Microsoft is bringing Minecraft to the Wii U, alongside griefing Creepers

First we had the PC version, then we had the console release. Next up was mobile, and now we have an announcement that sees Microsoft bring Minecraft to the Nintendo Wii U. What's more is those with the console won't have to wait long as the official launch date is December 17. The game itself will cost $29.99 on the eShop and will come bundled with six most popular add-on packs.

The Wii U Edition of Minecraft will support off-TV play, allowing players to continue building blocks on the gamepad, while others enjoy their favorite shows on TV. Are you an owner of the Wii U? If so, let us know in the comments if you'll be picking up Minecraft when it's released.

Source: Mojang

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.