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Open-world builder Minecraft will be landing on the Nintendo eShop on December 17, where it'll be available for $29.99.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

December 7, 2015

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Minecraft will be heading to the Wii U just in time for Christmas, Mojang has announced.  

The open-world builder will be landing on the Nintendo eShop on December 17, where it'll be available for $29.99. 

Although Minecraft is already out on almost every platform known to man, you'd have been forgiven for thinking the game would never make its way to the Wii U following Microsoft's decision to purchase both it and Mojang for $2.5 billion in 2014. 

The Wii U version of Minecraft will come bundled with six of the game's "most popular" add-on packs, and will also make use of the console's GamePad to offer off-TV play. 

Mojang has confirmed it will support the game going forward by adding more content packs. Free updates will also be released further down the road.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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