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News: Mojang is Still Open to Bringing Minecraft to Nintendo Systems

Mojang is Still Open to Bringing Minecraft to Nintendo Systems

"If I had my way, we’d be on everything"

While the absence of a number of major multi-platform franchises and IPs from Nintendo hardware can be easily explained, the fact that Minecraft has never come to the Wii U or 3DS remains surprising. While technical limitations would hold a 3DS version back to being a lighter / smart device port, the Wii U...

News: Cypronia to Offer Future Release for Free as Celebration of Cube Life: Island Survival Sales

Cypronia to Offer Future Release for Free as Celebration of Cube Life: Island Survival Sales

Early sales show promise in Europe

It's no secret that a number of developers have been producing variations on the theme of Minecraft for the eShop stores, filling a gap in the market. They've enjoyed some success doing this, and Cypronia has been in touch to state that its entry - Cube Life: Island Survival - is doing rather well since its launch...

Review: Cube Life: Island Survival (Wii U eShop)

Cube Life: Island Survival (Wii U eShop)

A summer blockbuster?

For the past few months, multiple developers have been releasing their own clones of Minecraft in an effort to provide Nintendo gamers with the closest approximation to that source material as possible. Though the concept may seem simple initially, most developers have failed to recreate it in any meaningful way, with...

News: Cube Creator 3D Bringing a Minecraft-Style Experience to 3DS This Week in North America

Cube Creator 3D Bringing a Minecraft-Style Experience to 3DS This Week in North America

Demo has been downloaded over 260,000 times

Nintendo systems may be lacking the selling power of Minecraft, but a number of developers have been endeavouring to fill the gap. The latest to throw their hats into the ring are collaborators Big John Games and Gamers Digital, with Cube Creator 3D - it's arriving on the eShop in North America this week...

Gallery: The Natives Are Most Definitely Hostile In Cube Life's Survival Mode 

The Natives Are Most Definitely Hostile In Cube Life's Survival Mode 

Minecraft-inspired Wii U eShop title gets some new screens

Cypronia has kindly sent us some more screens from its forthcoming Wii U title Cube Life: Island Survival, this time focusing on the game's Survival Mode. We've already seen what the game's Creative Mode looks like, but the following screens detail the many dangers that exist within the...

Video: This Recreation of The Legend of Zelda in Minecraft is Something to Behold

This Recreation of The Legend of Zelda in Minecraft is Something to Behold

Legendary

The absence of Minecraft on Nintendo systems will likely be looked back upon as a major 'what-if' in years to come. It's arrived on practically every other gaming platform, and various other attempts at the genre have since been announced by Indie studios aiming to fill a gap. While you can keep major releases from Nintendo fans, you...

Gallery: Fresh Images Aim to Show Off Creative Mode in Upcoming Wii U eShop Title Cube Life: Island Survival

Fresh Images Aim to Show Off Creative Mode in Upcoming Wii U eShop Title Cube Life: Island Survival

Get creative

Earlier this week we reported on an upcoming Wii U title inspired by Minecraft, in this case developed by Cypronia and called Cube Life: Island Survival. It's not the only block-based world-building title headed to Wii U, and will no doubt hope to grab attention courtesy of the iconic Mojang title. The Creative Mode is, as the name...

News: Cube Life: Island Survival is Another Minecraft-Inspired Title Heading to the Wii U eShop

Cube Life: Island Survival is Another Minecraft-Inspired Title Heading to the Wii U eShop

Cypronia is targeting a Q2 release and a year of updates

The fact that Nintendo's systems are the only major platforms to miss out on Minecraft is well-documented and often discussed, though there have been other developers tossing their hats into the ring on the big N's hardware. The latest to do so on the Wii U is Cypronia, which has announced...

News: Nexis Games Defends UCraft's Multiplatform Move and PC Beta Release

Nexis Games Defends UCraft's Multiplatform Move and PC Beta Release

PS4 and Xbox One on the agenda, no name change mentioned

In recent weeks and months we've seen the emergence of a few titles clearly inspired by Minecraft, the phenomenon now owned by Microsoft that's been released on all platforms bar Nintendo's. Block building open-world adventures with primitive visuals are popping up as confirmed or prospective...

News: Battleminer is Bringing Its Crafty Presence to 3DS in North America on 20th November

Battleminer is Bringing Its Crafty Presence to 3DS in North America on 20th November

Bring a machine gun to an ant fight

Back in late September we directed your attention to Battleminer, a 3DS eShop release from Wobbly Tooth Games with "that Minecraft aesthetic". The developer made some bold promises, such as 60fps performance in a procedurally generated world, a survivor mode in which you mine, craft and fight enormous ants, in...

News: Another Minecraft Clone, Cube Creator 3D Coming To 3DS eShop

Another Minecraft Clone, Cube Creator 3D Coming To 3DS eShop

Big John Games enters the fray

The race to create a compelling Minecraft clone for a Nintendo console is on and now Big John Games has revealed that it will be jumping on the blocky bandwagon with Cube Creator 3D for the 3DS eShop. The game is due to hit the eShop early next year, however Big John Games do hope to have a demo ready for December so...

News: Nexis Games Launches Kickstarter For Minecraft Clone, UCraft Today

Nexis Games Launches Kickstarter For Minecraft Clone, UCraft Today

Developer needs to dig a little deeper for funding

We like to keep an eye on Kickstarter here at Nintendo Life, as it's helped some pretty fantastic projects to get off the ground in the past. Today, news has emerged that the outspoken developer behind UCraft has taken to crowd-funding in order to see the title through to completion. Nexis games...

News: More Minecraft Mania Looks Set for Wii U With Stone Shire

More Minecraft Mania Looks Set for Wii U With Stone Shire

From voxel fans Finger Fun Games

Throughout human history we've had various eras in which one resource or object is craved in great numbers — we had the gold rush in the US, the coal rush wherever it's found, Rush the movie, RUSH the game and plenty more besides (you got a bit lost there - ed). We're now in the midst of the Minecraft rush on...

News: Battleminer Screens Show Some Familiar Block Building On the Way to 3DS

Battleminer Screens Show Some Familiar Block Building On the Way to 3DS

MineBattle

It was only recently that we were talking about U Craft, an apparent Minecraft clone coming to Wii U, though we've now received some fresh screens of an equally blocky title on the way to the 3DS eShop. Announced earlier in the summer and due in North American in the next month — later elsewhere — is Battleminer, which is bringing its...

News: Nexis Games is Developing U Craft, a Minecraft Clone, for the eShop

Nexis Games is Developing U Craft, a Minecraft Clone, for the eShop

Aiming for before Christmas

The continuing absence of Minecraft from Nintendo systems — a release even less likely following Microsoft's acquisition of Mojang — continues to frustrate some, especially considering the phenomenal popularity of the game. In recent days news emerged of a Minecraft clone on the way to Wii U, though we were...

News: Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says They Have "Fulfilled The Need For Now"

Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says They Have "Fulfilled The Need For Now"

"We won't release on the platform if the base is very small"

Minecraft is massive — so massive in fact that it's one of the few franchises which challenges Nintendo's otherwise iron grip on younger players. We've said several times in the past that Minecraft on the Wii U would make brilliant business sense, but it would appear that 4J Studios...

News: Developer Hints At How Minecraft Could Shape Up On 3DS

Developer Hints At How Minecraft Could Shape Up On 3DS

One for the optimists

Minecraft and Nintendo — a suitable match that's never actually got together. With Nintendo's systems popular with young gamers and the Mojang game being a phenomenon loved by children — and adults too, of course — it seems like a perfect fit. That's particularly the case with the 3DS and its large userbase, while the Wii...