’s included.

Here’s the lowdown:

“Working in the depths of their bunker complex, our artists and builders have been busy blasting Minecraft’s glorious overworld into an irradiated wasteland fit for Fallout fans to wander. Friendly cows, gently sauteed in the light of a thousand suns, have now sprouted second heads, while the familiar supersized spiders have made way for other overgrown arachnids, who scuttle through the dark wielding brutal stingers.

These are not the only mobs to get a little bit melty. Lurking in the shadow of the series’ familiar landmarks – like the Capitol building or Tenpenny Tower – are ghouls, mutants and madmen of many kinds. Vault Dwellers beware: you may be S.P.E.C.I.A.L., but the wasteland is a very dangerous place indeed.

Maintenance for Minecraft: Wii U Edition has been penciled in for next week. The game’s network services will be impacted on December 21 (December 22 in Europe).

The schedule is as follows:

– 4:50 PM PT (December 21) – 6:30 PM PT (December 21)
– 7:50 PM ET (December 21) – 9:30 PM ET (December 21)
– 12:50 AM in the UK (December 22) – 2:30 AM in the UK (December 22)
– 1:50 AM in Europe (December 22) – 3:30 AM in Europe (December 22)

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The developers behind Minecraft: Wii U Edition teamed up with Nintendo earlier this year to bring special Mario content to the game. Fans have since found unused content from images included in the files, showing different skins that were originally going to be used.

Hooktail (from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door) was as least considered as the Ender Dragon instead of Gobblegut. Also shown is Midbus as the Pigs and Yoshi as the Horses. Lastly, we’re able to see the Ender Chest with a Mr. I-themed design instead of the Shy Guy-themed design it has in the final release.

It’s worth noting that the screenshot with the Yoshi horses was used in the “Horses” section of the “How to Play” menu, before the patch which added the Battle Mini Game.

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Mojang and 4J Studios are preparing another update for the console versions of Minecraft. In December, the game will be adding “new mobs, blocks, items, status effects and all manner of other tweaks.”

Going into specifics, Elytra – an item that lets players glide – is on the way. End Cities will also be added along with Dragon’s Breath to create Lingering Potions. Mojang is also teasing “quite a few other stocking-fillers”.

Here’s the full rundown from the Mojang blog:

We’ve prepared a rather spectacular seasonal gift for Console Edition. As is traditional, you’ll have to wait until late December to open up the full package, but we’re happy to give you a teeny preview today – the digital equivalent of letting you sneak downstairs and give your gift-wrapped goodies a little inquisitive shake.

That’s if you can even lift the box – this is the biggest update we’ve put out this year! There are new mobs, blocks, items, status effects and all manner of other tweaks. Here are a few of the things you might hear rattling round inside:

The Campfire Tales Skin Pack was one of the new pieces of DLC added to Minecraft: Wii U Edition within the past week. Get a closer look at it below.

Mojang is celebrating Halloween with a bunch of new content in Minecraft, including the Wii U version. Watch a trailer for the Spooky Bundle below.

It’s a big day for Minecraft: Wii U Edition, as the game is being updated with a bunch of new content. You’ll be able to get your hands on the following:

– Halloween Battle Map DLC
– Campfire Tales Skin Pack
– Battle Map Pack 4 DLC
– Spooky Bundle, containing the Halloween Mash-up Pack, Campfire Tales Skin Pack and Halloween Battle Map

Minecraft: Wii U Edition is also getting patch 14. Head past the break for the full patch notes.