When Minecraft: Wii U Edition arrived late last year Mojang, Nintendo and Microsoft promised exclusive Nintendo content in 2016, and now details have been confirmed. The Super Mario Mash-Up Pack will be free and available with an update on 17th May (18th May in Europe), and a disc version of the full game with that pack included will arrive in North American stores on 17th June, with a recommended price of $29.99 in the US. At the time of writing no date has been given for a retail release in Europe.

Before we get to the details, you can see some lovely screens of the Mario pack below.

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The pack will feature a whole lot of skins, world and item textures, along with music from Super Mario 64. Some press release details are below.

After downloading the update, players who own the Minecraft: Wii U Edition digital game, which launched last December, will have immediate access to new skins, a Super Mario-themed pre-made world and a set of Super Mario-themed music and item textures. All this new content is inspired by games in the iconic Super Mario series, such as Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.

Downloading the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack gives players 40 new Super Mario-themed skins, which transform the game's characters into familiar heroes like Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, and even troublemakers like Bowser, Wario and all seven Koopalings. All the world and item textures in the game will also be redone, providing players the opportunity to create their own Super Mario-themed locations within the world of Minecraft. While building, players will even enjoy listening to the smooth sounds of 15 pieces of music from Super Mario 64. Builders of all ages will love crafting massive new worlds using building blocks inspired by a series as accessible and recognizable as Super Mario.

It's great news that this Wii U-exclusive pack will be free with the game, especially welcome for those that already have the eShop version and want an excuse to go back. No doubt Microsoft and Mojang are hoping this pack will boost sales, too.

Check out the trailer below and let us know if you're excited about the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack.