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Minecraft on Wii U was launched in December 2015 on the eShop, being sold in North America for $29.99. The game brought 6 add-on packs and it supported full play on the GamePad controller’s screen and gamers could also play in split-screen mode and with up to seven friends online. This year, the Wii U version has received a physical release in North America on June 17, in three days will be released in Japan and Europeans will receive it in the last day of June.

When it was released on the eShop, Minecraft Wii U Edition came with the following add-ons: Battle & Beasts Skin Pack, Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack, Natural Texture Pack,
City Texture Pack, Fantasy Texture Pack and Festive Mash-up Pack, and players were able to purchase the separate 16 additional add-on packs that included: Festive Skin, The Simpsons Skin, Doctor Who Skins, Doctor Who Skins, Star Wars Classic Skins, Star Wars Rebels Skins, Star Wars Prequel Skins, Mass Effect Mash-up, Skyrim Mash-up, Plastic Texture, Candy Texture, Cartoon Texture, Steampunk Texture, Pattern Texture,
Greek Mythology Mash-up and Halloween 2015 Mash-up. Meanwhile, the Mario Mash-Up Pack has been added, which will be installed on the retail version of Minecraft for Wii U.

So, if you live in North America and you’ve already bought the retail version, the Mario Mash-Up Pack gives you the possibility to collect diamond, kill Creepers and to build your dream home while wearing the clothes of famous Birdo. Soon will be released new modes and an online 8-player deathmatch, but more details will be offered in the upcoming months.

Meanwhile, Nintendo has announced that the Minecraft Wii U Edition will undergo Nintendo network maintenance, becoming temporarily unavailable Tuesday, June 21, between 4.50 – 6.30am BST. Nintendo hasn’t specified what the purpose of this scheduled maintenance is, but most likely, it’s for improving online play.