Minecraft Listed For Wii U Release

Rating board lists title ahead of Nintendo Direct event.

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Mojang's sandbox survival and crafting sensation, Minecraft, may be set for release on Nintendo's Wii U, according to a listing by European ratings board PEGI.

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The listing, which was spotted by NeoGAF user HypnoDarkrai, states Minecraft Wii U Edition will be released this year. Neither Nintendo, Mojang, nor its parent company, Microsoft, have officially announced the release.

Nintendo is scheduled to have a Direct event today (November 12) to offer updates on upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS releases. The stream will take place at 2pm Pacific (10pm UK). It may be that the announcement is made during this.

As with all previous Nintendo Directs, the stream will be available to watch on Nintendo's own website and on Twitch. GameSpot will also host a live stream of it and provide in-depth coverage.

Microsoft spent $2.5 billion to buy Mojang and the Minecraft property in September 2014. According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, its in-development augmented reality headset, HoloLens, was a major part of the decision to acquire the studio and its game.

“Let's have a game that, in fact, will fundamentally help us change new categories," Nadella said. “HoloLens was very much in the works [when Microsoft announced the deal last year], and we knew it."

Microsoft has also confirmed that it will introduce Oculus Rift support for Minecraft in 2016.

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Yeah the PEGI listing is now gone. :(

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Its no longer listed on the website. Thought i'd point that out

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Errr shouldn't this have been on WiiU from the start? Also how is this coming to WiiU if MS own Minecraft?

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Absolutely no mention of this during the Direct. :( Disappointing. I was actually looking forward to this.

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the website actually specifies today as the release date. Its about time to. Wii U is the perfect system for minecraft

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It's kinda too late now. Mojang didn't want to release it on the system and now the fans already have a clone on it. I guess fans of it will still buy it though.

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Finally a game that won't have to have its graphics reduced to run on the system. They will probably have to remove other featuresand make the map really small to get it to actually play on the joke of the console world.

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@jackhague: They're making it for Virtual Boy, too?

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@jackhague: Wii U can easily run minecraft

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I wonder where the inventory screen should go.

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Well when you look at it, Microsoft wasnt against a release on Wii U and were surprised Mojang never brought it up to Nintendo. Lets hop tonight's direct will see some big things

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It makes perfect sense to put this on the WiiU, but why has it taken this long to do so.

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@jimbothon: Cause Notch hated Nintendo. Microsoft bought it and then i guess discussion started and development begin. I think the game will release this year.

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It's crazy it took this long.

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I'm surprised this wasn't announced a lot sooner.

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It never made sense NOT to put it on Wii U. Maybe I'll finally pick it up. I hope it's a physical release and not digital only.

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wow....the wiiu is getting this great new game...is that an exclusive or something?

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@xolivierx: The dual screen coop, Miiverse, and Amiibo support will make it feel like one.

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@mesome713: OMG Minecraft Amiibo!!!

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Hook us up with that dual screen multiplayer coop please. Thank you Microsoft. We promise to pay you back, you want Amiibo, or Smash Bros? Or both?

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@mesome713: no we have good games on both the xbox and windows. We don't need Nintendo baby crap.

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if true the Wii U Gamepad would be perfect for this

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About time, I've never gotten much out of the Xbox releases but if they do the port right I can see myself spending hours playing it. They just need 2 things for me to day one buy it: touch screen inventory management and a 2 player mode where one person gets the tv and one gets the gamepad. Splitscreen is just too cramped for Minecraft.

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very exciting. it's about time. I honestly wasn't expecting this since Microsoft bought the game, but I'm very glad!

I'm also wishing for a New 3DS port! that would be so fun! even if it wasn't as great as the others there's potential! the second screen as an always open inventory and the c-stick would be great!

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Right on time! Seriously though, why not earlier? Would've been perfect for a Nintendo console. Those interested probably already have at least 4 versions of the bloody game by now.

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@Litchie: M$ didn't want to get outsold easily by Nintendo too.

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@Litchie: This is my concern too, but I think it could be popular if they add some really cool Gamepad features and maybe even Miiverse features.

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@Tiwill44: All games have Miiverse.

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@not_a_sheep111: I meant like a way to see random Miiverse posts in the world, kinda like the bottles in Wind Waker HD, or the Splatoon lobby, or the Miiverse stage in Smash.

Regular Miiverse support is a must though, yeah.

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@not_a_sheep111: not all, but this one probably will yeah. the bigger ones almost always do.

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Obviously M$ had to wait long after the Xbone version because they don't want it to be known that the Wii U version would have outsold the Xbone version seeing how M$ owners don't care about non-sci fi/military shooters and racing games. Even a big name game like MGS V didn't sell that well on Xbone.

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@not_a_sheep111: So,how many copies was sold for the X1 my little horse ?

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@sladakrobot: Of course you're going to ignore the fact that it was releases on that platform first than anything else and it got out sold by the PS4 version by over a million. And of course you're going to ignore MGS V not selling very well on Xbone.

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@not_a_sheep111: Minecraft is foremost a pc game first. On the X360 it sold over 12 millions and i guess that is the plattform they still play on.

Then we have the fact that the PS4 sold as twice as much and heureka...you have more sales for multiplattforms.

You still didnt provided me the salesnumbers my little horse

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@not_a_sheep111: MGS was going to sell badly on X1. Konami never invested in the Xbox platform when it came to that IP. Minecraft is a game mostly bought digitally. X360 Minecraft transfers to X1, guess on what console it sold the most?

Shoo uninformed fanboy. MS likes to make money and they're not as obtuse as Sony and Nintendo.

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@R2C25: LMAO, I'm uninformed when you ignore the fact that MGS V selling badly on Xbone proves my point about how M$ fanboys like you don't buy games that aren't sci fi/military shooters and racing games, troll?

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@not_a_sheep111: Dumb comment is dumb comment!

MG5 is not a military shooter? lol

I swear haters are so blind...they dont even know what they are writing

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System seller

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@sladakrobot : i know, right??????????

I just pre-ordered the Minecraft WiiU bundle..... only 25$ for this great console and this exclusive game

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@xolivierx: I bought a PS3 just for the upcomming Yakuza 5

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This may confirm B&K

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@really_tho_bruh: Please don't set my expectations so high

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@Tiwill44: You are responsible for your own hype, Sakamoto

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Cool, while we're releasing stuff for failed consoles, can we get some new games on the 3DO and Sega Saturn?

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@DrunkenPunk800: believe me, if those platforms were around Minecraft would be on there. Greed has no boundaries. Oh, and instead of just trying to sound cool to your homies why don't you do a little research before you say Wii U is anywhere near a failure those consoles where.

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@DrunkenPunk800 : I think the 3do and the Saturn had better games than the wiiU has

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@DrunkenPunk800 I would love some new 3DO games.:

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@DrunkenPunk800: Obvious troll is obvious.

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@DrunkenPunk800: The Saturn was a 2D beast...it had the best versions of KOF and Capcom fighters aswell as tons of arcade ports of shooters and Sega games. The game library is pretty big.

Naming Saturn in the same sentence with the 3DO is close to trolling imo.

You could named the CDi,32x,Virtual Boy or the Jaguar instead and would be spot on.

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@DrunkenPunk800: Username suits you bruh

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