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It's been confirmed in a Microsoft live stream that the Wii U Edition of Minecraft will get a physical retail release 'later', but is eShop only - as expected - on 17th December.

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Just before Nintendo's November Direct a PEGI rating emerged for Minecraft on Wii U. It never appeared in the Direct, however, and with the rating since disappearing from the PEGI website there was undoubtedly some confusion; thankfully that rating disappearance only pointed to a delay.

Nintendo has now confirmed that Minecraft: Wii U Edition will hit the eShop on 17th December in North America and Europe, with a price of $29.99 in the US. It'll have off-TV play, naturally, while the following add-on packs will be included for free.

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

There'll also be 16 packs available for purchase right away on the eShop with more promised in the future, though pricing hasn't been given at the time of writing.

  • Festive Skin Pack
  • The Simpsons Skin Pack
  • Doctor Who Skins Volume 1
  • Doctor Who Skins Volume 2
  • Star Wars Classic Skin Pack
  • Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack
  • Star Wars Prequel Skin Pack
  • Mass Effect Mash-up Pack
  • Skyrim Mash-up Pack
  • Plastic Texture Pack
  • Candy Texture Pack
  • Cartoon Texture Pack
  • Steampunk Texture Pack
  • Pattern Texture Pack
  • Greek Mythology Mash-up Pack
  • Halloween 2015 Mash-up Pack

Best of all "Nintendo and Mojang are also collaborating on new content for Nintendo fans to be released at a future date"; it'll be interesting to see what form that'll take.

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