Minecraft headed to Wii U eShop on December 17

Minecraft is headed to the Wii U! The hit indie title's first appearance on a Nintendo console will happen on December 17th.

Nintendo of Europe just announced on Twitter that Minecraft will finally be coming to the Wii U on the Nintendo eShop on the 17th of December.

While we don't know much currently, it sounds like it might be a match made in heaven. The Wii U gamepad would make the crafting menus in Minecraft much more convenient, not to mention making inventory management easier.

This is a huge announcement for Nintendo, but is it the surprise they were talking about last week?

Nintendo of America's Senior Manager of Licencing and Marketing, Damon Baker teased about a big reveal headed our way on Monday through the Nintendo World Report's podcast, in support of Child's Play:

“Speaking of announcements, I wish I could tell you guys, but stay tuned for Monday. Monday there’s going to be something… something happening on Monday. It’s going to be big.”

Could the Wii U version of Minecraft be what he was talking about? It's a pretty big title that hasn't been on a Nintendo system yet, so this is big news for the big N.

But if this isn't the big surprise, what could it be?


"Find something to believe in, and find it for yourself. When you do, pass it on to the future." - Solid Snake.

Published Oct. 27th 2017

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