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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

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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...

News: Nintendo Open To Minecraft on Wii U and 3DS, and Expanding Its Popularity in Japan

Nintendo Open To Minecraft on Wii U and 3DS, and Expanding Its Popularity in Japan

Shigeru Miyamoto teases, "maybe we're meeting with them!"

Minecraft is everywhere, and it's a phenomenon. It's on a significant number of platforms, with releases confirmed to be on the way for PS4 and Xbox One, while its PS3 and Xbox 360 versions continually rest in the top 10 of sales charts in major territories such as the US. A social, creative...

Talking Point: It's Not Too Late for Nintendo to Join the Minecraft Party

It's Not Too Late for Nintendo to Join the Minecraft Party

The blocky horse hasn't bolted, yet

If Minecraft was a conventional video game, its time in the sun would have passed by now, or we'd currently be playing Minecraft 4 and questioning whether Mojang was going 'a bit EA' with its annual releases. That's far from the reality, however, as this is a game that has ignored convention to establish itself...

News: Notch "Not Aware of Any Plans" for Minecraft on Wii U

Notch "Not Aware of Any Plans" for Minecraft on Wii U

That'll be that, then...

Earlier this week we shared a rumour that Minecraft was in development for Wii U, but urged that you take it with a bucket of salt. It originated from a claim based on an unnamed retail source, and while we wondered how a retailer would know that Mojang was working on Minecraft on Wii U development kits, it was certainly...

Rumour: Minecraft Is Already In Development For Wii U, GamePad Said To Be The Focus

Minecraft Is Already In Development For Wii U, GamePad Said To Be The Focus

Could be released by the end of 2014

Minecraft is something of a smash hit, having sold over 30 million copies since its launch a few years back. The game is currently being ported to the PS3, PS4, PS Vita and Xbox One — and, if a new rumour is to be believed, the Wii U. The source is a retailer who has previously shared inside information with...