Wii U Version of Minecraft Gets a Physical Release

Posted by at 11:17 am on June 20, 2016

Minecraft Wii U EditionNintendo revealed today that Minecraft: Wii U Edition is now available as a retail release. It came out digitally last December. Minecraft is one of the biggest games in the world, having sold over 100 copies across all of its platforms (which is pretty much all of them, including PC, consoles, and mobile).

The boxed version comes with content that is downloadable for digital version, including the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack, which adds models and textures based on Nintendo’s famous series. It also comes with:

  • Battle & Beasts Skin Pack
  • Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack
  • Natural Texture Packs
  • City Texture Packs
  • Fantasy Texture Pack
  • Festive Mash-up

The retail version costs $30, same as the digital one.

The Wii U is nearing the end of its life. Its replacement, the mysterious NX, comes out in March 2017. The Wii U doesn’t have many more games on the horizon (even its most anticipated release, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is also coming out for the NX), so this physical version of Minecraft for the struggling system comes at an opportune time.

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