For those of you that are behind the curve, Nintendo's 'big news' this Monday was the official confirmation that Minecraft will be coming to the Wii U. This has been news that many have been waiting to hear for a long time, as the Wii U seems like it's set up almost perfectly for the game when one considers how the GamePad could be utilized. Unfortunately, those possibilities will remain possibilities for now.

Owen Hill – Director of Creative Communications at Mojang – recently broke the news on Twitter when a fan asked him if inventory management will be handled on the GamePad. As it would happen, the GamePad will just be used as a second screen; not terrible news, but definitely a let-down considering the missed potential. Hopefully, the studio will opt to put out a patch at a later date that adds in new functionality. Here's the tweet:

What do you think? Are you disappointed by this news? Will this affect whether or not you buy it on Wii U? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[source twitter.com]