Minecraft: Story Mode coming to Wii U, first Minecraft game on Nintendo console

It's hard to believe, but while the Minecraft franchise has been released for a ton of different game consoles and operating systems, the series has never been released on a platform made by Nintendo. That will change with the recently announced Minecraft: Story Mode. A new preview of the upcoming episodic game reveals it will be coming out on the Nintendo Wii U.

Minecraft: Story Mode, which is being developed by Telltale Games in collaboration with Mojang, was first announced in December 2014, just a few weeks after Microsoft officially acquired Mojang and the Minecraft franchise for $2.5 billion. Minecraft: Story Mode will offer fans of the sandbox game series a narrative adventure to play for the first time.

According to The Verge:

"Story Mode will put players in the role of Jesse, an in-universe character voiced by Patton Oswalt, who along with his friends idolizes the Order of the Stone, a group that famously defeated the powerful Ender Dragon boss. For reasons that we don't yet know, Jesse and his crew are forced to find the Order in order to stop a catastrophe from destroying the video game universe. The characters are all designed to represent different kinds of players — some like to build things, other like to explore — and Telltale says that the tone of the story will be reminiscent of '80s films like The Goonies and Ghostbusters, which blend action and comedy in a family-friendly way."

In addition to the Wii U, Minecraft: Story Mode will be released for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, iOS and Android platforms. The first episode is scheduled to be released sometime later in 2015.

Source: The Verge

John Callaham