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:

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.

John Callaham