Minecraft: Wii U Edition was only announced a couple days ago, and naturally it's been the center of much attention. While it may be true that this is news that has been long-awaited, the unfortunate exclusion of GamePad inventory management has turned many potential buyers away from picking up this version. Additionally, the results of our recent poll indicate somewhat passive reception; it seems that many of you are either indifferent or don't see enough value for the price.

While it's unlikely to sway large volumes of potential buyers, it's recently come to light that the game will support the Wii U Pro Controller, Voice Chat, and USB Keyboards. The news came via the game's listing on Nintendo's Japanese site, and – if nothing else – it'll help contribute to a positive image for this port. All the same, it'll be interesting to see how Minecraft does when it goes live on the eShop in a couple weeks.

What do you think? Will Minecraft sell well on the Wii U? Are you glad to hear about the expanded peripheral support? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Thanks to Benson for the tip.

[source nintendo.co.jp, via reddit.com]