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Super Mario is coming to Minecraft on the Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo and Microsoft are teaming up to add content from Super Mario to the Minecraft: Wii U Edition. The free Super Mario Mash-Up Pack will be released for the sandbox game on May 17.

Microsoft says (opens in new tab):

For the first time ever, players will be able to fend off blocky Hammer Bros. and Dry Bones the same way they do Creepers and Zombies. 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 inspired by games in the "Super Mario Bros." series.

In addition, the upcoming retail version of "Minecraft: Wii U Edition will include the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack when it goes on sale on June 17.

41 Comments
  • Well, this will make Nintendo fans who have a Wii U with Minecraft happy!
  • Indeed, this looks genuinely exciting--like a perfect fit. I'm actually a bit jealous that I don't have a Wii U to try this out. It would be all sorts of awesome nostalgia to build a 3D version of Super Mario in Minecraft using this mashup pack. Very exciting stuff. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the Halo mashup in the Xbox One edition, but even I'll admit this Mario mashup in Minecraft looks amazing--looks like a perfect marriage of two intellectual properties. I'm a bit surprised they're giving it away for free, though. The Halo mashup was like $4 or 5 bucks (granted, the Wii U edition of Minecraft cost $10 more than the Xbox One version, though).
  • Microsoft working with Nintendo on a game? Sure didn't see that one coming!
  • Microsoft will take anyone's money...
  • What surprises me the most is actually Nintendo's willingness to cooperate with a third party (especially Microsoft, which is one of their main competitors).
  • Nintendo isn't really anyone's competitor in consoles right now. It's sad but true. It's dominated by Sony with MS coming in second. A team effort with Nintendo could knock Sony out of their strong hold.
  • 3DS is selling more than Xbox One.
  • True but that's a different market. Nintento is going to combine both markets though as it seems the controller will also be a portable gaming machine. And the console itself is likely going to take cartridges that can move from one to the other. It should be pretty big.
  • Lol rare's joint effort for sonic & sega all stars racing(which could've had a wii exclusive character but it was sega who abandoned it due to thier sports series)
  • I doubt Nintendo did anything more than give permission for the game to be made in the first place. The Minecraft team did it all.
  • Microsoft and Nintendo have actually gotten along well for years. I remember Microsoft making lots of DS ports and games, some of them comissioned by Nintendo. And Microsoft has been complimentary of the upcoming NX, which implies they have some involvement. (Or they may just be making a port of Minecraft for it. Still, it says a lot that Nintendo trusts them with info on a system we know very little about.) It's Nintendo and Sony who don't get along... mainly due to their history involving the Playstation. I'm sure a bit of googling can get you the history behind that particular fight...    
  • Nice addition. Nothing like more Mario to get Nintendo fans buying Minecraft. ;-)
  • But Nintendo isn't working with Microsoft to bring miitomo to windows 10...
  • So the Xbox has its mascot version of Minecraft. Nintendo has its mascot version of Minecraft. It appears Sony needs to find a mascot ...
  • Like Sackboy? Which already is a Minecraft Playstation exclusive. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Who?
  • The main character of the Little-Big Planet franchise.
  • Nintendo bringing Zelda and other awesome games to the windows store would be a dream come true. But tis just a dream. Doubt they would do it with the new console coming out. Unless MS convinced them to run windows 10 on it hehe.
  • At one point in time there was a rumor that the Nintendo NX would run Android, but I'm not sure how true that is.
  • 0% chance of that happening if you know console requirements and how android runs. Likely fine tuned previous OS or some unix variant. Sony built theirs on unix.
  • Like I said, it's a rumor and I don't know how true it is. It could be entirely false; no one outside Nintendo knows for sure.
  • That's cool. I'm just telling you it's completely untrue and it's more likely that MS will release a phone that morphs shapes like the T1000 in Terminator 2.
  • Just because one partnership related to a game that was not a Microsoft game until now? Keep dreaming.
  • That's why I said it's a dream. ;)
  • The textures for the Mario pack look really nice. It doesn't surprise me none that Nintendo decided to have Microsoft make a Mario texture pack, seeing how Mario is Nintendo's cash cow anymore (and some of the recent Mario games aren't that great. My username is just something I thought of on the spot; I don't like some of the recent games.)
  • Agreed that the recent games are pretty so-so although I have to admit there were some nice moments and good mechanics in Super Mario 3D World. Nintendo needs to get their mojo back in a really big way.
  • Lol the qa to some of the games series like mk(maybe started around wii version) in the last few years suck
  • Actually Pokémon is still the biggest revenue stream
  • MS bought Nintendo confirmed. Xbox NeXt Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Nintendo worth much more than Microshit.
  • microsoft tried to buy nintendo for $25 bilion dollars.  the real threat in 2001 was sony playstation, not that kiddie console.
  • Microsoft buy Nintendo Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Nintendo worth much more than Microshit.
  • microsoft tried to buy nintendo for 25 billion dollars before xbox 1 happened.  the real threat was Sony Playstation back in 2001. http://gizmodo.com/5051146/microsoft-almost-bought-nintendo-and-more-rev...
  • Where are you getting that $25 billion number from? It wasn't in the article you linked to.
  • Think hes confusing Nintendo with yahoo
  • Wii won the 7th gen, the 3DS is selling more than the XBone KEEP CRYING
  • its coming sooooooooon.  when ms and nintendo merge to do cross universe.   imagine SSBM VS Xbro characters.  mario vs master chief.
  • Seeing as how Halo is a rated M franchise, that probably won't happen. But then there's Snake in Brawl, so... (I know that people are going to tell me that Halo is now rated T.)
  • KKKKKKK 1 CHARACTER VS THE HUMUNGOUS HOST OF NINTENDO   KEEP DREAMING IN YOUR COLD BEDXBOT
  • Nintendo its time to come up with something new.