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It has been announced that the sandbox giant that is Minecraft will be launching soon on WiiU. 

Minecraft : WiiU Edition comes with multiple add on content packs. The WiiU Edition will release December 17th and costs $29.99. A collaboration between Nintendo and Mojang means in the future we will be seeing new content for Nintendo fans (Mario skin pack anyone?). Like most WiiiU games it is possible to play the game on the WiiU gamepad even if the TV has it’s source changed. 

The game comes with some of the most popular add-on content packs including : 

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

“With so many included add-on content packs,  Minecraft: Wii U Edition brings an exciting collection of  Minecraft content and experiences to Nintendo fans,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “Wii U players will have plenty of reasons to keep coming back to this iconic gaming experience.”

There will also be additional add-on packs available on the Nintendo eShop from the game’s launch. There are 16 of these packs, which are : 

  • 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

Check out the gallery below for screenshots!