Microsoft's purchase of Mojang seemed to put an insurmountable hurdle in front of Nintendo ever getting the immensely popular video game Minecraft on the Wii U—at least, it did. Mojang announced Monday that a deal's apparently been reached to bring Minecraft to the Wii U on Dec. 17. It's really happening.

The Wii U version of the game, downloadable via Nintendo's eShop, will come with a $29.99 price tag that includes six add-on packs in addition to the game itself. This includes stuff like the Battle & Beasts Skin Pack and City Texture Pack, so nothing necessary to enjoy the game as it was meant to be played. A number of other content packs will be available to purchase in addition to the six free ones.

Best of all? The Wii U version of Minecraft will also come with Gamepad support. Anyone wanting to play can sit on the couch with the Wii U controller and experience the full game without needing to hog the television. In the day and age of regular binge watching, this seems particularly useful.

Mojang's announcement notes it will be dropping more information about the Wii U version closer to release. For now, the developers promise free updates to the base game in addition to more content packs which can be purchased—at least one of which appears to be Nintendo-themed, which would make sense.

Via: Game Informer

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