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Minecraft is Coming to Wii U on December 17

Nintendo has announced the Wii U edition of Minecraft! The mega-popular, time-sinking title will release for Nintendo’s system Dec. 17 for $30 in North America, and £20 in the UK. Minecraft Wii U Edition will include several of the skin and texture packs. Additional packs will be available for purchase from the Nintendo eShop.

The game will also feature off-TV play using the gamepad, allowing players to build their wood cabins and mountain castles using only the Nintendo tablet. With any luck, this surprise port is only the tip of the iceberg; Here’s hoping Nintendo takes the opportunity to branch out even further with third party – and indie – title support. But for now, there’s only a couple days until Wii U owners can join in on the block-building fun.

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