Microsoft today announced the availability of boxed version of the Minecraft: Wii U Edition game in retail stores for $29.99. This retail version of the game comes with the same popular Minecraft add-on content packs included in the Nintendo eShop version of the game on the disc at no extra charge. Also, this includes the recently released Super Mario Mash-Up Pack, which adds elements from the Super Mario series to the game.
The Wii U version of Minecraft features the full game, as well as many of the most popular previously released content packs. These include:
- Super Mario Mash-Up Pack
- Battle & Beasts Skin Pack
- Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack
- Natural Texture Packs
- City Texture Packs
- Fantasy Texture Pack
- Festive Mash-up
The Super Mario Mash-Up Pack is only available in Minecraft: Wii U Edition. The bonus content gives players 40 new Super Mario-themed skins, which transform the game’s characters into familiar heroes like Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, and even troublemakers like Wario and all seven Koopalings. All the world and item textures in the game will also be redone, providing players the opportunity to create their own Super Mario-themed locations within the world of Minecraft. Builders of all ages will love crafting massive new worlds using building blocks inspired by a series as accessible and iconic as Super Mario.
The Wii U version of Minecraft features Off-TV Play, touch-screen functionality and online multiplayer.