Being able to buy the boxed version of the Minecraft: Wii U Edition game in stores at a suggested retail price of only $29.99 is great news. Even better news? This retail version of the game comes with the same popular Minecraft add-on content packs included in the Nintendo eShop version of the game on the disc at no extra charge. This includes the recently released Super Mario Mash-Up Pack, which adds elements from the Super Mario series to the game.
“Even more Nintendo fans are going to love discovering the worldwide phenomenon of Minecraft on Wii U,” said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Publisher & Developer Relations. “The retail version of Minecraft: Wii U Edition is great for any video game fan that wants to get creative and see what the Minecraft phenomenon is all about.”
The Wii U version of Minecraft features the full game, as well as many of the most popular previously released content packs. These include:
Super Mario Mash-Up Pack
Battle & Beasts Skin Pack
Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack
Natural Texture Packs
City Texture Packs
Fantasy Texture Pack
The Super Mario Mash-Up Pack is only available in Minecraft: Wii U Edition. The bonus content 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 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. Builders of all ages will love crafting massive new worlds using building blocks inspired by a series as accessible and iconic as Super Mario.
Since launching in 2011, Minecraft has become a global phenomenon, selling more than 100 million games worldwide. The game places players in a massive randomly generated world, and lets them explore, harvest resources and craft anything their imaginations can conjure. The Wii U version of Minecraft features Off-TV Play, touch-screen functionality and online multiplayer.